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ER+Estrogen Receptor-Positive
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Steven Lehrer and his colleagues looked at 25 women with ER+ breast cancers, 21 women with estrogen-receptor negative (ER-) cancers and 46 cancer-free women matched with these two groups for age, sex, race and smoking habits.
The ER+ women scored significantly lower than the ER- and control groups on a sophisticated and sensitive scratch-and-sniff test.
The biological connection between ER+ breast cancer and sense of smell may lie in the pineal gland, a small organ in the brain that secrets the hormone melatonin in response to day length.