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The search for ESR1 mutations in breast cancer

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Two new studies report the identification of activating ESR1 gene mutations in aromatase inhibitor–resistant metastatic breast cancers. This insight into therapeutic resistance suggests new approaches that may be useful in the management of endocrine-resistant breast cancer.

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Figure 1: Identification of ESR1 mutations in metastatic breast cancer.

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Oesterreich, S., Davidson, N. The search for ESR1 mutations in breast cancer. Nat Genet 45, 1415–1416 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.2831

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