Prospective Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Genomic Profiling in Breast Cancer

December 1, 2013

PUBLICATION: European Journal of Cancer. December 2013, Volume 49, Issue 18, Pages 3773–3779 AUTHORS: V.P. Retèl, M.A. Jooreb, C.A. Drukker, J.M. Bueno-de-Mesquita, M. Knauer, H. van Tinteren, S.C. Linn, W.H. van Harten SUMMARY: The total health care costs per patient were €26,786 for the 70-gene and €29,187 for AO. The quality adjusted life years yielded 12.49 and 11.88,…

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Performance Characteristics of the MammaPrint® Breast Cancer Diagnostic Gene Signature

October 17, 2013

PUBLICATION: PERSONALIZED MEDICINE VOL. 10, NO. 8 | 17 Oct 2013 https://doi.org/10.2217/pme.13.88 AUTHORS: Leonie J.M. Delahaye, Diederik Wehkamp, Arno N. Floore, Rene Bernards, Laura J. van‘t Veer & Annuska M. Glas SUMMARY: Here we study these performance characteristics of the MammaPrint® (Agendia NV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) 70-gene signature using the US FDA-recommended guidelines, as well as predetermined acceptance…

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Estrogen Receptor Splice Variants as a Potential Source of False-Positive Estrogen Receptor Status in Breast Cancer Diagnostics

August 4, 2013

PUBLICATION: Breast Cancer Res Treat (2013) 140:475–484 DOI 10.1007/s10549-013-2648-1 AUTHORS: Floris H. Groenendijk, Wilbert Zwart, Arno Floore, Stephanie Akbari, Rene Bernards ABSTRACT: It is well established that only estrogen receptor (ER)-positive tumors benefit from hormonal therapies. We hypothesized that a subgroup of breast cancer patients expresses estrogen receptor α (ERα), but fails to respond to hormonal therapy due…

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Potential Impact of the 70-gene Signature in the Choice of Adjuvant Systemic Treatment for ER Positive, HER2 Negative Tumors: a Single Institution Experience

August 1, 2013

PUBLICATION: Breast. 2013 Aug;22(4):419-24. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2013.03.013. Epub 2013 May 3. AUTHORS: Torrisi R., Garcia-Etienne C.A., Losurdo A., Morenghi E., Di Tommaso L., Gatzemeier W., Sagona A., Fernandes B., Rossetti C., Eboli M., Rubino A., Barbieri E., Andreoli C., Orefice S., Gandini C., Rota S., Zuradelli M., Masci G., Santoro A., Tinterri C. SUMMARY: MammaPrint (MP) results would have…

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MammaPrint Pre-Screen Algorithm (MPA) Reduces Chemotherapy in Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer

July 3, 2013

PUBLICATION: S Afr Med J. 2013 Jul 3;103(8):522-6. doi: 10.7196/samj.7223. AUTHORS: Grant K.A., Apffelstaedt J.P., Wright C.A., Myburgh E., Pienaar R., De Klerk M., Kotze M.J. SUMMARY: The 70-gene profile classifies approximately 40% of early-stage breast cancer patients as low-risk compared with 15% using conventional criteria. In comparison, more than 60% were shown to be low risk with…

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Association Between Genomic Recurrence Risk and Well-Being Among Breast Cancer Patients

June 18, 2013

PUBLICATION: BMC Cancer. 2013 Jun 18;13:295. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-13-295. AUTHORS: Retèl V.P., Groothuis-Oudshoorn C.G., Aaronson N.K., Brewer N.T., Rutgers E.J., van Harten W.H. SUMMARY: Based on MINDACT: Women (n = 347, response rate 62%) reported high satisfaction with and a good understanding of the GEP information they received. Read more: Retèl et al_2013_BMC Cancer_Association Between Genomic Recurrence Risk…  

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Molecular Subtyping of Early-Stage Breast Cancer Identifies a Group of Patients Who Do Not Benefit from Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

June 12, 2013

PUBLICATION: Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jun;139(3):759-67. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2572-4. AUTHORS: Glück S., de Snoo F., Peeters J., Stork-Sloots L., Somlo G. ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to analyze the correlation between the pathologic complete response (pCR) rate after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and long-term outcome (distant metastases-free survival [DMFS]) in patients with early-stage breast cancer using BluePrint and…

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Multigene Assays and Molecular Markers in Breast Cancer: Systematic Review of Health Economic Analyses

June 1, 2013

PUBLICATION: Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jun;139(3):621-37. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2559-1. Epub 2013 May 31. AUTHORS: Rouzier R., Pronzato P., Chéreau E., Carlson J., Hunt B., Valentine W.J. SUMMARY: Systematic Review: The review identified 29 publications that reported evaluations of two assays: Oncotype DX(®) and MammaPrint. Studies of both tests provided evidence that their routine use was cost saving or…

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A Prospective Evaluation of a Breast Cancer Prognosis Signature in the Observational RASTER Study

January 13, 2013

PUBLICATION: Int J Cancer. 2013 Aug 15;133(4):929-36. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28082. Epub 2013 Mar 4. AUTHORS: Drukker C.A., Bueno-de-Mesquita J.M., Retèl V.P., van Harten W.H., van Tinteren H., Wesseling J., Roumen R.M., Knauer M., van’t Veer L.J., Sonke G.S., Rutgers E.J., van de Vijver M.J., Linn S.C. SUMMARY: A prospective community based observational study, the 5-year DRFI probabilities confirmed the…

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