New highlight in breast cancer development: the key role of hepcidin and iron metabolism

Manuel Scimeca, Elena Bonanno


Breast cancer is one of the most frequent neoplasms diagnosed every year in the world. Among women, more of 30% of all cancer lesions are breast cancer. In the United States only, 12.5% of women will be affected by invasive breast cancer during their lifetime (1). In 2017, approximately 252,000 new infiltrating breast tumors were detected in the United States (2).