MammaPrint Feasibility in a Large Tertiary Urban Medical Center: An Initial Experience

December 31, 2012

PUBLICATION: Scientifica (Cairo). 2012; 2012: 942507. Published online 2012 Dec 31. doi: 10.6064/2012/942507. AUTHORS: C. Francisco Espinel, Shaughn Keating, Hanina Hibshoosh, Bret Taback, Kathie-Ann Joseph, Mahmoud El-Tamer, and Sheldon Feldman SUMMARY: This study indicates that using MP/TP assay is feasible in a tertiary care center but there may be utility in limiting MP testing to patients with tumors…

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Additional Value of the 70-gene Signature and Levels of ER and PR for the Prediction of Outcome in Tamoxifen-Treated, ER-Positive Breast Cancer

December 1, 2012

PUBLICATION: The Breast. 2012 Dec;21(6):769-78. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2012.04.010. Epub 2012 Jun 26. AUTHORS: Kok M., Koornstra R.H., Mook S., Hauptmann M., Fles R., Jansen M.P., Berns E.M., Linn S.C., Van ‘t Veer L.J. SUMMARY: In the series analysed, the 70-gene signature was mainly a prognostic factor, while ER and PR levels were mainly associated with outcome after tamoxifen. Combination…

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Lobular Histology and Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Invasive Breast Cancer

November 1, 2012

PUBLICATION: Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Nov;136(1):35-43. doi: 10.1007/s10549-012-2233-z. Epub 2012 Sep 8. AUTHORS: Lips E.H., Mukhtar R.A., Yau C., de Ronde J.J., Livasy C., Carey L.A., Loo C.E., Vrancken-Peeters M.J., Sonke G.S., Berry D.A., Van’t Veer L.J., Esserman L.J., Wesseling J., Rodenhuis S., Shelley Hwang E.; I-SPY TRIAL Investigators. SUMMARY: Expression subtyping, particularly the NKI 70-gene signature,…

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Comparison of Molecular Subtyping with BluePrint, MammaPrint, and TargetPrint to Local Clinical Subtyping in Breast Cancer Patients

August 15, 2012

PUBLICATION: Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Oct;19(10):3257-63. doi: 10.1245/s10434-012-2561-6. Epub 2012 Aug 15. AUTHORS: Nguyen B., Cusumano P.G., Deck K., Kerlin D., Garcia A.A., Barone J..L, Rivera E., Yao K., de Snoo F.A., van den Akker J., Stork-Sloots L., Generali D. SUMMARY: The concordance between BluePrint and IHC/FISH subtyping was 94% for the Luminal-type, 95% for the HER2-type, and…

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Economic Evaluation of the 70-gene Prognosis-Signature (MammaPrint®) in Hormone Receptor-Positive, Lymph Node-Negative, Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Type 2-Negative Early Stage Breast Cancer in Japan

June 1, 2012

PUBLICATION: Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Jun;133(2):759-68. doi: 10.1007/s10549-012-1979-7. AUTHORS: Kondo M., Hoshi S.L., Ishiguro H., Toi M. SUMMARY: The introduction of the assay into Japanese practice of ER+, LN−, HER2− ESBC treatment by including it to Japan’s social health insurance benefit package has a reasonable chance to be judged as cost-effective and may be justified as an…

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Cost Effectiveness of Gene Expression Profiling for Early Stage Breast Cancer: a Decision-Analytic Mode

February 22, 2012

PUBLICATION: Cancer. 2012 Oct 15;118(20):5163-70. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27443. Epub 2012 Feb 22. AUTHORS: Yang M., Rajan S., Issa A.M. SUMMARY: The model suggested that MammaPrint is a more cost‐effective GEP test compared with Oncotype DX at a threshold willingness‐to‐pay of $50,000 per QALY. Read more: Yang et al_2012_Cancer_Cost Effectiveness of Gene Expression  

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Head-to-Head Comparison of the 70-gene Signature Versus the 21-Gene Assay: Cost-Effectiveness and the Effect of Compliance

January 1, 2012

PUBLICATION: Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Jan;131(2):627-36. doi: 10.1007/s10549-011-1769-7. Epub 2011 Sep 24. AUTHORS: Retèl V.P., Joore M.A., van Harten W.H. SUMMARY: The 21-gene has the highest probability of being cost-effective when focusing on cost/LY, while focusing on cost/QALY, the 70-gene signature was most cost-effective. Read more: Breast Cancer Res Treat_Retel et al_The 21-gene has the highest probability…

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