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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632174/fluorescence-analysis-of-vitamin-d-receptor-status-of-circulating-tumor-cells-ctcs-in-breast-cancer-from-cell-models-to-metastatic-patients
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Xi Zhang, Simone Hofmann, Brigitte Rack, Nadia Harbeck, Udo Jeschke, Sophie Sixou
The Vitamin D receptor (VDR) expressed in normal breast tissue and breast tumors has been suggested as a new prognostic biomarker in breast cancer (BC). Besides, increasing evidence supports the view that the detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) predicts outcome in early and metastatic BC. Consequently, an evaluation of VDR expression in the CTCs of BC patients may allow optimization of their treatment. As an attempt to profile and subtype the CTCs of metastatic patients, we established an innovative fluorescence technique using nine BC cell lines to visualize, define, and compare their individual VDR status...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629479/evaluation-of-invasive-breast-cancer-samples-using-a-12-chemokine-gene-expression-score-correlation-with-clinical-outcomes
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Sangeetha Prabhakaran, Victoria T Rizk, Zhenjun Ma, Chia-Ho Cheng, Anders E Berglund, Dominico Coppola, Farah Khalil, James J Mulé, Hatem H Soliman
BACKGROUND: A unique 12-chemokine gene expression score (CS) accurately predicted the presence of tumor-localized, ectopic lymph node-like structures (TL-ELNs) and improved overall survival (OS) in primary colorectal cancer and metastatic melanoma. We analyzed the correlation between CS, clinicopathological variables, molecular data, and 366 survival in Moffitt Cancer Center's Total Cancer Care (TCC) patients with non-metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: Affymetrix gene expression profiles were used to interrogate the CS by the principal component method...
June 19, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623430/a-phase-i-ii-study-of-suberoylanilide-hydroxamic-acid-saha-in-combination-with-trastuzumab-herceptin-in-patients-with-advanced-metastatic-and-or-local-chest-wall-recurrent-her2-amplified-breast-cancer-a-trial-of-the-ecog-acrin-cancer-research-group-e1104
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Lori J Goldstein, Fengmin Zhao, Molin Wang, Ramona F Swaby, Joseph A Sparano, Neal J Meropol, Kapil N Bhalla, Christine M Pellegrino, R Katherine Alpaugh, Carla I Falkson, Paula Klein, George W Sledge
PURPOSE: Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA; vorinostat), a small molecule inhibitor of histone deacetylase, attenuates signaling pathways known to confer trastuzumab resistance. A combination of SAHA and trastuzumab may be a promising strategy to improve the efficacy of trastuzumab against breast cancer. In this Phase I/II study, we evaluated the toxicity and response rate after treatment with SAHA and trastuzumab in patients with HER2-overexpressing metastatic breast cancer with trastuzumab-resistant progressive disease...
June 16, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623262/optofluidic-device-for-the-quantification-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-breast-cancer
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Eric Pedrol, Manuel Garcia-Algar, Jaume Massons, Moritz Nazarenus, Luca Guerrini, Javier Martínez, Airan Rodenas, Ana Fernandez-Carrascal, Magdalena Aguiló, Laura G Estevez, Isabel Calvo, Ana Olano-Daza, Eduardo Garcia-Rico, Francesc Díaz, Ramon A Alvarez-Puebla
Metastatic cancer patients require a continuous monitoring during the sequential treatment cycles to carefully evaluate their disease evolution. Repetition of biopsies is very invasive and not always feasible. Herein, we design and demonstrate a 3D-flow focusing microfluidic device, where all optics are integrated into the chip, for the fluorescence quantification of CTCs in real samples. To test the chip performance, two cell membrane targets, the epithelial cell adhesion molecule, EpCAM, and the receptor tyrosine-protein kinase, HER2, are selected...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616827/trastuzumab-and-survival-of-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Karin Kast, Olaf Schoffer, Theresa Link, Almuth Forberger, Andrea Petzold, Antje Niedostatek, Carmen Werner, Stefanie J Klug, Andreas Werner, Axel Gatzweiler, Barbara Richter, Gustavo Baretton, Pauline Wimberger
INTRODUCTION: Prognosis of Her2-positive breast cancer has changed since the introduction of trastuzumab for treatment in metastatic and early breast cancer. It was described to be even better compared to prognosis of Her2-negative metastatic breast cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of trastuzumab in our cohort. Besides the effect of adjuvant pretreatment with trastuzumab on survival of patients with metastatic Her2-positive breast cancer was analyzed. METHODS: All patients with primary breast cancer of the Regional Breast Cancer Center Dresden diagnosed during the years 2001-2013 were analyzed for treatment with or without trastuzumab in the adjuvant and in the metastatic treatment setting using Kaplan-Meier survival estimation and Cox regression...
