Phenotypes related to Treatment of Breast Cancer ~ Breast Cancer — Risk / Phenotype

List was last updated on Nov 29, 2019 @ 10:04 am.


    • BRCA1/BRCA2 Pathogenic Variant Breast Cancer: Treatment and Prevention Strategies.
    • Lee A, Moon BI, Kim TH.
    • Ann Lab Med. 2020 Mar;40(2):114-121. doi: 10.3343/alm.2020.40.2.114.
    • Review

    Introductory article:

    From Genetic Testing to Treatment and Prevention of BRCA-Related Breast Cancer.

    • Response to Olaparib in a Patient with Germline BRCA2 Mutation and Breast Cancer Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis.
    • Exman P, Mallery RM, Lin NU, Parsons HA.
    • NPJ Breast Cancer. 2019 Nov 29;5:46. doi: 10.1038/s41523-019-0139-1. eCollection 2019.
    • Genetic and clinical characterization of BRCA-associated hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in Navarra (Spain).
    • Ruiz de Sabando A, Urrutia Lafuente E, García-Amigot F, Alonso Sánchez A, Morales Garofalo L, Moreno S, Ardanaz E, Ramos-Arroyo MA.
    • BMC Cancer. 2019 Nov 27;19(1):1145. doi: 10.1186/s12885-019-6277-x.
    • Talazoparib in Patients with a Germline BRCA-Mutated Advanced Breast Cancer: Detailed Safety Analyses from the Phase III EMBRACA Trial.
    • Hurvitz SA, Gonçalves A, Rugo HS, Lee KH, Fehrenbacher L, Mina LA, Diab S, Blum JL, Chakrabarti J, Elmeliegy M, DeAnnuntis L, Gauthier E, Czibere A, Tudor IC, Quek RGW, Litton JK, Ettl J.
    • Oncologist. 2019 Nov 25. pii: theoncologist.2019-0493. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2019-0493. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Radiotherapy-induced malignancies in breast cancer patients with TP53 pathogenic germline variants (Li-Fraumeni syndrome).
    • Petry V, Bonadio RC, Cagnacci AQC, Senna LAL, Campos RDNG, Cotti GC, Hoff PM, Fragoso MCBV, Estevez-Diz MDP.
    • Fam Cancer. 2019 Nov 20. doi: 10.1007/s10689-019-00153-5. [Epub ahead of print]
    • The OncoLifeS data-biobank for oncology: a comprehensive repository of clinical data, biological samples, and the patient's perspective.
    • Sidorenkov G, Nagel J, Meijer C, Duker JJ, Groen HJM, Halmos GB, Oonk MHM, Oostergo RJ, van der Vegt B, Witjes MJH, Nijland M, Havenga K, Maduro JH, Gietema JA, de Bock GH.
    • J Transl Med. 2019 Nov 14;17(1):374. doi: 10.1186/s12967-019-2122-x.
    • Outcomes in Clinically Relevant Patient Subgroups From the EMBRACA Study: Talazoparib vs Physician’s Choice Standard-of-Care Chemotherapy.
    • Rugo HS, Ettl J, Hurvitz SA, Gonçalves A, Lee KH, Fehrenbacher L, Mina LA, Diab S, Woodward NE, Yerushalmi R, Goodwin A, Blum JL, Martin M, Quek RGW, Tudor JC, Bhattacharyya H, Gauthier E, Litton JK, Eiermann W.
    • JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2019 Nov 9; pkz085. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkz085. eCollection 2019 Nov.
    • Prophylactic breast irradiation reduces background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on MRI: A secondary analysis.
    • Ben-David MA, Corn BW, Evron E, Goldberg H, Pfeffer RM, Abdah-Bortnyak R, Matceyevsky D, Weinstein Y, Golan O, Sklair-Levy M.
    • Breast. 2019 Nov 6;49:70-73. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2019.10.011. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Breast cancer surveillance for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers - is "early detection" early enough?
    • Bernstein-Molho R, Kaufman B, Ben David MA, Sklair-Levy M, Feldman DM, Zippel D, Laitman Y, Friedman E.
    • Breast. 2019 Nov 6;49:81-86. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2019.10.012. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Germline variants associated with leukocyte genes predict tumor recurrence in breast cancer patients.
    • Milanese JS, Tibiche C, Zou J, Meng Z, Nantel A, Drouin S, Marcotte R, Wang E.
    • NPJ Precis Oncol. 2019 Nov 1;3:28. doi: 10.1038/s41698-019-0100-7. eCollection 2019.

