Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 189–193 | Cite as

Epidermal growth factor receptors in human breast cancer

  • Rolando Pérez
  • María Pascual
  • Amparo Macías
  • Agustín Lage


The capacity for specific binding of125I-epidermal growth factor (EGF) was studied in crude membrane fractions from 95 human breast carcinomas. About 42% of the samples showed saturable, high affinity, specific binding of EGF. In 21% of the tumors we were able to demostrate high (above 10 fmoles/mg protein) binding capacity. Moreover, high EGF receptor values were associated with a low content of estradiol receptor. These studies are related to the definition of new biochemical markers in human breast cancer.


estrogen receptor breast cancer EGF receptor growth factors 


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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolando Pérez
    • 1
  • María Pascual
    • 1
  • Amparo Macías
    • 1
  • Agustín Lage
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Oncología y RadiobiologíaHabana 4Cuba

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