Microcalcification of breast cancer: analytic study

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Volume 10, Issue 2, May 17 2022, Pages 61-71

Tanzin Minh, Kevisetuo Paul 1*



Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Breast microcalcifications are deposits of calcium in the breast tissue and appear as small bright spots on mammograms. We searched electronic databases such as PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar for information on breast cancer (BC) with microcalcifications through 1990–2022 using keywords such as breast cancer, calcification, microcalcifications. For bibliometric analysis, an online platform for monitoring and analyzing international scientific research using visualization tools and current citation metrics. We analyzed the Scopus database, which included 510 publications. These electronic sources were filtered by the keywords breast cancer, calcification, and microcalcifications. The results of the bibliometric analysis indicate that the number of publications on the specified topic has increased significantly over the past ten years, which shows the relevance of the problem and ways of solving it among scientists. This data supports the idea that the metastatic/invasive breast cancer cells might have more competency for pathological microcalcification as compared to non-metastatic/non-invasive cancer cells.

Keywords: Breast cancer; microcalcifications; electronic databases

Copyright © 2022 Kevisetuo P, et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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    American Journal of BioMedicine Volume 10, Issue 2, pages 61-71
    Received February 04, 2022; revised March 30, 2022; accepted April 28, 2022; published May 17, 2022.


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    Minh T, Paul K. Microcalcification of breast cancer: analytic study. American Journal of BioMedicine. 2022; 10(2):61-71.
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