Benign Breast Tissue Composition in Breast Cancer Patients: Association with Risk Factors, Clinical Variables, and Gene Expression

Melissa A. Troester, Rupninder Sandhu, Xuezheng Sun, Gretchen L. Gierach, Mark E. Sherman, Jonine D. Figueroa
Breast tissue composition (epithelium, non-fatty stroma, and adipose) changes qualitatively and quantitatively throughout the lifespan, and may mediate relationships between risk factors and breast cancer initiation. We sought to identify relationships between tissue composition, risk factors, tumor characteristics, and gene expression.
doi:10.17615/0q4n-7s19 fatcat:iensdnlkubblha7xtjyjgzygh4