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Breast Cancer Biology
Bibliography

This bibliography is provided as a service to our readers. It is compiled from the entries in the BCERF Environmental Risk Factors Bibliographic Database.

This bibliography is arranged topically. The topics include:


How breast cancer develops

ACS. (1996). Breast Cancer Dictionary, American Cancer Society.

Cavenee, W. K., and White, R. L. (1995). The genetic basis of cancer. Scientific American 272, 72-79.

Dairkee, S. H., and Smith, H. S. (1996). Genetic analysis of breast cancer progression. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 139-151.

Marshall, L. M., Hunter, D. J., Connolly, J. L., Shnitt, S. J., Byrne, C., London, S. J., and Colditz, G. A. (1997). Risk of breast cancer associated with atypical hyperplasia of lobular and ductal types. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 6, 297-301.

Preston-Martin, S., Pike, M. C., Ross, R. K., Jones, P. A., and Henderson, B. E. (1990). Increased cell division as a cause of human cancer. Cancer Research 50, 7415-7421.

Ruoslahti, E. (1996). How cancer spreads. Scientific American, 72-77.

Trichopoulos, D., Li, F. P., and Hunter, D. J. (1996). What causes cancer? Scientific American 275, 80-87.

Van Noorden, C. J. F., Meade-Tollin, L. C., and Bosman, F. T. (1998). Metastasis. American Scientist 86, 130-141.

Weinberg, R. A. (1996). How cancer arises. Scientific American, 62-70.

Critical periods of susceptibility to breast cancer

Russo, J., and Russo, I. H. (1987). Biology of disease; Biological and molecular bases of mammary carcinogenesis. Laboratory Investigation 57, 112-137.

Russo, J., Tay, L. K., and Russo, I. H. (1982). Differentiation of the mammary gland and susceptibility to carcinogenesis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2, 5-73.

The importance of the cell cycle

Dees, C., Askari, M., Foster, J. S., Ahamed, S., and Wimalasena, J. (1997). DDT mimics estradiol stimulation of breast cancer cells to enter the cell cycle. Molecular Carcinogenesis 18, 107-114.

Dees, C., Foster, J. S., Ahamed, S., and Wimalasena, J. (1997). Dietary estrogens stimulate human breast cells to enter the cell cycle. Environmental Health Perspectives 105(Suppl 3), 633-636.

Kiley, S. C., Welsh, J., Narvaez, C. J., and Jaken, S. (1996). Protein kinase C isozymes and substrates in mammary carcinogenesis. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 177-187.

Musgrove, E. A., Hui, R., Sweeney, K. J. E., Watts, C. K. W., and Sutherland, R. L. (1996). Cyclins and breast cancer. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 153-162.

Sherr, C. J. (1996). Cancer cell cycles. Science 274, 1672-1677.

Sicinski, P., and Weinberg, R. A. (1997). A specific role for cyclin D1 in mammary gland development. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 2, 335-342.

Stillman, B. (1996). Cell cycle control of DNA replication. Science 274, 1659-1664.

Weinberg, R. A. (1996). How cancer arises. Scientific American, 62-70.

Zwijsen, R. M. L., Weintjens, E., Kompmaker, R., van der Saman, J., Bernards, R., and Michalides, R. J. A. M. (1997). CDK-1 indepdendent activiation of estrogen receptor by cycline D1. Cell 88, 405-415.

Proto-oncogenes and oncogenes

Cavenee, W. K., and White, R. L. (1995). The genetic basis of cancer. Scientific American 272, 72-79.

Dairkee, S. H., and Smith, H. S. (1996). Genetic analysis of breast cancer progression. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 139-151.

Hynes, N., and Dickson, R. B. (1996). Molecular aspects of breast cancer. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 137-138.

Hynes, N. E. (1996). ErbB2 activation and signal transduction in normal and malignant mammary cells. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 199-206.

Musgrove, E. A., Hui, R., Sweeney, K. J. E., Watts, C. K. W., and Sutherland, R. L. (1996). Cyclins and breast cancer. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 153-162.

Weinberg, R. A. (1996). How cancer arises. Scientific American, 62-70.

Tumor suppressor genes

Barnes, D. M., and Camplejohn, R. S. (1996). P53, apoptosis, and breast cancer. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 163-175.

Cavenee, W. K., and White, R. L. (1995). The genetic basis of cancer. Scientific American 272, 72-79.

