The field of mammary gland biology and breast cancer research encompasses a wide range of topics and scientific questions, which span domains of molecular, cell and developmental biology, cancer research, and veterinary and human medicine, with interdisciplinary overlaps to non-biological domains. Accordingly, mammary gland and breast cancer researchers employ a wide range of molecular biology methods, in vitro techniques, in vivo approaches as well as in silico analyses. The list of techniques is ever-expanding; together with the refinement of established, staple techniques in the field, new technologies keep emerging thanks to technological advances and scientific creativity. This issue of the Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia represents a compilation of original articles and reviews focused on methods used in mammary gland biology and breast cancer research.
Keywords: Breast; Database; Exosomes; Heterogeneity; Mammary gland; Milk cells; Multiplexing; Organoid.