MicroRNA-9 and Breast Cancer

Biomed Pharmacother. 2020 Feb;122:109687. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2019.109687. Epub 2019 Dec 30.


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and seriously impairs patients' physical and mental health. Its incidence has been predicted to rise further. Mounting evidence indicates that microRNAs (miRNAs) play key roles in tumorigenesis and development. It is worth noting that miR-9 exerts critical functions in the initiation and progression of breast cancer, and the present research displays opposite roles of miR-9 in breast cancer. This article mainly reviews the roles of miR-9 in breast cancer progression.

Keywords: Breast cancer; Oncogene; Tumor suppressor; Tumorigenesis and development; miR-9.

Publication types

  • Review