A Diagnostic Gene Profile for Molecular Subtyping of Breast Cancer Associated with Treatment Response

May 1, 2012

PUBLICATION: Breast Cancer Res Treat (2012) 133: 37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-011-1683-z. AUTHORS: Oscar Krijgsman, Paul Roepman, Wilbert Zwart, Jason S. Carroll, Sun Tian, Femke A. de Snoo, Richard A. Bender, Rene Bernards, Annuska M. Glas SUMMARY: BluePrint classification of a patient cohort that was treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (n = 133) shows improved distribution of pathological Complete Response (pCR), among…

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Impact of Mammographic Screening on the Detection of Good and Poor Prognosis Breast Cancers

December 2, 2011

PUBLICATION: Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Dec;130(3):725-34. doi: 10.1007/s10549-011-1748-z. Epub 2011 Sep 4. AUTHORS: Esserman L.J., Shieh Y., Rutgers E.J., Knauer M., Retèl V.P., Mook S., Glas A.M., Moore D.H., Linn S., van Leeuwen F.E., van ‘t Veer L.J. SUMMARY:  In women aged 49-60, the time period of diagnosis significantly affects the proportion of cancers that were…

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The EORTC 10041/BIG 03-04 MINDACT Trial is Feasible: Results of the Pilot Phase

December 1, 2011

PUBLICATION: European Journal of Cancer, December 2011, Volume 47, Issue 18, Pages 2742–2749. AUTHORS: Emiel Rutgers, Martine J. Piccart-Gebhart, Jan Bogaerts, Suzette Delaloge, Laura Van ‘t Veer, Isabel Teresa Rubio, Giuseppe Viale, Alastair M. Thompson, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Ulrike Nitz, Anita Vindevoghel, Jean-Yves Pierga, Peter M. Ravdin, Gustavo Werutsky, Fatima Cardoso SUMMARY: The logistically complex MINDACT trial is feasible…

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Use of a Genomic Test (MammaPrint™) in Daily Clinical Practice to Assist in Risk Stratification of Young Breast Cancer Patients

March 1, 2011

PUBLICATION: Arch Gynecol Obstet (2011) 283: 597. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-010-1454-9. AUTHORS: Kunz, G. SUMMARY: 44 patients had MammaPrint results and were eligible for the analysis. The results revealed a low risk result in 29 patients and a high risk result in 15 patients. Read more: Kunz_2011_Arch Gynecol Obstet._Use of a Genomic Test  

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Gene Expression Profiles from Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Breast Cancer Tissue are Largely Comparable to Fresh Frozen Matched Tissue

February 11, 2011

PUBLICATION: PLoS One. 2011 Feb 11;6(2):e17163. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017163. AUTHORS: Mittempergher L., de Ronde J.J., Nieuwland M., Kerkhoven R.M., Simon I., Rutgers E.J., Wessels L.F., Van’t Veer L.J. SUMMARY: We demonstrate that data generated from FFPE material with the DASL assay, if properly processed, are comparable to data extracted from the FF counterpart. Specifically, gene expression profiles for a…

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