    Press: Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk Predicted by Immune-Related Germline Variants. (GenomeWeb)

    • Response of Estrogen-Receptor-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer to Olaparib in Late-Line Therapy.
    • Kumeta T, Matsunuma R, Yamaguchi K, Hayami R, Tsuneizumi M.
    • Case Rep Oncol. 2019 Oct 29;12(3):814-819. doi: 10.1159/000503858. eCollection 2019 Sep-Dec.
    • Functional characterization of 84 PALB2 variants of uncertain significance.
    • Wiltshire T, Ducy M, Foo TK, Hu C, Lee KY, Belur Nagaraj A, Rodrigue A, Gomes TT, Simard J, Monteiro ANA, Xia B, Carvalho MA, Masson JY, Couch FJ.
    • Genet Med. 2019 Oct 21. doi: 10.1038/s41436-019-0682-z. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Phase I study of intermittent olaparib capsule or tablet dosing in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel (part 2).
    • Biessen DA, Brunetto AT, Arkenau HT, Tchakov I, Beijnen JH, De Grève J, Schellens JHM.
    • Invest New Drugs. 2019 Oct 21. doi: 10.1007/s10637-019-00857-6. [Epub ahead of print]
    • RAD6B is a major mediator of triple negative breast cancer cisplatin resistance: Regulation of translesion synthesis/Fanconi anemia crosstalk and BRCA1 independence.
    • Haynes B, Gajan A, Nangia-Makker P, Shekhar MP.
    • Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 2019 Oct 19:165561. doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2019.165561. [Epub ahead of print]
    • PARP Inhibition in Cancer: An Update on Clinical Development.
    • Sachdev E, Tabatabai R, Roy V, Rimel BJ, Mita MM.
    • Target Oncol. 2019 Oct 17. doi: 10.1007/s11523-019-00680-2. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Clinicopathologic features and genetic characteristics of the BRCA1/2 mutation in Turkish breast cancer patients.
    • Cecener G, Takanlou LS, Takanlou MS, Egeli U, Eskiler GG, Aksoy S, Unal U, Tezcan H, Eryilmaz IE, Gokgoz MS, Tunca B, Cubukcu E, Evrensel T, Cetintas S, Tasdelen I.
    • Cancer Genet. 2019 Oct 16;240:23-32. doi: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2019.10.004. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Dramatic response of FOLFIRINOX regimen in a collision pancreatic adenocarcinoma patient with a germline BRCA2 mutation: a case report.
    • Shimmura H, Kuramochi H, Jibiki N, Katagiri S, Nishino T, Araida T.
    • Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2019 Oct 15. pii: hyz141. doi: 10.1093/jjco/hyz141. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Case report
    • A global functional analysis of missense mutations reveals two major hotspots in the PALB2 tumor suppressor.
    • Rodrigue A, Margaillan G, Torres Gomes T, Coulombe Y, Montalban G, da Costa E Silva Carvalho S, Milano L, Ducy M, De-Gregoriis G, Dellaire G, Araújo da Silva W Jr, Monteiro AN, Carvalho MA, Simard J, Masson JY.
    • Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Oct 5. pii: gkz780. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkz780. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Study of the PARP inhibitor talazoparib (Talzenna) for early-stage breast cancer is promising.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2019 Oct 4.

    Original research:

    Neoadjuvant Talazoparib for Patients With Operable Breast Cancer With a Germline BRCA Pathogenic Variant.

