progesterone receptor status


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progesterone receptor status

The presence or absence of receptors to the steroid hormone progesterone on breast cancer cells. Tumors that possess receptors to estrogen, to progesterone, or to both are more responsive to hormone-blocking agents, such as tamoxifen, than are tumors that lack these receptors.
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Progesterone receptor status showed an even stronger association with estrogen receptor negative/progesterone receptor negative BC.
Estrogen and progesterone receptor status with estimation of HER2/neu status are very useful for treatment planning and it also helps in establishing the diagnosis as breast cancer.
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Centre have verified several factors-including high tumour grade, negative progesterone receptor status, and inflammatory breast cancer-that are associated with an increased risk.
Rosetta Genomics added that human miR-527 has recently been shown to be a predictor of progesterone receptor status in breast cancer.
Besides histologic type, additional well-established clinical and histopathologic characteristics used for risk assessment, predictive/ prognostic purposes, and treatment decisions, include patient age, tumor size, histologic grade, estrogen and progesterone receptor status, human epidermal growth factor-2 (HER-2/neu) status, and lymph node status.