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Early (Infraclinic) Breast Lesions

Call for Papers

Breast cancer (BC) is a common type of malignancy in females, accounting to approximately 21% of all cancer cases in women worldwide. Early breast lesions, such as ductal hyperplasia (with or without atypia) and in situ neoplasia, represent a dilemma in clinical management. These early lesions are often the only lesions discovered on a screening biopsy, and it is unclear at the moment how to manage these patients. Preneoplastic lesions may contain mutations that promote cancer which are probably different from genomic alterations that occur in the invasive cancers. An understanding of these early lesions may lead to fewer misdiagnoses, thus improving patient outcomes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Histopathologic classification of preneoplastic lesions of the breast
  • In situ ductal carcinomas and their classification
  • Intralobular neoplasia
  • Clinical features and imaging of early breast lesions
  • Molecular approach of early breast lesions
  • Genomic alterations of preneoplastic breast lesions
  • Outcome of early breast lesions
  • Risks factors for developing invasive carcinoma

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/pathology/ebl/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 7 March 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 30 May 2014
Publication DateFriday, 25 July 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Moncef Mokni, Department of Pathology, CHU Farhat Hached, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia

Guest Editors

  • Lucien Frappart, Leibniz-Institut für Altersforschung, Fritz-Lipmann-Institut e.V, Beutenbergstrasse, 07745 Jena, Germany
  • Wei-Min Tong, Department of Pathology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China