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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315938/the-relationship-between-breast-cancer-molecular-subtypes-and-mast-cell-populations-in-tumor-microenvironment
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Anna Glajcar, Joanna Szpor, Agnieszka Pacek, Katarzyna Ewa Tyrak, Florence Chan, Joanna Streb, Diana Hodorowicz-Zaniewska, Krzysztof Okoń
Mast cells (MCs) are a part of the innate immune system. The MC functions toward cancer are partially based on the release of chymase and tryptase. However, the MC effect on breast cancer is controversial. The aim of our study was to investigate the presence of MCs in breast cancer tumors of different molecular subtypes and their relationships with other pathological prognostic factors. Tryptase- and chymase-positive mast cell densities were evaluated by immunohistochemistry in 108 primary invasive breast cancer tissue samples...
March 18, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315066/failure-patterns-according-to-molecular-subtype-in-patients-with-invasive-breast-cancer-following-postoperative-adjuvant-radiotherapy-long-term-outcomes-in-contemporary-clinical-practice
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Yu Jin Lim, Sea-Won Lee, Noorie Choi, Jeanny Kwon, Keun-Yong Eom, Eunyoung Kang, Eun-Kyu Kim, Sung-Won Kim, Jee Hyun Kim, Yu Jung Kim, Se Hyun Kim, So Yeon Park, Jae-Sung Kim, In Ah Kim
PURPOSE: Although gene expression profiling provides critical information, knowledge remains limited regarding the differential effects of molecular subtype on clinical course. This study evaluated the impact of molecular status on long-term patterns of failure in patients with non-metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: We analyzed data from 1181 individuals with invasive breast cancer undergoing surgery plus PORT from 2003 to 2011. Molecular subtypes were defined as luminal A (LA), luminal B (LB)-HER2(-), LB-HER2(+), HER2, and triple-negative (TN) based on the 2013 St...
March 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314842/performance-of-mid-treatment-breast-ultrasound-and-axillary-ultrasound-in-predicting-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-by-breast-cancer-subtype
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Rosalind P Candelaria, Roland L Bassett, William Fraser Symmans, Maheshwari Ramineni, Stacy L Moulder, Henry M Kuerer, Alastair M Thompson, Wei Tse Yang
BACKGROUND: The primary objective was to determine whether mid-treatment ultrasound measurements of index breast tumors and index axillary nodes of different cancer subtypes associate with residual cancer burden (RCB). METHODS: Patients with invasive breast cancer who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy and had pre-treatment and mid-treatment breast and axillary ultrasound were included in this single-institution, retrospective cohort study. Linear regression analysis assessed associations between RCB with (a) change in index breast tumor size, (b) change in index node size, and (c) absolute number of abnormal nodes at mid-treatment...
March 17, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299476/a-comparison-of-the-molecular-subtypes-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-among-non-asian-and-taiwanese-women
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Ling-Ming Tseng, Jen-Hwey Chiu, Chun-Yu Liu, Yi-Fang Tsai, Yun-Lin Wang, Chu-Wen Yang, Yi-Ming Shyr
BACKGROUND: "Precision medicine" is a concept that by utilizing modern molecular diagnostics, an effective therapy is accurately applied for each cancer patient to improve their survival rates. The treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) remains a challenging issue. The aim of this study was to compare the molecular subtypes of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) between Taiwanese and Non-Asian women. METHODS: GEO Datasets for non-Asian (12 groups, n = 1450) and Taiwanese (3 groups, n = 465) breast cancer, including 617 TNBC, were acquired, normalized and cluster analyzed...
March 15, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298203/methylene-blue-photodynamic-therapy-induces-selective-and-massive-cell-death-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Ancély F Dos Santos, Letícia F Terra, Rosangela A M Wailemann, Talita C Oliveira, Vinícius de Morais Gomes, Marcela Franco Mineiro, Flávia Carla Meotti, Alexandre Bruni-Cardoso, Maurício S Baptista, Leticia Labriola
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the main cause of mortality among women. The disease presents high recurrence mainly due to incomplete efficacy of primary treatment in killing all cancer cells. Photodynamic therapy (PDT), an approach that causes tissue destruction by visible light in the presence of a photosensitizer (Ps) and oxygen, appears as a promising alternative therapy that could be used adjunct to chemotherapy and surgery for curing cancer. However, the efficacy of PDT to treat breast tumours as well as the molecular mechanisms that lead to cell death remain unclear...