    • Patterns of recurrence and metastasis in BRCA1/BRCA2-associated breast cancers.
    • Song Y, Barry WT, Seah DS, Tung NM, Garber JE, Lin NU.
    • Cancer. 2019 Oct 3. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32540. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Why BRCA mutations are not tumour-agnostic biomarkers for PARP inhibitor therapy.
    • Curtin NJ, Drew Y, Sharma-Saha S.
    • Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2019 Oct 3. doi: 10.1038/s41571-019-0285-2. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Commentary
    • Update Breast Cancer 2019 Part 4 - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges of New, Personalised Therapies for Patients with Early Breast Cancer.
    • Schütz F, Fasching PA, Welslau M, Hartkopf AD, Wöckel A, Lux MP, Janni W, Ettl J, Lüftner D, Belleville E, Kolberg HC, Overkamp F, Taran FA, Brucker SY, Wallwiener M, Tesch H, Fehm TN, Schneeweiss A, Müller V.
    • Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 2019 Oct;79(10):1079-1089. doi: 10.1055/a-1001-9925. Epub 2019 Oct 22.
    • Update Breast Cancer 2019 Part 5 - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges of New, Personalised Therapies in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer.
    • Welslau M, Hartkopf AD, Müller V, Wöckel A, Lux MP, Janni W, Ettl J, Lüftner D, Belleville E, Schütz F, Fasching PA, Kolberg HC, Nabieva N, Overkamp F, Taran FA, Brucker SY, Wallwiener M, Tesch H, Schneeweiss A, Fehm TN.
    • Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 2019 Oct;79(10):1090-1099. doi: 10.1055/a-1001-9952. Epub 2019 Oct 22.
    • Older breast cancer survivors may harbor hereditary cancer predisposition pathogenic variants and are at risk for clonal hematopoiesis.
    • Slavin TP, Sun CL, Chavarri-Guerra Y, Sedrak MS, Katheria V, Castillo D, Herzog J, Dale W, Hurria A, Weitzel JN.
    • J Geriatr Oncol. 2019 Sep 28. pii: S1879-4068(19)30174-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2019.09.004. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Prevalence and clinical outcomes of germline mutations in BRCA1/2 and PALB2 genes in 2769 unselected breast cancer patients in China.
    • Deng M, Chen HH, Zhu X, Luo M, Zhang K, Xu CJ, Hu KM, Cheng P, Zhou JJ, Zheng S, Chen YD.
    • Int J Cancer. 2019 Sep 15;145(6):1517-1528. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32184. Epub 2019 Feb 22.
    • Breast cancer in neurofibromatosis 1: survival and risk of contralateral breast cancer in a five country cohort study.
    • Evans DGR, Kallionpää RA, Clementi M, Trevisson E, Mautner VF, Howell SJ, Lewis L, Zehou O, Peltonen S, Brunello A1, Harkness EF, Wolkenstein P, Peltonen J.
    • Genet Med. 2019 Sep 9. doi: 10.1038/s41436-019-0651-6. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Is it safe for BRCA mutation carriers to become pregnant following breast cancer?
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2019 Sep 4.
    • Association of a Pathway-Specific Genetic Risk Score With Risk of Radiation-Associated Contralateral Breast Cancer.
    • Watt GP, Reiner AS, Smith SA, Stram DO, Capanu M, Malone KE, Lynch CF, John EM, Knight JA, Mellemkjær L, Bernstein L, Brooks JD, Woods M, Liang X, Haile RW, Riaz N, Conti DV, Robson M, Duggan D, Boice JD Jr, Shore RE, Tischkowitz M, Orlow I, Thomas DC, Concannon P, Bernstein JL.
    • JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Sep 4;2(9):e1912259. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.12259.
    • [Synthetic Lethality - Its Current Application and Potential in Oncological Treatment.]
    • Bortlíková L, Müller P, Vojtěšek B, Rak V, Svoboda M.
    • Klin Onkol. 2019 Fall;32(Supplementum 3):19-24. doi: 10.14735/amko20193S.
    • Biallelic germline BRCA1 mutations in a patient with early onset breast cancer, mild Fanconi anemia-like phenotype, and no chromosome fragility.
    • Keupp K, Hampp S, Hübbel A, Maringa M, Kostezka S, Rhiem K, Waha A, Wappenschmidt B, Pujol R, Surrallés J, Schmutzler RK, Wiesmüller L, Hahnen E.
    • Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2019 Sep;7(9):e863. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.863. Epub 2019 Jul 25.
    • Exposure-response analysis to inform the optimal dose of veliparib in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel in BRCA-mutated advanced breast cancer patients.
    • Nuthalapati S, Stodtmann S, Shepherd SP, Ratajczak CK, Mensing S, Menon R, Xiong H.
    • Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2019 Aug 29. doi: 10.1007/s00280-019-03930-2. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Neoadjuvant Talazoparib for Patients With Operable Breast Cancer With a Germline BRCA Pathogenic Variant.
    • Litton JK, Scoggins ME, Hess KR, Adrada BE, Murthy RK, Damodaran S, DeSnyder SM, Brewster AM, Barcenas CH, Valero V, Whitman GJ, Schwartz-Gomez J, Mittendorf EA, Thompson AM, Helgason T, Ibrahim N, Piwnica-Worm H1, Moulder SL, Arun BK.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2019 Aug 28:JCO1901304. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.01304. [Epub ahead of print]

