Estrogen receptor splice variants as a potential source of false-positive estrogen receptor status in breast cancer diagnostics

Publication Name: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

Author(s): Groenendijk, Wilbert Zwart, Arno Floore, Stephanie Akbari, Rene Bernards

It is well established that only estrogen receptor (ER)-positive tumors benefit from hormonal therapies. We hypothesized that a subgroup of breast cancer patients expresses estrogen receptor a (ERa), but fails to respond to hormonal therapy due to the expression of … Continued