March 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295860/relationships-between-mri-breast-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-bi-rads-lexicon-descriptors-and-breast-cancer-molecular-subtypes-internal-enhancement-is-associated-with-luminal-b-subtype
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Lars J Grimm, Jing Zhang, Jay A Baker, Mary S Soo, Karen S Johnson, Maciej A Mazurowski
The aim of this study was to determine the associations between breast MRI findings using the Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) lexicon descriptors and breast cancer molecular subtypes. In this retrospective, IRB-approved, single institution study MRIs from 278 women with breast cancer were reviewed by one of six fellowship-trained breast imagers. Readers reported BI-RADS descriptors for breast masses (shape, margin, internal enhancement) and non-mass enhancement (distribution, internal enhancement)...
March 13, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295245/body-mass-index-pam50-subtype-recurrence-and-survival-among-patients-with-nonmetastatic-breast-cancer
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Elizabeth M Cespedes Feliciano, Marilyn L Kwan, Lawrence H Kushi, Wendy Y Chen, Erin K Weltzien, Adrienne L Castillo, Carol Sweeney, Philip S Bernard, Bette J Caan
BACKGROUND: Studies of obesity and survival among patients with breast cancer produce conflicting results, possibly because of heterogeneity by molecular subtype. METHODS: This study examined whether the association of body mass index (BMI) at diagnosis with breast cancer recurrence and survival varied across subtypes defined by PAM50 (Prediction Analysis of Microarray 50) gene expression. Included were 1559 Kaiser Permanente Northern California members ages 18 to 79 years who had PAM50 assays and were diagnosed with American Joint Committee on Cancer stage I through III breast cancer from 1996 to 2013...
March 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295003/-epithelial-cadherins-and-associated-molecules-in-invasive-lobular-breast-cancer
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Yu M Brilliant, A A Brilliant, S V Sazonov
AIM: to estimate the expression of cell adhesion molecules E- and P-cadherin, as well as that of cadherin-catenin complexes in invasive lobular breast cancer (BC) cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 250 cases of postoperative material from patients diagnosed with invasive lobular BC were studied. The expressions of cell adhesion molecules E-cadherin, P-cadherin, β-catenin, p120 catenin, and vimentin were determined by immunohistochemical assay in all cases. The examined cases were divided into molecular biological subtypes, based on the evaluation of estrogen receptors (ER), progesterone receptors (PR), HER-2/neu, and Ki-67 proliferative index...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293912/breast-cancer-subtype-distribution-is-different-in-normal-weight-overweight-and-obese-women
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Victoria Gershuni, Yun R Li, Austin D Williams, Alycia So, Laura Steel, Elena Carrigan, Julia Tchou
PURPOSE: Obesity is associated with tumor promoting pathways related to insulin resistance and chronic low-grade inflammation which have been linked to various disease states, including cancer. Many studies have focused on the relationship between obesity and increased estrogen production, which contributes to the pathogenesis of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers. The link between obesity and other breast cancer subtypes, such as triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and Her2/neu+ (Her2+) breast cancer, is less clear...
March 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292559/pathological-characterisation-of-male-breast-cancer-results-of-the-eortc-10085-tbcrc-big-nabcg-international-male-breast-cancer-program
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Marijn A Vermeulen, Leen Slaets, Fatima Cardoso, Sharon H Giordano, Konstantinos Tryfonidis, Paul J van Diest, Nizet H Dijkstra, Carolien P Schröder, Christi J van Asperen, Barbro Linderholm, Kim Benstead, Renee Foekens, John W M Martens, John M S Bartlett, Carolien H M van Deurzen
AIM: Several prognostic histological features have been established in female breast cancer (BC), but it is unknown whether these can be extrapolated to male BC patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of several histological features in a large series of male BC. METHODS: Central pathology review was performed for 1483 male BCs collected through part 1 of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) International Male BC Program...
