Molecular classification of breast cancer: Is it time to pack up our microscopes?

Cummings, Margaret C., Chambers, Rachael, Simpson, Peter T. and Lakhani, Sunil R. (2011) Molecular classification of breast cancer: Is it time to pack up our microscopes?. Pathology, 43 1: 1-8. doi:10.1097/PAT.0b013e328341e0b5


Author Cummings, Margaret C.
Chambers, Rachael
Simpson, Peter T.
Lakhani, Sunil R.
Title Molecular classification of breast cancer: Is it time to pack up our microscopes?
Journal name Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-3025
1465-3931
Publication date 2011-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1097/PAT.0b013e328341e0b5
Volume 43
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease. The traditional classification uses morphology to divide tumours into distinct categories with differing prognosis and behavior. Despite providing high quality data cheaply, it has limitations and hence there has been a hope that the new molecular methods may help to refine the classification systems. Much has been learned in the last few years however, the molecular taxonomy is still in evolution and likely to change over the coming years. Whether the molecular classification is as useful for special subtypes of breast cancers as it has been for ductal carcinoma, no special type, remains to be determined.
Keyword Breast cancer
Molecular classification
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
Official 2012 Collection
School of Medicine Publications
 
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