June 14, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616768/antitumor-activity-and-safety-profile-of-weekly-carboplatin-plus-paclitaxel-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-ten-year-monocentric-retrospective-study
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Claudio Vernieri, Monica Milano, Alessia Mennitto, Claudia Maggi, Benvenuto Ferrari, Lucia Rinaldi, Roberta Mennitto, Claudia Stefanetti, Barbara Re, Gabriella Mariani, Giulia Bianchi, Giuseppe Capri, Filippo de Braud
BACKGROUND: Taxanes are a mainstay in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer (mBC). Combination chemotherapy, including platinum-taxens doublets, can improve tumor responses and progression-free survival (PFS), but is associated with more toxicities and an uncertain benefit in terms of overall survival (OS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study on 274 consecutive patients with mBC treated at the Division of Medical Oncology of Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy, during the decade 2007-2016 with the combination of carboplatin AUC 2 plus paclitaxel 80 mg/m(2), both given on days 1 and 8 in every 21-day cycle...
June 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615520/a-retrospective-multicentric-observational-study-of-trastuzumab-emtansine-in-her2-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-real-world-experience
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Patrizia Vici, Laura Pizzuti, Andrea Michelotti, Isabella Sperduti, Clara Natoli, Lucia Mentuccia, Luigi Di Lauro, Domenico Sergi, Paolo Marchetti, Daniele Santini, Emanuela Magnolfi, Laura Iezzi, Luca Moscetti, Agnese Fabbri, Alessandra Cassano, Antonino Grassadonia, Claudia Omarini, Federico Piacentini, Andrea Botticelli, Ilaria Bertolini, Angelo Fedele Scinto, Germano Zampa, Maria Mauri, Loretta D'Onofrio, Valentina Sini, Maddalena Barba, Marcello Maugeri-Saccà, Ernesto Rossi, Elisabetta Landucci, Silverio Tomao, Antonio Maria Alberti, Francesco Giotta, Corrado Ficorella, Vincenzo Adamo, Antonio Russo, Vito Lorusso, Katia Cannita, Sandro Barni, Lucio Laudadio, Filippo Greco, Ornella Garrone, Marina Della Giulia, Paolo Marolla, Giuseppe Sanguineti, Barbara Di Cocco, Gennaro Ciliberto, Ruggero De Maria, Teresa Gamucci
We addressed trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) efficacy in HER2+ metastatic breast cancer patients treated in real-world practice, and its activity in pertuzumab-pretreated patients. We conducted a retrospective, observational study involving 23 cancer centres, and 250 patients. Survival data were analyzed by Kaplan Meier curves and log rank test. Factors testing significant in univariate analysis were tested in multivariate models. Median follow-up was 15 months and median T-DM1 treatment-length 4 months. Response rate was 41...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605730/gemcitabine-and-vinorelbine-combination-chemotherapy-in-taxane-pretreated-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-phase-ii-study-of-the-kinki-multidisciplinary-breast-oncology-group-kmbog-1015
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Jun Yamamura, Norikazu Masuda, Daigo Yamamoto, Shigeru Tsuyuki, Masahide Yamaguchi, Satoru Tanaka, Junji Tsurutani, Shinya Tokunaga, Katsuhide Yoshidome, Makiko Mizutani, Toyokazu Aono, Asako Ooe, Hirokazu Tanino, Nobuki Matsunami, Hiroyuki Yasojima, Takahiro Nakayama, Yukihiro Nishida
BACKGROUND: This phase II study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the chemotherapy combination of gemcitabine and vinorelbine in taxane-pretreated Japanese metastatic breast cancer patients. METHODS: In this multicenter, phase II, single-arm study, patients with recurrent or metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer were administered gemcitabine (1,200 mg/m2) and vinorelbine (25 mg/m2) intravenously on days 1 and 8 every 3 weeks. The primary endpoint was the objective response rate, and other endpoints included progression-free survival, overall survival, and safety...
June 13, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603824/mucinous-breast-carcinoma-a-rare-entity-to-be-known-clinico-pathological-study-of-48-cases
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Olfa El Amine El Hadj, Malek Ayadi, Aida Goucha, Jameleddine Ben Hassouna, Khaled Rahal, Ahmed El May, Amor Gamoudi
BACKGROUND: Mucinous carcinoma is a particular type of breast cancer characterized by the presence of extracellular mucin and is linked with a more favorable prognosis than invasive breast carcinoma of no special type. It accounts for 1 to 7% of all breast cancers. We propose in this work to study at first the clinic-pathological characteristics and the evolution of 48 cases of mucinous carcinomas. Secondly, we propose to identify through a review of recent literature, the therapeutic management of these carcinomas...
