Association between common risk factors and molecular subtypes in breast cancer patients

Turkoz F. P. , Solak M., Petekkaya I., Keskin O., KERTMEN N. , Sarici F., ...More

BREAST, vol.22, no.3, pp.344-350, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.breast.2012.08.005
  • Title of Journal : BREAST
  • Page Numbers: pp.344-350


Background: Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide and characterized its by molecular and clinical heterogeneity. Gene expression profiling studies have classified breast cancers into five subtypes: luminal A, luminal B, HER-2 overexpressing, basal-like, and normal breast-like. Although clinical differences between subtypes have been well described in the literature, etiologic heterogeneity have not been fully studied. The aim of this study was to assess the associations between several hormonal and nonhormonal risk factors and molecular subtypes of breast cancer.