March 11, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288875/the-histone-h2a-isoform-hist2h2ac-is-a-novel-regulator-of-proliferation-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-mammary-epithelial-and-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Fátima Liliana Monteiro, Rui Vitorino, Jun Wang, Hugo Cardoso, Hugo Laranjeira, Joana Simões, Margarida Caldas, Rui Henrique, Francisco Amado, Cecilia Williams, Carmen Jerónimo, Luisa A Helguero
Proliferation and differentiation are controlled through chromatin remodelling. Therefore, there is an enormous biological significance and clinical value in understanding how specific signalling pathways are affected by histone replacement in the nucleosome. In this work, mass spectrometry was used to screen HC11 mammary epithelial cells for changes in histone levels throughout cell differentiation. The canonical histone isoform Histone H2A type 2-C (Hist2h2ac) was found only in undifferentiated/proliferating cells...
March 10, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281569/treating-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-with-erlotinib-plus-a-select-antioxidant-overcomes-drug-resistance-by-targeting-cancer-cell-heterogeneity
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Bin Bao, Cristina Mitrea, Priyanga Wijesinghe, Luca Marchetti, Emily Girsch, Rebecca L Farr, Julie L Boerner, Ramzi Mohammad, Greg Dyson, Stanley R Terlecky, Aliccia Bollig-Fischer
Among breast cancer patients, those diagnosed with the triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtype have the worst prog-nosis. TNBC does not express estrogen receptor-alpha, progesterone receptor, or the HER2 oncogene; therefore, TNBC lacks targets for molecularly-guided therapies. The concept that EGFR oncogene inhibitor drugs could be used as targeted treatment against TNBC has been put forth based on estimates that 30-60% of TNBC express high levels of EGFR. However, results from clinical trials testing EGFR inhibitors, alone or in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy, did not improve patient outcomes...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270498/a-randomized-phase-ii-neoadjuvant-study-of-cisplatin-paclitaxel-with-or-without-everolimus-in-patients-with-stage-ii-iii-triple-negative-breast-cancer-tnbc
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Bojana Jovanovic, Ingrid A Mayer, Erica L Mayer, Vandana G Abramson, Aditya Bardia, Melinda Sanders, Maria G Kuba, Monica Valeria Estrada, J Scott Beeler, Timothy M Shaver, Kimberly N Johnson, Violeta Sanchez, Jennifer M Rosenbluth, Patrick M Dillon, Andres Forrero-Torres, Jenny C Chang, Ingrid Meszoely, Ana Grau, Brian D Lehmann, Yu Shyr, Quanhu Sheng, Sheau-Chiann Chen, Carlos L Arteaga, Jennifer A Pietenpol
PURPOSE: Due to inherent disease heterogeneity, targeted therapies have eluded TNBC, and biomarkers predictive of treatment response have not yet been identified. This study was designed to determine if the mTOR inhibitor everolimus with cisplatin and paclitaxel would provide synergistic anti-tumor effects in TNBC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Stage II/III patients with TNBC were enrolled in a randomized phase II trial of preoperative weekly cisplatin, paclitaxel and daily everolimus or placebo for 12 weeks, until definitive surgery...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266149/iodne-an-integrated-optimization-method-for-identifying-the-deregulated-subnetwork-for-precision-medicine-in-cancer
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S Mounika Inavolu, J Renbarger, M Radovich, V Vasudevaraja, G H Kinnebrew, S Zhang, L Cheng
Subnetwork analysis can explore complex patterns of entire molecular pathways for the purpose of drug target identification. In this article, the gene expression profiles of a cohort of patients with breast cancer are integrated with protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks using, simultaneously, both edge scoring and node scoring. A novel optimization algorithm, integrated optimization method to identify deregulated subnetwork (IODNE), is developed to search for the optimal dysregulated subnetwork of the merged gene and protein network...
March 7, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258387/-brca-diagnostics-of-ovarian-cancer-molecular-tumor-testing-since-the-introduction-of-parp-inhibitor-therapy
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H Löser, C Heydt, R Büttner, B Markiefka
Approximately 9000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Germany each year. The most common subtype is high-grade serous ovarian cancer. A relevant proportion of these tumors are associated with mutations in the breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) representing highly penetrant tumor suppressor genes with autosomal inheritance and play a crucial role in DNA repair mechanisms. These patients have predominantly germline mutations and less frequently have somatic BRCA mutations...
