breast tumor profile
breast tumor profileLab medicine A battery of tests used to evaluate breast cancer aggressiveness after diagnosis; tests in a BTP include estrogen and progesterone receptor assays, DNA index/cell cycle analysis by flow cytometry or by image analysis and Ki-67 localization, cathepsin D, c-erbB-2/HER-2/neu oncoprotein analysis. Cf Breast cancer profile.
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