August 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598816/combined-inhibition-of-akt-and-hsf1-suppresses-breast-cancer-stem-cells-and-tumor-growth
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Richard L Carpenter, Sherona Sirkisoon, Dongqin Zhu, Tadas Rimkus, Alexandria Harrison, Ashley Anderson, Ivy Paw, Shadi Qasem, Fei Xing, Yin Liu, Michael Chan, Linda Metheny-Barlow, Boris C Pasche, Waldemar Debinski, Kounosuke Watabe, Hui-Wen Lo
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Over 90% of breast cancer deaths are attributable to metastasis. Our lab has recently reported that AKT activates heat shock factor 1 (HSF1), leading to epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in HER2-positive breast cancer. However, it is unknown whether the AKT-HSF1 pathway plays an important role in other breast cancer subtypes, breast cancer stem cells, or breast cancer growth and metastasis. Herein, we showed AKT and HSF1 to be frequently co-activated in breast cancer cell lines and specimens across different subtypes...
May 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592618/efficacy-and-safety-of-pertuzumab-and-trastuzumab-administered-in-a-single-infusion-bag-followed-by-vinorelbine-velvet-cohort-2-final-results
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Michael Andersson, José M López-Vega, Thierry Petit, Claudio Zamagni, Valerie Easton, Julia Kamber, Eleonora Restuccia, Edith A Perez
BACKGROUND: VELVET Cohort 1 demonstrated the applicability of pertuzumab, trastuzumab, and vinorelbine as an alternative first-line treatment regimen for patients with HER2-positive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC) who cannot receive docetaxel. Co-infusion of pertuzumab and trastuzumab may reduce clinic time and medical resource utilization. We report results from Cohort 2, in which pertuzumab and trastuzumab were co-infused, followed by vinorelbine. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During cycle 1, patients with HER2-positive locally advanced or MBC received loading doses of pertuzumab (840 mg) and trastuzumab (8 mg/kg) on consecutive days, followed by vinorelbine (25 mg/m(2)) on days two and nine...
June 7, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589903/tumor-biomarker-conversion-between-primary-and-metastatic-breast-cancer-mrna-assessment-and-its-concordance-with-immunohistochemistry
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Stefan Stefanovic, Ralph Wirtz, Thomas M Deutsch, Andreas Hartkopf, Peter Sinn, Zsuzsanna Varga, Bettina Sobottka, Lakis Sotiris, Florin-Andrei Taran, Christoph Domschke, Andre Hennigs, Sara Y Brucker, Christof Sohn, Florian Schuetz, Andreas Schneeweiss, Markus Wallwiener
Biomarker changes between primary (PT) and metastatic tumor (MT) site may be significant in individualizing treatment strategies and can result from actual clonal evolution, biomarker conversion, or technical limitations of diagnostic tests.This study explored biomarker conversion during breast cancer (BC) progression in 67 patients with different tumor subtypes and metastatic sites via mRNA quantification and subsequently analyzed the concordance between real-time qPCR and immunohistochemistry (IHC). Immunostaining for estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), HER2, and Ki-67 was performed on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded PT and MT tissue sections...
May 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586395/the-her2-phenotype-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-her2-positive-early-breast-cancer-a-translational-research-project-of-a-prospective-randomized-phase-iii-trial
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B A S Jaeger, J Neugebauer, U Andergassen, C Melcher, F Schochter, D Mouarrawy, G Ziemendorff, M Clemens, E V Abel, G Heinrich, K Schueller, A Schneeweiss, P Fasching, M W Beckmann, Ch Scholz, T W P Friedl, K Friese, K Pantel, T Fehm, W Janni, B Rack
BACKGROUND: HER2 is one of the predominant therapeutic targets in breast cancer. The metastatic selection process may lead to discrepancies between the HER2 status of the primary tumor and circulating tumor cells (CTCs). This study analyzed the HER2 status of CTCs in patients with HER2-positive primary breast cancer at the time of diagnosis. Aim of the study was to assess potential discordance of HER2 status between primary tumor and CTCs, as this may have important implications for the use of HER2-targeted therapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585619/-palbociclib-combinations-as-new-therapeutic-strategies-in-the-treatment-of-hr-her2-advanced-breast-cancer
#14
Katalin Boér
Until recently, the only endocrine agents used to treat HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancers were tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors and fulvestrant, although a substantial proportion of patients relapse on these standard therapies. Intensive research has been conducted to develop new strategies to overcome endocrine resistance and to enhance the efficacy of endocrine treatments by combining hormone therapy with other targeted treatment approaches. The development of selective CDK4/6 inhibitors and the introduction of palbociclib, the first molecule in this class in clinical practice, represent an important step in the treatment of HR+ advanced breast cancer...
