HSD17B8 methylation status distinguishes metaplastic breast cancer from phyllodes tumor
Feb. 2, 2024
Phyllodes tumors (PTs) are rare, fibroepithelial tumors of the breast that can arise as benign, borderline or malignant. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms behind their occurrence, and it is easy to misdiagnose them as other histologically similar tumors, such as metaplastic breast cancer. It was hypothesized that DNA methylation could be a helper here.