70-Gene Signature as an Aid to Treatment Decisions in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Publication Name: New England Journal of Medicine

Author(s): Fatima Cardoso, M.D., Laura J. van’t Veer, Ph.D., Jan Bogaerts, Ph.D., Leen Slaets, Ph.D., Giuseppe Viale, M.D., Suzette Delaloge, M.D., Jean-Yves Pierga, M.D., Ph.D., Etienne Brain, M.D., Ph.D., Sylvain Causeret, M.D., Mauro DeLorenzi, Ph.D., Annuska M. Glas, Ph.D., Vassilis Golfinopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Theodora Goulioti, M.D., Susan Knox, M.A., Erika Matos, M.D., Bart Meulemans, M.Sc., Peter A. Neijenhuis, M.D., Ulrike Nitz, M.D., Ph.D., Rodolfo Passalacqua, M.D., Peter Ravdin, M.D., Isabel T. Rubio, M.D., Mahasti Saghatchian, M.D., Tineke J. Smilde, M.D., Ph.D., Christos Sotiriou, M.D., Ph.D., Lisette Stork, M.Sc., Carolyn Straehle, Ph.D., Geraldine Thomas, Ph.D., Alastair M. Thompson, M.D., Jacobus M. van der Hoeven, M.D., Ph.D., Peter Vuylsteke, M.D., René Bernards, Ph.D., Konstantinos Tryfonidis, M.D., Emiel Rutgers, M.D., Ph.D., and Martine Piccart, M.D., Ph.D., for the MINDACT Investigators*

BACKGROUND The 70-gene signature test (MammaPrint) has been shown to improve prediction of clinical outcome in women with early-stage breast cancer. We sought to provide prospective evidence of the clinical utility of the addition of the 70-gene signature to standard … Continued

High concordance of protein (by IHC), gene (by FISH; HER2 only), and microarray readout (by TargetPrint) of ER, PgR, and HER2: results from the EORTC 10041/BIG 03-04 MINDACT trial.

Publication Name: Annals of Oncology

Author(s): Viale G, Slaets L, Bogaerts J, Rutgers E, van't Veer L, Piccart-Gebhart MJ, de Snoo FA, Stork-Sloots L, Russo L, Dell'Orto P, van den Akker J, Glas A, Cardoso F; TRANSBIG Consortium & the MINDACT Investigators.

BACKGROUND: To investigate the correlation of TargetPrint with local and central immunohistochemistry/fluorescence in situ hybridization assessment of estrogen (ER), progesterone (PgR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) in the first 800 patients enrolled in the MINDACT trial. PATIENTS … Continued

Comparison of molecular (BluePrint+MammaPrint) and pathological subtypes for breast cancer among the first 800 patients from the EORTC 10041/BIG 3-04 (MINDACT) trial

Publication Name: SABCS 2012 Poster

Author(s): Giuseppe Viale, Leen Slaets, Femke de Snoo, Laura J. van ‘t Veer, Emiel J. Rutgers, Martine Piccart, Jan Bogaerts, Jeroen van den Akker, Lisette Stork-Sloots, Kristel Engelen, Leila Russo, Patrizia Dell’Orto, Fatima Cardoso

Biology has become the main driver of breast cancer therapy. Intrinsic biological subtypes by gene expression profiling have been identified.  Pathology can be used to define surrogates of these subtypes but these are not always concordant, which may lead to … Continued

The EORTC 10041/BIG 03-04 MINDACT trial is feasible: Results of the pilot phase

Publication Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER

Author(s): Emiel Rutgers, Martine J. Piccart-Gebhart, Jan Bogaerts, Suzette Delaloge, Laura Van ‘t Veer

Background: The MINDACT (Microarray In Node-negative and 1–3 node positive Disease may Avoid ChemoTherapy) trial investigates the clinical utility of the 70-gene profile (MammaPrint) for the selection of breast cancer patients for adjuvant chemotherapy (CT) together with standard clinicopathological criteria. … Continued

Daily clinical practice of fresh tumour tissue freezing and gene expression profiling; logistics pilot study preceding the MINDACT trial.

Publication Name: European Journal of Cancer

Author(s): S. Mook, H. Bonnefoi, G. Pruneric, D. Larsimont, J. Jaskiewicz, M.D. Sabadell, G. MacGrogan, L.J. van’t Veer, F. Cardoso, E.J. Rutgers.

Purpose: The 70-gene prognosis-signature is a prognostic tool for early breast cancer analysis. In addition to scientific evidence, implementation of the signature in clinical trials and daily practice requires logistical feasibility. The aim of our study was to test logistics … Continued

Clinical Application of the 70-Gene Profile: The MINDACT Trial

Publication Name: Journal of Clinical Oncology

Author(s): Cardoso F1, Van't Veer L, Rutgers E, Loi S, Mook S, Piccart-Gebhart MJ

The 70-gene profile is a new prognostic tool that has the potential to greatly improve risk assessment and treatment decision making for early breast cancer. Its prospective validation is currently ongoing through the MINDACT (Microarray in Node-Negative Disease May Avoid … Continued