Mammary Epithelial Antigens as a Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Research: Now Where to?

  • Roberto L. Ceriani
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 56)


The present paper will cover research related to breast epithelial antigens, which have been chosen to be defined as those antigens specific or at least characteristic to breast epithelia, for which antibodies had been generated as a result of the use of breast cells and their products for immunization. However, excluded from this paper will be studies dealing with non-breast-characteristic components such as receptors for hormones and other factors, cytokeratins, and oncogenes. An effort has been made to identify leading research efforts in a field that has increased prodigiously in size and scope in the last ten years, provide some current and pertinent experimental examples and identify areas requiring further research involvement.


Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Patient Breast Tumor Breast Epithelial Cell Human Breast Tumor 
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  • Roberto L. Ceriani
    • 1
  1. 1.John Muir Cancer and Aging Research InstituteWalnut CreekUSA

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