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Lobular breast cancer: incidence and genetic and non-genetic risk factors

Overview of attention for article published in Breast Cancer Research, March 2015
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Title
Lobular breast cancer: incidence and genetic and non-genetic risk factors
Published in
Breast Cancer Research, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13058-015-0546-7
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Authors

Laure Dossus, Patrick R Benusiglio

Abstract

While most invasive breast cancers consist of carcinomas of the ductal type, about 10% are invasive lobular carcinomas. Invasive lobular and ductal carcinomas differ with respect to risk factors. Invasive lobular carcinoma is more strongly associated with exposure to female hormones, and therefore its incidence is more subject to variation. This is illustrated by US figures during the 1987 to 2004 period: after 12 years of increases, breast cancer incidence declined steadily from 1999 to 2004, reflecting among other causes the decreasing use of menopausal hormone therapy, and these variations were stronger for invasive lobular than for invasive ductal carcinoma. Similarly, invasive lobular carcinoma is more strongly associated with early menarche, late menopause and late age at first birth. As for genetic risk factors, four high-penetrance genes are tested in clinical practice when genetic susceptibility to breast cancer is suspected, BRCA1, BRCA2, TP53 and CDH1. Germline mutations in BRCA1 and TP53 are predominantly associated with invasive ductal carcinoma, while BRCA2 mutations are associated with both ductal and lobular cancers. CDH1, the gene coding for the E-cadherin adhesion protein, is of special interest as mutations are associated with invasive lobular carcinoma, but never with ductal carcinoma. It was initially known as the main susceptibility gene for gastric cancer of the diffuse type, but the excess of breast cancers of the lobular type in CDH1 families led researchers to identify it also as a susceptibility gene for invasive lobular carcinoma. The risk of invasive lobular carcinoma is high in female mutation carriers, as about 50% are expected to develop the disease. Carriers must therefore undergo intensive breast cancer screening, with, for example, yearly magnetic resonance imaging and mammogram starting at age 30 years.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Namibia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 286 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 50 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 11%
Student > Bachelor 30 10%
Researcher 25 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 7%
Other 57 20%
Unknown 77 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 90 31%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 49 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 9 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 3%
Other 23 8%
Unknown 87 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 August 2019.
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