Breast cancer metabolism

Jessica Tan, Anne Le

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2 Scopus citations


Aberrant metabolic pathways present in breast cancer contribute to breast cancer heterogeneity.Differences in glycolytic upregulation among breast cancer subtypes can be attributed to GLUT expression.Choline metabolism in breast cancer is strongly associated with tumor grades. Different roles of estrogen in estrogen metabolism and ER binding promote breast cancer tumorigenicity.Metabolic profiling of breast cancers can be used for clinical breast cancer diagnosis and prediction of recurrence or metastasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019


  • Breast cancer
  • Choline metabolism
  • Estrogen metabolism
  • Estrogen receptor status
  • Glycolytic upregulation
  • Metabolic fingerprint
  • Serine biosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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