    Research news: Study of the PARP inhibitor talazoparib (Talzenna) for early-stage breast cancer is promising. (FORCE. XRAYS.)

    • Pregnancy-associated breast cancer in a contemporary cohort of newly diagnosed women.
    • Gooch JC, Chun J, Kaplowitz E, Guth A, Axelrod D, Shapiro R, Roses D, Schnabel F.
    • Breast J. 2019 Aug 25. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13510. [Epub ahead of print]
    • A novel BRCA1 germline mutation promotes triple-negative breast cancer cells progression and enhances sensitivity to DNA damage agents.
    • Xu K, Shi Y, Wang X, Chen Y, Tang L, Guan X.
    • Cancer Genet. 2019 Aug 23;239:26-32. doi: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2019.08.004. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Patient-reported outcomes in patients with a germline BRCA mutation and HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer receiving olaparib versus chemotherapy in the OlympiAD trial.
    • Robson M, Ruddy KJ, Im SA, Senkus E, Xu B, Domchek SM, Masuda N, Li W, Tung N, Armstrong A, Delaloge S, Bannister W, Goessl C, Degboe A, Hettle R, Conte P.
    • Eur J Cancer. 2019 Aug 22;120:20-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2019.06.023. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Relationship Between Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and Oncotype DX Recurrence Score.
    • Casasanta N, Kipnis ST, Linville L, Lipinski S, Knoedler A, Marino A, McHenry A, Biagi T, Stark E, Amdur R, Denduluri N, Rodriguez P, Isaacs C, Kaltman R.
    • Clin Breast Cancer. 2019 Aug 21. pii: S1526-8209(19)30646-9. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2019.07.004. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Germline mutation in DNA-repair genes is associated with poor survival in BRCA1/2-negative breast cancer patients.
    • Fan Z, Hu L, Ouyang T, Li J, Wang T, Fan Z, Fan T, Lin B, Xu Y, Xie Y.
    • Cancer Sci. 2019 Aug 20. doi: 10.1111/cas.14175. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Identification of LCN1 as a Potential Biomarker for Breast Cancer by Bioinformatic Analysis.
    • Yang Y, Li F, Luo X, Jia B, Zhao X, Liu B, Gao R, Yang L, Wei W, He J.
    • DNA Cell Biol. 2019 Aug 19. doi: 10.1089/dna.2019.4843. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Mechanism of Action and Clinical Efficacy of CDK4/6 Inhibitors in BRCA-Mutated, Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancers: Case Report and Literature Review.
    • Militello AM, Zielli T, Boggiani D, Michiara M, Naldi N, Bortesi B, Zanelli P, Uliana V, Giuliotti S, Musolino A.
    • Front Oncol. 2019 Aug 13;9:759. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2019.00759. eCollection 2019.
    • Prediagnosis aspirin use, DNA methylation, and mortality after breast cancer: A population-based study.
    • Wang T, McCullough LE, White AJ, Bradshaw PT, Xu X, Cho YH, Terry MB, Teitelbaum SL, Neugut AI, Santella RM, Chen J, Gammon MD.
    • Cancer. 2019 Aug 12. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32364. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Hematologic toxicity in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers during chemotherapy: A retrospective matched cohort study.
