This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the 11th European Congress on Telepathology and 5th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy
Impact of tumor heterogeneity on disease-free survival in a series of 368 patients treated for a breast cancer
1 Imagin' Team of EA 4656 in François Baclesse Cancer Centre, 3 avenue du Général Harris, 14076 Caen, France
2 Pathology laboratory, François Baclesse Cancer Centre, 14076 Caen, France
3 Plateau d’Histo-Imagerie Quantitative, SF ICORE, CMABIO, University of Caen Basse-Normandie, 14076 Caen, France
Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S43 doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S43Published: 30 September 2013
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Tumor heterogeneity [1-4] is an old concept but its impact on the cancerogenesis process is poorly understood. Breast cancer is a noteworthy model for its frequency, and for the diversity of its phenotypes and of its evolution. This study examines the influence of the heterogeneity of tumor proliferation on disease-free survival of patients with a breast carcinoma.