Oestrogen receptor concentration and macrophage infiltration in human breast cancer

R. J. C. Steele, O. Eremin, M. Brown, R. A. Hawkins

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    Oestrogen receptor concentration and percentage macrophage content were estimated in 40 human primary breast cancers. Macrophages were identified by Fc (IgG) receptor expression and by the presence of a macrophage-associated antigen. A significant inverse correlation between receptor concentration and macrophage content was found, and this was strengthened by correcting receptor level for tumour cellularity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)273-276
    Number of pages4
    JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1986



    • Breast Neoplasms
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Macrophages
    • Receptors, Estrogen

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