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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2003, Vol. 1 ›› Issue (3): 226-229.doi: 10.3736/jcim20030325

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Progress of research on apoptosis of breast cancer cells

Cui-yan Lv, Xin-yi Chen   

  1. Department of Oncology and Hematology, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700, China
  • Received:2003-02-28 Online:2003-09-20 Published:2003-09-20

This article reviewed information related to the apoptosis of breast cancer cells. Breast cancer is a common malignant tumor in women. Apoptosis is related to the response and resistance to treatment in breast cancer. Here we summarized and integrated the data on apoptosis and its role in the development, prognosis, and treatment of breast cancer. Further study on apoptosis in breast cancer can help find more candidates for predictors and indices of response. Such study will also develop treatment regimens that are tailored to individual tumors and thereby maximize survival.

Key words: breast neoplasms, apoptosis, review

CLC Number: 

  • R737.9
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