Improving our understanding of breast cancer tumorigenesis across ethnicities

Michael J. McKay, Melissa Southey

Abstract

Zhang et al. (1) recently reported in this journal the genetic analysis of 33 breast cancer related genes in breast cancers from patients from the Guangzhou region of China. The study is important since it adds to a growing body of data cataloguing somatic alteration of breast cancer-associated genes in specific ethnic groups (Table 1).