Cathrin Brisken

Institution: ISREC/EPFL


SV2.832 Station 19 CH-1015 Lausanne


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Phone: 41 (0)21 693 07 81

Research interests:

Mechanisms of hormone action in normal mammary gland development and in breast carcinogenesis

Selected publications:

Rajaram, R., Buric, D., Caikovski M., Ayyanan, A., G., Rougemont, J., Shan, J., Vainio, S., Yalcin-Ozuysal, O, Brisken, C. Progesterone and Wnt4 control mammary stem cells via myoepithelial crosstalk (2015) EMBO J. 2015 Mar 4;34(5):641-52 Tanos, T.,Sflomos, G., Echeverria, P. C., Ayyanan, A., Gutierrez, M., Delaloye, J.-F., Raffoul, W., Fiche, M., Dougall, W., Schneider, P., Yalcin-Ozuysal,O., Brisken C (2013) Progesterone/ RANKL is a major regulatory axis in the human breast Sci Transl Med. 2013 Apr 24;5(182): Ayyanan, A., Laribi, O., Schuepbach-Mallepell, S., Schrick, C., Gutierrez, M., Tanos, T., Lefebvre, G., Rougemont, J., Yalcin-Ozuysal, O,. Brisken, C. (2011) Perinatal exposure to bisphenol A increases adult mammary gland progesterone response and cell number Mol. Endocrinol. 25(11): 1915-23 Brisken C. (2013) Progesterone signalling in breast cancer: a neglected hormone coming into the limelight. Nat Rev Cancer.13(6):385-96

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