    • West AH, Knollman H, Dugan J, Hedeker D, Handorf EA, Nielsen SM, Bealin LC, Goldblatt LG, Willems H, Daly MB, Afghahi A, Olopade OI, Hulick PJ, Shagisultanova E, Huo D, Obeid E, Churpek JE.
    • Cancer Med. 2019 Aug 12. doi: 10.1002/cam4.2471. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Poly-ADP-ribose polymerases (PARPs) as a therapeutic target in the treatment of selected cancers.
    • Przybycinski J, Nalewajska M, Marchelek-Mysliwiec M, Dziedziejko V, Pawlik A.
    • Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2019 Aug 8. doi: 10.1080/14728222.2019.1654458. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • The implications of genetic testing on radiotherapy decisions: a guide for radiation oncologists.
    • Bergom C, West CM, Higginson DS, Abazeed ME, Arun B, Bentzen SM, Bernstein JL, Evans JD, Gerber NK, Kerns SL, Keen J, Litton JK, Reiner AS, Riaz N, Rosenstein BS, Sawakuchi GO, Shaitelman SF, Powell SN, Woodward WA.
    • Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Aug 2. pii: S0360-3016(19)33530-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.07.026. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Gene Alterations in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients in a Phase I/II Study of Eribulin and Olaparib Combination Therapy.
    • Shimomura A, Yonemori K, Yoshida M, Yoshida T, Yasojima H, Masuda N, Aogi K, Takahashi M, Naito Y, Shimizu S, Nakamura R, Hamada A, Michimae H, Hashimoto J, Yamamoto H, Kawachi A, Shimizu C, Fujiwara Y, Tamura K.
    • Transl Oncol. 2019 Aug 2;12(10):1386-1394. doi: 10.1016/j.tranon.2019.07.013. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Prognostic Impact of Breast-Conserving Therapy Versus Mastectomy of BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers Compared With Noncarriers in a Consecutive Series of Young Breast Cancer Patients.
    • van den Broek AJ, Schmidt MK, van 't Veer LJ, Oldenburg HSA, Rutgers EJ, Russell NS, Smit VTHBM, Voogd AC, Koppert LB, Siesling S, Jobsen JJ, Westenend PJ, van Leeuwen FE, Tollenaar RAEM.
    • Ann Surg. 2019 Aug;270(2):364-372. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002804.
    • [A CASE REPORT OF THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA (TTP) IN A BREAST CANCER PATIENT].
    • Ben Naftali Y, Duek OS, Ullmann Y.
    • Harefuah. 2019 Aug;158(8):503-505.
    • Case report, [Article in Hebrew]
    • Molecular characteristics of breast cancer according to clinicopathological factors.
    • Huszno J, Kolosza Z.
    • Mol Clin Oncol. 2019 Aug;11(2):192-200. doi: 10.3892/mco.2019.1869. Epub 2019 May 28.
    • In BRCA mutation carriers breast conserving surgery may not be the best choice.
    • Trimboli RM, Schiaffino S, Sardanelli F.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Jul 27. doi: 10.1007/s10549-019-05373-y. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Letter, Commentary

    Original research:

    Risk of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence in primary invasive breast cancer following breast-conserving surgery with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation in China.