Dairkee, S. H., and Smith, H. S. (1996). Genetic analysis of breast cancer progression. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 139-151.

Levine, A. J. (1995). Tumor suppressor genes. Science & Medicine 2, 28-37.

Li, J., Yen, C., Liaw, D., Podsypanina, K., Bose, S., Wang, S. I., Puc, J., Miliaresis, C., Rodgers, L., McCombie, R., Bigner, S. H., Giovanella, B. C., Ittmann, M., Tycko, B., Hibshoosh, H., Wigler, M. H., and Parsons, R. (1997). PTEN, a putative protein tyrosine phosphatase gene mutated in human brain, breast, and prostate cancer. Science 275, 1943-1947.

Li, L., Li, X., Francke, U., and Cohen, S. N. (1997). The TSG101 tumor susceptibility gene is located in chromosome 11 band p15 and is mutated in human breast cancer. Cell 88, 143-154.

Marx, J. (1997). Possible function found for breast cancer genes. Science 276, 531-532.

Roberts, L. (1993). Zeroing in on a breast cancer susceptibility gene. Science 259, 622-625.

Weinberg, R. A. (1996). How cancer arises. Scientific American, 62-70.

Cell adhesion proteins

Alford, D., and Taylor-Papadimitriou, J. (1996). Cell adhesion molecules in the normal and cancerous mammary gland. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 207-218.

Ruoslahti, E. (1996). How cancer spreads. Scientific American, 72-77.

Sommers, C. L. (1996). The role of cadherin-mediated adhesion in breast cancer. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 219-227.

For Further Reading:

Estrogen receptors and breast cancer

Anzick, S. L., Kononen, J., Walker, R. L., Azorsa, D. O., Tanner, M. M., Guan, X.-Y., Sauter, G., Kallioniemi, O.-P., Trent, J. M., and Meltzer, P. S. (1997). AIB1, a steroid receptor coactivator amplified in breast and ovarian cancer. Science 277, 965-968.

Bocchinfuso, W. P., and Korach, K. S. (1997). Mammary gland development and tumorigenesis in estrogen receptor knockout mice. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 2, 323-334.

Katzenellenbogen, B. S., and Korach, K. S. (1997). Editorial: A new actor in the estrogen receptor drama-enter ER -b . Endocrinology 138, 861-162.

Osborne, C. K., Elledge, R. M., and Fuqua, S. A. W. (1996). Estrogen receptors in breast cancer therapy. Science & Medicine 3, 32-40.

Growth factors and breast cancer

Kenney, N. J., and Dickson, R. B. (1996). Growth factor and sex steroid interactions in breast cancer. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 189-195.

Koli, K. M., and Arteaga, C. L. (1996). Complex role of tumor cell transforming growth factor (TGF)- b s on breast carcinoma progression. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 373-380.

Normanno, N., and Ciardiello, F. (1997). EGF-related peptides in the pathophysiology of the mammary gland. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 2, 143-151.

Schroeder, J. A., and Lee, D. C. (1997). Transgenic mice reveal roles for TGF a and EGF receptor in mammary gland development and neoplasia. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 2, 119-129.

New role for estrogen and estrogen receptors in breast cancer

Cavalieri, E. L., Stack, D. E., Devanesan, P. D., Todorovic, R., Dwivedy, I., Higginbotham, S., Johansson, S. L., Patil, K. D., Gross, M. L., Gooden, J. K., Ramanathan, R., Cerny, R. L., and Rogan, E. G. (1997). Molecular origin of cancer: Catechol estrogen-3,4-quinones as endogenous tumor initiators. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 94, 10937-10942.

Service, R. F. (1998). New role for estrogen in cancer? Science 279, 1631-1633.

Zhu, B. T., and Conney, A. H. (1998). Functional role of estrogen metabolism in target cells: Review and perspectives. Carcinogenesis 19, 1-27.

Do viruses play a role in breast cancer?

Asch, B. B. (1996). Tumor viruses and endogenous retrotransposons in mammary tumorigenesis. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1, 49-60.

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Prepared by Suzanne M. Snedeker, Ph.D. and Rachel Clark, M.S., BCERF.

We will make every effort to update this bibliography. If you have comments on this bibliography, or have a suggestion of a reference you would like us to review for inclusion in the bibliography, please send this information via email to: breastcancer@cornell.edu