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What is meant by "luminal type" cancer or tumor?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Likely ductal.: Luminal (phenobarbital) anything, like luminal (phenobarbital) cells most likely refers to cells lining a duct, or tube in the body, called a lumen. For example the inside of the gastrointestinal tract is its lumen, lined by epithelial cells. These cells can become cancerous and so they are a luminal (phenobarbital) cancer. Ductal carcinoma of the breast is a better example, as these are cancerous liminal cells of the breast lumen or duct.
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 46 years experience
Often good prognosis: Molecular biologists can subtype breast cancers in many ways. One classification looks at luminal (phenobarbital) vs. Basaloid cells of origin. Each has specific molecular biology, but luminal (phenobarbital) types tend to have estrogen receptors and basaloid do not. Er+ tumors fare better. The susan g. Komen website explains this well in lay terms. http://ww5.komen.org/breastcancer/subtypesofbreastcancer.html.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is meant by a luminal (phenobarbital) type cancer/tumor?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Subtype of cancer: If you are talking about breast cancer- a luminal (phenobarbital) cancer is a subtype of breast cancer, the name "luminal (phenobarbital)" derives from similarity in expression between these tumors and the luminal (phenobarbital) epithelium of the breast. These are the most common subtypes, make up the majority of er-positive breast cancer, and are characterized by expression of er, pr.
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