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Albumin-bound paclitaxel (ABI-007; Abraxane) in the management of basal-like breast carcinoma
  1. Kadri Altundag1,
  2. Didem S Dede1,
  3. Tugrul Purnak2
  1. 1Department of Medical Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr K Altundag
 Department of Medical Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Sihhiye Ankara 06100, Turkey;altundag66{at}yahoo.com

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We read with great interest the paper by Banerjee et al1 regarding the clinical outcome and response to chemotherapy in basal-like carcinoma of the breast. After extensive discussion of chemotherapeutics used in the management of basal-like carcinoma, they concluded that new treatment options should be investigated for patients with this subtype of breast cancer. A recent study by Pinilla et al2 showed that caveolin-1 (CAV1) expression is associated with a basal-like phenotype in sporadic and hereditary breast cancers. They …

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