Androgen receptor


Immunohistochemical expression

High levels of androgen receptor expression are associated with various markers of tumour aggression in prostatic adenocarcinoma1.

Apocrine carcinomas of the breast are commonly positive for androgen receptors but negative for oestrogen receptors and progesterone receptors.

Diagnostic utility



1Li, R., T. Wheeler, et al. (2004). "High Level of Androgen Receptor Is Associated With Aggressive Clinicopathologic Features and Decreased Biochemical Recurrence-free Survival in Prostate: Cancer Patients Treated With Radical Prostatectomy." Am J Surg Pathol 28(7): 928-934.

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