Breast cancers that spread to the liver may change biology, impacting treatment effectiveness

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Published: 11 Jun 2010
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Dr Giuseppe Curigliano - European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy

Dr Giuseppe Curigliano, speaking at the 2010 ASCO conference: A retrospective study of women with metastatic breast cancer showed that the biological characteristics of their primary tumours - including oestrogen, progesterone, and HER2 status - often changes when the cancer spread to the liver, requiring a change in therapy for many women.

Click here to see an interview with Dr Giuseppe Curigliano on ecancertv from the 11th Milan Breast Cancer Conference 2009.