Breast Adenocarcinoma at 10x Magnification
Increased awareness of breast cancer has resulted in increased funding for many research programs dedicated to discovering potential causes of and cures for the disease. Consequently, breast cancer has been much better characterized than many other types of cancer. Researchers have linked the disease to specific genetic mutations in the genes designated HER2, BRCA1,BRCA2, and p53. Knowledge of these mutations, which can be both inherited and acquired, may eventually lead to new ways to prevent and treat the disease.