Published in Medicine and Law Weekly, July 7th, 2006
Study 1: Fibroadenoma growth could be regulated by a hormone-receptor mechanism.
"An estrogen dependency has been suggested for the growth of fibroadenomas: however, thus far, none of the steroid hormone receptors acting on breast tissues has been demonstrated in the stroma of breast fibroepithelial lesions. In this study, the expression of estrogen receptor (ER)-alpha and -beta was investigated by immunohistochemistry in 33 fibroadenomas and in 30 benign, 3 borderline and 7 malignant phyllodes tumors, all with spindle cell growth and in 1 distant...
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