Hormone Receptors in Breast Cancer

Hormone Receptors in Breast Cancer-1

Suzanne A.W. Fuqua


Since radiolabeled estrogens were first observed in the early 1960s to be preferentially concentrated in estrogen target organs — observations that gave rise to the concept of an ‘‘estrogen receptor (ER),’’ it has become clear that many human breast cancers are dependent on estrogen for their growth.

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