    • Chromosomal radiosensitivity of triple negative breast cancer patients.
    • Francies FZ, Herd O, Cairns A, Nietz S, Murdoch M, Slabbert J, Claes KB, Vral A, Baeyens A.
    • Int J Radiat Biol. 2019 Jul 26:1-30. doi: 10.1080/09553002.2019.1649502. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Update on the Feasibility and Progress on Robotic Breast Surgery.
    • Toesca A, Invento A, Massari G, Girardi A, Peradze N, Lissidini G, Sangalli C, Maisonneuve P, Manconi A, Gottardi A, Baker JL, Bottiglieri L, Naninato P, Farante G, Magnoni F, De Scalzi A, Corso G, Colleoni M, De Lorenzi F, Sacchini V, Galimberti V, Intra M, Rietjens M, Veronesi P.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Jul 24. doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-07590-7. [Epub ahead of print]
    • CpG promoter hypo-methylation and up-regulation of microRNA-190b in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.
    • Frick E, Gudjonsson T, Eyfjord J, Jonasson J, Tryggvadóttir L, Stefansson O, Sigurdsson S.
    • Oncotarget. 2019 Jul 23;10(45):4664-4678. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.27083. eCollection 2019 Jul 23.
    • Olaparib in germline-mutated metastatic breast cancer: implications of the OlympiAD trial.
    • Armstrong AC, Clay V.
    • Future Oncol. 2019 Jul 15. doi: 10.2217/fon-2018-0067. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Impact of Taxanes, Endocrine Therapy, and Deleterious Germline BRCA Mutations on Anti-müllerian Hormone Levels in Early Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Anthracycline- and Cyclophosphamide-Based Chemotherapy.
    • Lambertini M, Olympios N, Lequesne J, Calbrix C, Fontanilles M, Loeb A, Leheurteur M, Demeestere I, Di Fiore F, Perdrix A, Clatot F.
    • Front Oncol. 2019 Jul 12;9:575. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2019.00575. eCollection 2019.
    • Platinum Salts in Patients with Breast Cancer: A Focus on Predictive Factors.
    • Garutti M, Pelizzari G, Bartoletti M, Malfatti MC, Gerratana L, Tell G, Puglisi F.
    • Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Jul 10;20(14). pii: E3390. doi: 10.3390/ijms20143390.
    • Tumour lineage shapes BRCA-mediated phenotypes.
    • Jonsson P, Bandlamudi C, Cheng ML, Srinivasan P, Chavan SS, Friedman ND, Rosen EY, Richards AL, Bouvier N, Selcuklu SD, Bielski CM, Abida W, Mandelker D, Birsoy O, Zhang L, Zehir A, Donoghue MTA, Baselga J, Offit K, Scher HI, O'Reilly EM, Stadler ZK, Schultz N, Socci ND, Viale A, Ladanyi M, Robson ME, Hyman DM, Berger MF, Solit DB, Taylor BS.
    • Nature. 2019 Jul 10. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1382-1. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Evidence to date: talazoparib in the treatment of breast cancer.
    • Exman P, Barroso-Sousa R, Tolaney SM.
    • Onco Targets Ther. 2019 Jul 2;12:5177-5187. doi: 10.2147/OTT.S184971. eCollection 2019.
    • Targeting DNA repair in breast cancer.
    • Paluch-Shimon S, Evron E.
    • Breast. 2019 Jul 1;47:33-42. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2019.06.007. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Talazoparib to treat BRCA-positive breast cancer.
    • Guney Eskiler G.
    • Drugs Today (Barc). 2019 Jul;55(7):459-467. doi: 10.1358/dot.2019.55.7.3015642.
    • Review
    • Europe OKs PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib in BRCA+ Breast Cancer.
    • Mulcahy N.
    • Medscape. Medscape Oncology. 2019 Jun 21.
    • Chromosome 12p amplification in triple-negative/BRCA1-mutated breast cancer associates with emergence of docetaxel resistance and carboplatin sensitivity.
    • Gómez-Miragaya J, Díaz-Navarro A, Tonda R, Beltran S, Palomero L, Palafox M, Dobrolecki LE, Huang C, Vasaikar S, Zhang B, Wulf GM, Collado-Solé A, Trinidad EM, Muñoz P, Paré L, Prat A, Bruna A, Caldas C, Arribas J, Soler-Monsó MT, Petit A, Balmaña J, Cruz C, Serra V, Pujana MA, Lewis MT, Puente XS, González-Suárez E.
    • Cancer Res. 2019 Jun 18. pii: canres.3835.2018. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-18-3835. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Open-Label Clinical Trial of Niraparib Combined With Pembrolizumab for Treatment of Advanced or Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.
    • Vinayak S, Tolaney SM, Schwartzberg L, Mita M, McCann G, Tan AR, Wahner-Hendrickson AE, Forero A, Anders C, Wulf GM, Dillon P, Lynce F, Zarwan C, Erban JK, Zhou Y, Buerstatte N, Graham JR, Arora S, Dezube BJ, Telli ML.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2019 Jun 13. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.1029. [Epub ahead of print]

