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Breast cancer Molecular subtypes and their clinicopathological characteristics amongst patients at the Aga Khan University hospital (Nairobi)

Author Information

Gakinya S.M. MBChB, MMed, Sayed S., MBChB, MMed, Chauhan R., Sayed P. FCPS, PhD, Affiliation: Aga Khan University
Hospital, P.O. Box 30270, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Corresponding Author:

Dr. Samuel Gakinya

Abstract
Introduction
Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease with varying clinical outcomes in histologically similar tumors. Micro arrays gene profiling has identified several breast cancer subtypes which include luminal A, Luminal B, Basal, and Her2 subtype. These subtypes show variable prognosis and response to therapy.
Objectives
To determine the proportion of the various subtypes at Aga Khan University hospital and describe their clinical and pathological characteristics.
Study Design & setting
Cross sectional study of all breast cancer specimens received in the pathology department of the Aga Khan university Hospital Nairobi between No