By Jacques Ferlay, Clarisse Héry, Philippe Autier (auth.), Christopher Li (eds.)
As the most typical melanoma clinically determined between ladies world-wide, breast melanoma is a sickness of substantial public wellbeing and fitness significance. The variety of tested and hypothesized chance components for breast melanoma exceeds that of the other melanoma leading to a wealthy, yet complex and sometimes conflicting literature at the epidemiology of this sickness. Our figuring out of things that give a contribution to breast melanoma danger, in addition to the biology and molecular foundation for this universal illness, has drastically elevated over the last few many years. This e-book presents a finished evaluate and important review of the epidemiology literature on all significant elements of breast melanoma occurrence and mortality, etiology, and results. Chapters are written via the world over well-known leaders within the box and supply a well timed assessment of conventional etiologic possibility elements, in addition to extra lately evaluated exposures. numerous chapters also are dedicated to scientific features of breast melanoma together with screening, prognosis and remedy, and survival. for this reason, this can be the main up to date and finished booklet on breast melanoma epidemiology available.
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The relevance of ER expression as a major discriminator of breast cancer subtypes has been confirmed by gene expression profiling studies (Perou et al. 2000; Sorlie et al. 2001; van’t Veer et al. 2002; van de Vijver et al. 2002; Sorlie et al. 2003; Farmer et al. 2005; Hu et al. 2006). Importantly, however, these studies also reveal a substantial amount of heterogeneity within ERþ and ER– subtypes of breast cancer. Molecular Subtypes of Breast Cancer Gene expression profiling technology has been used to identify and discriminate between subtypes of breast cancer (Perou et al.