    Editorial:

    Immune Checkpoint and Poly(ADP–Ribose) Polymerase Inhibition for Recurrent Platinum-Resistant Ovarian and Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancers.

    Press: Niraparib-Pembrolizumab Combo May Have Benefit in Ovarian, Breast Cancers. (Medscape)

    • Exploiting DNA repair defects in breast cancer: from chemotherapy to immunotherapy.
    • Aktas BY, Guner G, Guven DC, Arslan C, Dizdar O.
    • Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2019 Jun 10. doi: 10.1080/14737140.2019.1631162. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • [Breast Cancer in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers - Do We Treat It Differently? Focus on Systemic Therapy for BRCA1/2 Associated Breast Cancer.]
    • Palácová M.
    • Klin Onkol. 2019 Summer;32(Supplementum2):24-30. doi: 10.14735/amko2019S24.
    • [Effectiveness of Neoadjuvant Therapy with Platinum-Based Agents for Patients with BRCA1 and BRCA2 Germline Mutations - A Retrospective Analysis of Breast Cancer Patients Treated at MMCI Brno.]
    • Holánek M, Bílek O, Nenutil R, Kazda T, Selingerová I, Zvaríková M, Palácová M, Krásenská M, Vyzula R, Petráková K.
    • Klin Onkol. 2019 Summer;32(Supplementum2):31-35. doi: 10.14735/amko2019S31.
    • Homologous recombination deficiency in triple negative breast cancer.
    • Belli C, Duso BA, Ferraro E, Curigliano G.
    • Breast. 2019 Jun;45:15-21. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2019.02.007. Epub 2019 Feb 20.
    • Review
    • Risk of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence in primary invasive breast cancer following breast-conserving surgery with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation in China.
    • Cao W, Xie Y, He Y, Li J, Wang T, Fan Z, Fan T, Ouyang T.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Jun;175(3):749-754. doi: 10.1007/s10549-019-05199-8. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

    Letter, Commentary:

    In BRCA mutation carriers breast conserving surgery may not be the best choice.

    • Efficacy and Safety Exposure-Response Analyses of Olaparib Capsule and Tablet Formulations in Oncology Patients.
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    Commentary:

    Extending the scope of PARP inhibitors in ovarian cancer.

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    Editorial:

    Is bilateral radiation an option for BRCA mutation carriers with unilateral breast cancer?

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    Research news:

    Lurbinectedin for BRCA-mutated advanced breast cancer.

    Research news:

    Lurbinectedin Is Active in Patients with BRCA1/2 Mutant Breast Cancer.

    • BRCA mutation in breast cancer patients: Prognostic impact and implications on clinical management.
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    • Review
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    • FDA Approves PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib in BRCA+ Breast Cancer.
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    Original research:

    Talazoparib in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer and a Germline BRCA Mutation.

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    Press: PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib Benefit in BCRA+ Breast Cancer. (Medscape Oncology)

    Press: FDA Approves PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib in BRCA+ Breast Cancer. (Medscape Oncology)

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    Commentary:

    Breast cancer in young women: do BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations matter?

