Else Marie Huuse1, Siver Andre Moestue1, Olav Engebrten2,3, Tone Frost Bathen1, Ingrid Susann Gribbestad1
1Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway; 2Department of Tumor Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo, Norway; 3Oslo University Hospital , Oslo, Norway
Molecular sub-classification of breast cancer based on gene expression pattern represents clinically distinct patient groups with different outcome. Two breast cancer xenograft models reflecting two of these groups: Basal like (ER-, poor prognosis) and luminal like (ER+, better prognosis), were characterized using DCE-MRI. Our results shows a significant higher Ktrans in basal like than in luminal like small tumors, however, this difference disappears for large tumors. Estradiol withdrawal had minor effect on growth and DCE-MRI derived parameters for the basal like tumors. The luminal like tumors ceased to grow and had a significant increase in Ktrans and ve .