Relationship of oestrogen-receptor status to survival in breast cancer

Lancet. 1979 Aug 11;2(8137):283-4. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(79)90295-2.

Abstract

The oestrogen-receptor (E.R.) content of the primary tumour was measured in 133 postmenopausal women with operable breast cancer. 79 (59%) were positive for E.R. and 54 (41%) negative. Curves of life survival show that women with E.R.-positive tumours live longer than those with E.R.-negative tumours.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Breast Neoplasms / analysis*
  • Breast Neoplasms / mortality*
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mastectomy
  • Menopause
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Receptors, Estrogen / analysis*

Substances

  • Receptors, Estrogen