cancer nest


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cancer nest

A mass of cells extending from a common center seen in cancerous growths.
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The number of infiltrating CD3 [sup]+ and CD8 [sup]+ T cells in the cancer stroma was clearly higher than that in the cancer nests ( P = 0.000), whereas IL-2 protein expression was higher in the cancer nests than in the cancer stroma ( P = 0.000).
Caption: FIGURE 3: Immunohistochemical findings showing many lymphatic ducts expressing D2-40 filled with cancer nests in the kidney (a) and lymph node (b) and the coated cell of the cystic wall expressing D2-40 (c).
It is now common cause that the main trigger for activating dormant breast cancer nests is progestin: in the premarin-only arm of the WHI (2004), there was 28% lower incidence of invasive BRCA in the women aged 50-69 at start (and 44% less CHD, 36% fewer deaths in the women starting under age 60y); so the feared major ADVERSE endpoints after HRT--athero/ thrombosis, and breast cancer- are largely related to progestin, age of onset of HT, and dose.