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Estrogen receptor status is a breast cancer patient's single most powerful predictor of outcome.
SAN ANTONIO -- Estrogen receptor status flip-flops in 1 in 3 breast cancer patients when the primary tumor progresses to recurrence or distant metastasis, and HER2 status changes in 1 in 10, according to a Swedish study.
Re: Tamoxifen may be an effective treatment for BRCA1-related breast cancer irrespective of estrogen receptor status.
In the case of CYP2D6 testing, a limited number of retrospective studies have produced conflicting results, and are beset with methodological problems, such as small sample sizes, heterogeneity arising from differing study designs, selection criteria, uncontrolled confounding factors, and the misclassification of patients' estrogen receptor status.
The researchers write that this association did not differ "appreciably by stage, menopausal status, body mass index, or estrogen receptor status.
Black women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have a higher probability of dying from the disease than white women, regardless of their estrogen receptor status, according to research from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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