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Breast Cancer in Morocco: A Literature Review

  • Slaoui, Meriem (Equipe de Recherche ONCOGYMA) ;
  • Razine, Rachid (Laboratory of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Clinical Research) ;
  • Ibrahimi, Azeddine (Equipe de Recherche en Biologie Medicale "MedBiotech", Universite Mohamed V-Souissi Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat) ;
  • Attaleb, Mohammed (Unite de Biologie et Recherche Medicale, Centre National de l'Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucleaires) ;
  • El Mzibri, Mohammed (Unite de Biologie et Recherche Medicale, Centre National de l'Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucleaires) ;
  • Amrani, Mariam (Equipe de Recherche ONCOGYMA)
  • Published : 2014.02.01

Abstract

In Morocco, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women and a major public health problem. Several Moroccan studies have focused on studying this disease, but more are needed, especially at the genetic and molecular levels. It is therefore interesting to establish the genetic and molecular profile of Moroccan patients with breast cancer. In this paper, we will highlight some pertinent hypotheses that may enhance breast cancer care in Moroccan patients. This review will give a precise description of breast cancer in Morocco and propose some new markers for detection and prediction of breast cancer prognosis.

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