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Metaplastic breast carcinoma: more than a special type


Metaplastic breast carcinoma (MBC) is a special histological type of invasive breast cancer. MBC is a descriptive and operational term for a heterogeneous collection of tumours with distinct histologies, clinical behaviours and potentially responses to therapy.

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Figure 1: The phenotypical diversity of metaplastic breast cancers.


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Weigelt, B., Eberle, C., Cowell, C. et al. Metaplastic breast carcinoma: more than a special type. Nat Rev Cancer 14, 147–148 (2014).

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