Understanding Breast Cancer

"Genetic predisposition is responsible for 5-10% of all breast cancer, and a much larger percent of early-onset disease."
- Leif W. Ellisen and Daniel A. Haber, Annual Review of Medicine

Breast cancer is expected to affect roughly 330,000 women in the United States alone in 2018. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Annual Reviews invites you to read - and share - this free article collection of expert reviews of research on causes, detection methods, and treatment of breast cancer. Additionally, the Annual Review of Cancer Biology will be freely available during the months of October and November. The Annual Review of Cancer Biology covers the broad themes of cancer cell biology, tumorigenesis and cancer progression, and translational cancer science.


All articles in this collection are FREE to read until December 1 and always available at subscribing institutions.

Environmental and Genetic Factors

Diagnostics, Progression, and Treatment

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