June 6, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583174/follistatin-is-a-metastasis-suppressor-in-a-mouse-model-of-her2-positive-breast-cancer
#15
Darcie D Seachrist, Steven T Sizemore, Emhonta Johnson, Fadi W Abdul-Karim, Kristen L Weber Bonk, Ruth A Keri
BACKGROUND: Follistatin (FST) is an intrinsic inhibitor of activin, a member of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily of ligands. The prognostic value of FST and its family members, the follistatin-like (FSTL) proteins, have been studied in various cancers. However, these studies, as well as limited functional analyses of the FSTL proteins, have yielded conflicting results on the role of these proteins in disease progression. Furthermore, very few have been focused on FST itself...
June 5, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583138/molecular-characterization-of-breast-cancer-cell-lines-through-multiple-omic-approaches
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Shari E Smith, Paul Mellor, Alison K Ward, Stephanie Kendall, Megan McDonald, Frederick S Vizeacoumar, Franco J Vizeacoumar, Scott Napper, Deborah H Anderson
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer cell lines are frequently used as model systems to study the cellular properties and biology of breast cancer. Our objective was to characterize a large, commonly employed panel of breast cancer cell lines obtained from the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC 30-4500 K) to enable researchers to make more informed decisions in selecting cell lines for specific studies. Information about these cell lines was obtained from a wide variety of sources. In addition, new information about cellular pathways that are activated within each cell line was generated...
June 5, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581356/adjuvant-pertuzumab-and-trastuzumab-in-early-her2-positive-breast-cancer
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Gunter von Minckwitz, Marion Procter, Evandro de Azambuja, Dimitrios Zardavas, Mark Benyunes, Giuseppe Viale, Thomas Suter, Amal Arahmani, Nathalie Rouchet, Emma Clark, Adam Knott, Istvan Lang, Christelle Levy, Denise A Yardley, Jose Bines, Richard D Gelber, Martine Piccart, Jose Baselga
Background Pertuzumab increases the rate of pathological complete response in the preoperative context and increases overall survival among patients with metastatic disease when it is added to trastuzumab and chemotherapy for the treatment of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer. In this trial, we investigated whether pertuzumab, when added to adjuvant trastuzumab and chemotherapy, improves outcomes among patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer. Methods We randomly assigned patients with node-positive or high-risk node-negative HER2-positive, operable breast cancer to receive either pertuzumab or placebo added to standard adjuvant chemotherapy plus 1 year of treatment with trastuzumab...
June 5, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580882/monarch-2-abemaciclib-in-combination-with-fulvestrant-in-women-with-hr-her2-advanced-breast-cancer-who-had-progressed-while-receiving-endocrine-therapy
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George W Sledge, Masakazu Toi, Patrick Neven, Joohyuk Sohn, Kenichi Inoue, Xavier Pivot, Olga Burdaeva, Meena Okera, Norikazu Masuda, Peter A Kaufman, Han Koh, Eva-Maria Grischke, Martin Frenzel, Yong Lin, Susana Barriga, Ian C Smith, Nawel Bourayou, Antonio Llombart-Cussac
Purpose MONARCH 2 ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02107703) compared the efficacy and safety of abemaciclib, a selective cyclin-dependent kinase 4 and 6 inhibitor, plus fulvestrant with fulvestrant alone in patients with advanced breast cancer (ABC). Patients and Methods MONARCH 2 was a global, double-blind, phase III study of women with hormone receptor-positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative ABC who had progressed while receiving neoadjuvant or adjuvant endocrine therapy (ET), ≤ 12 months from the end of adjuvant ET, or while receiving first-line ET for metastatic disease...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580881/blocking-the-cycle-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-6-inhibitors-in-metastatic-hormone-receptor-positive-breast-cancer
#19
Seth A Wander, Erica L Mayer, Harold J Burstein
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579722/pharmaceutical-approval-update
#20
Mary Choy
Ribociclib (Kisqali) for HR+/HER2- advanced or metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women; safinamide (Xadago) as adjunctive treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease; and avelumab (Bavencio) for metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.
June 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
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