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Ezh2, a novel target in detection and therapy of breast cancer

Authors Pourakbar S, Pluard TJ, Accurso AD, Farassati F

Received 4 April 2017

Accepted for publication 4 April 2017

Published 22 May 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 2685—2687


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Sarah Pourakbar,1,2 Timothy J Pluard,3 Anthony D Accurso,1 Faris Farassati1,3

1Midwest Biomedical Research Foundation, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, 3Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA
In 2013, 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,620 breast cancer deaths were estimated among US women.1 Currently, one in eight women in the US will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.1 Despite many therapeutic advances over the last 20 years, metastatic disease remains a major cause of death for breast cancer patients, elucidating a crucial problem in the overall management of patients.2 The 5-year survival rate for metastatic breast cancer is currently estimated as ,25%.3,4 

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