Breast Cancer: Multiple Subtypes within a Tumor?

Date: 
25 Oct 2017
Source: 
Journal Trends in Cancer
Audience: 
Patients and public
Professionals
Type of resource: 
Research

Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease, and stratification of tumors is paramount to achieve better clinical outcomes. While it is common to stratify and treat breast tumors as a single entity, insights from studies on intratumoral heterogeneity and cancer stem cells raise the possibility that multiple breast cancer subtypes may coexist within a tumor.

 

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