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Ruth Exner
Assoc.Prof.Priv.Doz.Dr. Ruth Exner, F.E.B.S.

Department of General Surgery (Division of Visceral Surgery)
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-1168-1310
T +43 1 40400 56210


Breast Cancer; Gene Expression Profiling; General Surgery


  • Klinische Relevanz der Genexpressionsanalyse beim Mammakarzinom (2017)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Habilitationspreis
    Principal Investigator
  • The Multigene Signature MammaPrint Impacts on Multidisciplinary Team Decisions in ER- positive, HER2-negative early breast cancer (2014)
    Source of Funding: Austrian Society of Senology, Astra Zeneca Forschungsförderungspreis
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Exner, R. et al., 2012. Objectively measured breast symmetry has no influence on quality of life in breast cancer patients. European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO), 38(2), pp.130–136. Available at:
  2. Bergen, E.S. et al., 2019. Continued Endocrine Therapy Is Associated with Improved Survival in Patients with Breast Cancer Brain Metastases. Clinical Cancer Research, 25(9), pp.2737,
  3. Exner, R., 2017. Local therapies for breast cancer. memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology, 10(3), pp.181,
  4. Exner, R. et al., 2014. The multigene signature MammaPrint impacts on multidisciplinary team decisions in ER+, HER2,
  5. Exner, R. et al., 2015. Potential of DNA methylation in rectal cancer as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. British Journal of Cancer, 113(7), pp.1035,