Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Breast Cancer

Recent Advances in Biology, Imaging and Therapeutics

Edited by Susan Done

University of Toronto, Canada

In recent years it has become clear that breast cancer is not a single disease but rather that the term encompasses a number of molecularly distinct tumors arising from the epithelial cells of the breast. There is an urgent need to better understand these distinct subtypes and develop tailored diagnostic approaches and treatments appropriate to each. This book considers breast cancer from many novel and exciting perspectives. New insights into the basic biology of breast cancer are discussed together with high throughput approaches to molecular profiling. Innovative strategies for diagnosis and imaging are presented as well as emerging perspectives on breast cancer treatment. Each of the topics in this volume is addressed by respected experts in their fields and it is hoped that readers will be stimulated and challenged by the contents.

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Breast CancerRecent Advances in Biology, Imaging and TherapeuticsEdited by Susan Done

Published: December 14th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1748

ISBN: 978-953-307-730-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6606-1

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

45955 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Progestogens and Breast Cancer Risk – In Vitro Investigations with Human Benign and Malignant Epithelial Breast Cells

By Alfred O. Mueck, Harald Seeger and Hans Neubauer


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2. The Electronics of HER2/neu Positive Breast Cancer Cells

By Jan Baumann, Christopher Karch, Antonis Kourtidis and Douglas S. Conklin


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3. Parathyroid Hormone Related Protein: A Marker of Breast Tumor Progression and Outcome

By Zhor Bouizar


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4. Antioxidant Enzymes as New Biomarkers for Prediction of Tumor Progression in Breast Cancer

By Becuwe Philippe


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5. Adipokines – Toward the Molecular Dissection of Interactions Between Stromal Adipocytes and Breast Cancer Cells

By Pengcheng Fan and Yu Wang


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6. Regulation of the Functional Na+/I- Symporter (NIS) Expression in Breast Cancer Cells

By Uygar Halis Tazebay


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7. Circulating Tumour Cells: Implications and Methods of Detection

By Nisha Kanwar and Susan Done


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8. Comparison of Genome Aberrations Between Early-Onset and Late-Onset Breast Cancer

By Ming-Ta Hsu, Ching Cheng, Chian-Feng, Chen, Yiin-Jeng Jong, Chien-Yi Tung, Yann-Jang Chen, Sheng Wang-Wuu, Ling-Hui Li, Shih-Feng Tsai, Mei-Hua Tsou, Skye H. Cheng, Chii-Ming Chen, Andrew T. Huang, Chi-Hung Lin and Ming-Ta Hsu


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9. Genomic and Proteomic Pathway Mapping Reveals Signatures of Mesenchymal-Epithelial Plasticity in Inflammatory Breast Cancer

By Fredika M. Robertson, Chu Khoi, Rita Circo, Julia Wulfkuhle, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Zaiming Ye, Annie Z. Luo, Kimberly M. Boley, Moishia C. Wright, Erik M. Freiter, Sanford H. Barsky, Massimo Cristofanilli, Emanuel F. Petricoin and Lance A. Liotta


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10. Proteomic Analysis of Potential Breast Cancer Biomarkers

By Hsiu-Chuan Chou and Hong-Lin Chan


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11. Quantitative Organelle Proteomics of Protein Distribution in Breast Cancer MCF-7 Cells

By Amal T. Qattan and Jasminka Godovac-Zimmermann


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12. Intraductal Breast Cytology and Biopsy to the Detection and Treatment of Intraductal Lesions of the Breast

By Tadaharu Matsunaga


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13. Diagnostic Optical Imaging of Breast Cancer: From Animal Models to First-in-Men Studies

By Michel Eisenblätter, Thorsten Persigehl, Christoph Bremer and Carsten Höltke


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14. Radiotracers for Molecular Imaging of Breast Cancer

By Fan-Lin Kong and David J. Yang


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15. Molecular Imaging of Breast Cancer Tissue via Site-Directed Radiopharmaceuticals

By Andrew B. Jackson, Lauren B. Retzloff, Prasant K. Nanda and C. Jeffrey Smith


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16. Imaging the Sigma-2 Receptor for Diagnosis and Prediction of Therapeutic Response

By Chenbo Zeng, Jinbin Xu and Robert H. Mach


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17. Computer Aided System for Nuclear Stained Breast Cancer Cell Counting

By Pornchai Phukpattaranont, Somchai Limsiroratana, Kanita Kayasut and Pleumjit Boonyaphiphat


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18. Preclinical and Clinical Developments in Molecular Targeting Therapeutic Strategies for Breast Cancer

By Teruhiko Fujii, Hiroki Takahashi, Yuka Inoue, Masayoshi Kage, Hideaki Yamana and Kazuo Shirouzu


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19. Translational Research on Breast Cancer: miRNA, siRNA and Immunoconjugates in Conjugation with Nanotechnology for Clinical Studies

By Arutselvan Natarajan and Senthil Kumar Venugopal


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20. Validation of Growth Differentiation Factor (GDF-15) as a Radiation Response Gene and Radiosensitizing Target in Mammary Adenocarcinoma Model

By Hargita Hegyesi, James R. Lambert, Nikolett Sándor, Boglárka Schilling-Tóth and Géza Sáfrány


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21. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Actual Topics

By L.G. Porto Pinheiro, P.H.D. Vasques, M. Maia, J.I.X. Rocha and D.S. Cruz


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