estrogen receptor status


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estrogen receptor status

The presence or absence of a receptor to the hormone estrogen on breast cancer cells. Tumors that possess receptors either to estrogen alone or to both estrogen and progesterone are more responsive to estrogen-blocking agents such as tamoxifen than are tumors that lack these receptors.
See also: status
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Correlation of Mean Argyrophilic Nucleolar Organizer Regions and Agnor Proliferation Index with Estrogen Receptor Status in Carcinoma of breast.
Factors affecting estrogen receptor status in a multiracial Asian country: an analysis of 3557 cases.
Although clinical factors such as HER2 and estrogen receptor status and therapeutic setting (P = 0.
Papillary and mucinous subtypes continued to increase in incidence with steady slope by aging irrespective of estrogen receptor status.
They found that the maximum life expectancy gain for women who underwent CPM was six months for all scenarios including age, estrogen receptor status, and cancer stage groups.
These results have illustrated that anethole as a single agent suppresses key pro-inflammatory pathways in human breast cancer cells regardless of estrogen receptor status.
SAN ANTONIO -- Estrogen receptor status flip-flops in 1 in 3 breast cancer patients when the primary tumor progresses to recurrence or distant metastasis, and HER2 status changes in 1 in 10, according to a Swedish study.
Re: Tamoxifen may be an effective treatment for BRCA1-related breast cancer irrespective of estrogen receptor status.
In the case of CYP2D6 testing, a limited number of retrospective studies have produced conflicting results, and are beset with methodological problems, such as small sample sizes, heterogeneity arising from differing study designs, selection criteria, uncontrolled confounding factors, and the misclassification of patients' estrogen receptor status.

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