Journal article

The cancer genetics and pathology of male breast cancer

Siddhartha Deb, Sunil R Lakhani, Laura Ottini, Stephen B Fox

HISTOPATHOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2016


Male breast cancer (MBC) is an uncommon and poorly understood disease. Recent molecular studies have shown important differences from female breast cancer which are likely to influence treatment strategies from the current female-based management towards a more tailored approach. Significantly more MBCs than female breast cancers arise with an underlying germline cancer predisposition, and display a vastly different penetrance compared with females. Furthermore, the genophenotypical association of basal-like cancer with BRCA1 present in female breast cancer is not observed in male breast cancer. Differences in somatic changes between male and female breast cancer have also been reported, wit..

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