mILC-ing the mouse mammary gland: A model for invasive lobular carcinoma.


Journal Article

Mouse models that faithfully recapitulate human cancers are indispensable tools for studying the molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis and testing potential anticancer therapies. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Derksen et al. describe a new mouse model that mimics multiple features of invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast (ILC), a histological subtype of human breast cancer for which no mouse model currently exists. This model further reveals an important causal link between E-cadherin loss and tumor initiation and metastasis and, in doing so, provides a valuable entrée into the tumor-suppressive functions of E-cadherin as well as the molecular underpinnings of ILC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Alvarez, JV; Perez, D; Chodosh, LA

Published Date

  • November 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 347 - 349

PubMed ID

  • 17097555

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17097555

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1535-6108

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccr.2006.10.016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States