March 3, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258354/basal-markers-and-prognosis-in-luminal-breast-cancer
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Monica J Engstrøm, Marit Valla, Anna M Bofin
PURPOSE: Basal marker expression in triple-negative breast cancers identifies basal-like tumours, and thus separates the TN group into two prognostic groups. However, the expression and prognostic significance of basal markers in luminal breast cancers are poorly described. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression and prognostic value of basal markers (CK5, CK14 and EGFR) in luminal breast cancer. METHODS: A total of 1423 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded breast cancer tumours from a well-characterized cohort of Norwegian women, previously reclassified into molecular subtypes using IHC and ISH, were included in the study...
March 3, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255366/liposomal-nanoparticles-carrying-anti-il6r-antibody-to-the-tumour-microenvironment-inhibit-metastasis-in-two-molecular-subtypes-of-breast-cancer-mouse-models
#17
Chunlei Guo, Yanan Chen, Wenjuan Gao, Antao Chang, Yujie Ye, Wenzhi Shen, Yunping Luo, Shengyong Yang, Peiqing Sun, Rong Xiang, Na Li
Tumour microenvironment (TME) contributes significantly towards potentiating the stemness and metastasis properties of cancer cells. IL6-Stat3 is one of the important cell signaling pathways in mediating the communication between tumour and immune cells. Here, we have systematically developed a novel anti-CD44 antibody-mediated liposomal nanoparticle delivery system loaded with anti-IL6R antibody, which could specifically target the TME of CD44(+) breast cancer cells in different mouse models for triple negative and luminal breast cancer...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251349/prognostic-significance-of-interferon-regulating-factor-4-irf4-in-node-negative-breast-cancer
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Anne-Sophie Heimes, K Madjar, K Edlund, M J Battista, K Almstedt, S Gebhard, S Foersch, J Rahnenführer, W Brenner, A Hasenburg, J G Hengstler, M Schmidt
PURPOSE: The transcription factor IRF4 regulates immunoglobulin class switch recombination as well as plasma cell differentiation. We examined the prognostic significance of IRF4 expression in node-negative breast cancer (BC). METHODS: IRF4 expression was evaluated by immunostaining in a cohort of 197 node-negative BC patients not treated in adjuvant setting, referred to as Mainz cohort. The prognostic significance of immunohistochemically determined IRF4 expression for metastasis-free survival (MFS) was examined by Kaplan-Meier survival analysis as well as univariate and multivariate Cox analysis adjusted for age, pT stage, histological grade, ER, and HER2 status...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250861/correlation-of-molecular-subtypes-of-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-of-breast-with-glucose-metabolism-in-fdg-pet-ct-based-on-the-recommendations-of-the-st-gallen-consensus-meeting-2013
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Sun Seong Lee, Sang Kyun Bae, Yun Soo Park, Ji Sun Park, Tae Hyun Kim, Hye Kyoung Yoon, Hyo Jung Ahn, Seok Mo Lee
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the SUVmax of primary breast cancer lesions and the molecular subtypes based on the recommendations of the St. Gallen consensus meeting 2013. METHODS: Clinical records of patients who underwent F-18 FDG PET/CT for initial staging of invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast were reviewed. A total of 183 patients were included. SUVmax was correlated with the molecular subtypes defined by the St...
March 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249942/quantifying-tumour-vascularity-in-non-luminal-breast-cancers
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Maria Ryssdal Kraby, Signe Opdahl, Lars A Akslen, Anna M Bofin
AIMS: Microvessel density (MVD), proliferating MVD (pMVD) and vascular proliferation index (VPI) are methods used to quantify tumour vascularity in histopathological sections. In this study, we assessed MVD, pMVD and VPI in non-luminal subtypes of breast cancer. Differences between subtypes were studied, and the prognostic value of each method was assessed. METHODS: All non-luminal subtypes (61 basal phenotype (BP), 60 human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) type and 30 five negative phenotype (5NP)) were selected from a series comprising 909 cases of breast cancer...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
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