S Phase Fractions and DNA Ploidy as Prognostic Factors in Breast Cancer

  • G. E. Feichter
  • D. von Fournier
  • M. Kaufmann
Conference paper


Clinical experience has shown that mammary carcinomas can be classified according to their type of progression into slow-growing and fast-growing ones, where the terms “slow” and “fast” tend to reflect the subjective impression of the observing clinician. The biological explanation of the differences in tumor growth patterns, among other aspects of tumor aggression, is given by tumor cell cycle kinetic studies.


Breast Cancer Mammary Carcinoma Phase Fraction Tumor Growth Pattern Thymidine Label Index 
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  • G. E. Feichter
  • D. von Fournier
  • M. Kaufmann

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