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    Commentary:

    Breast cancer in young women: do BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations matter?

    Research news:

    Young women with BRCA mutation can safely postpone radical surgery.

    Press: Survival After Breast Cancer 'Unaffected by BRCA Status' (Medscape)

    Research news: Survival and mutation status in breast cancer patients under age 40. (FORCE: XRAYS)

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    Commentary:

    Inhibited, trapped or adducted: the optimal selective synthetic lethal mix for BRCAness.

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    • Letter
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    Editorial:

    Use of Neoadjuvant Platinum-The Ongoing Conundrum.

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    Letter:

    Olaparib for Metastatic Germline BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer.

    Press: Olaparib: New Standard for BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer? (Medscape)

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    Effects of BRCA1/2 on Ovarian and Breast Cancer Survival-Response.

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    • Benitez-Buelga C, Sanchez-Barroso L, Gallardo M, Apellániz-Ruiz M, Inglada-Pérez L, Yanowski K, Carrillo J, Garcia-Estevez L, Calvo I, Perona R, Urioste M, Osorio A, Blasco MA, Rodriguez-Antona C, Benitez J.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Jan;149(2):385-94. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-3246-6. Epub 2014 Dec 21.
    • BRCA2-associated therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia.
    • Rashidi A, Amarillo I, Fisher SI.
    • Med Oncol. 2015 Jan;32(1):371. doi: 10.1007/s12032-014-0371-3. Epub 2014 Nov 27.
    • Letter, Case Report
    • The risk factors of toxicity during chemotherapy and radiotherapy in breast cancer patients according to the presence of BRCA gene mutation.
    • Huszno J, Budryk M, Kołosza Z, Nowara E.
    • Contemp Oncol (Pozn). 2015;19(1):72-6. doi: 10.5114/wo.2015.50014. Epub 2015 Mar 26.
    • Aromatase inhibitors and the risk of contralateral breast cancer in BRCA mutation carriers.
    • Maryam Nemati Shafaee, Angelica M. Gutierrez-Barrera, Heather Y. Lin, Banu Arun.
    • J Clin Oncol 33, 2015 (suppl 28S; abstr 3); 2015 Breast Cancer Symposium.
    • Conference Abstract

    Press: Aromatase Inhibitors Reduce Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk in BRCA Mutation Carriers. (Oncotherapy Network)

    • Cumulative risk of second primary contralateral breast cancer in BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers with a first breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    • Molina-Montes E, Pérez-Nevot B, Pollán M, Sánchez-Cantalejo E, Espín J, Sánchez M.
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    • Meta-Analysis, Review
    • Clinicopathological features of young patients (<35 years of age) with breast cancer in a Japanese Breast Cancer Society supported study.
    • Kataoka A, Tokunaga E, Masuda N, Shien T, Kawabata K, Miyashita M.
    • Breast Cancer. 2014 Nov;21(6):643-50. doi: 10.1007/s12282-013-0466-2. Epub 2013 Apr 16.
    • Wild-type genotypes of BRCA1 gene SNPs combined with micro-RNA over-expression in mammary tissue leading to familial breast cancer with an increased risk of distant metastases' occurrence.
    • Medimegh I, Troudi W, Stambouli N, Khodjet-El-Khil H, Baroudi O, Ayari H, Omrane I, Uhrhammer N, Privat M, Mezlini A, Ayed FB, Romdhane KB, Mader S, Bignon YJ, Elgaaied AB.
    • Med Oncol. 2014 Nov;31(11):255. doi: 10.1007/s12032-014-0255-6. Epub 2014 Oct 2.
    • Prognostic information of a previously diagnosed sister is an independent prognosticator for a newly diagnosed sister with breast cancer.
    • Lindström LS, Li J, Lee M, Einbeigi Z, Hartman M, Hall P, Czene K.
    • Ann Oncol. 2014 Oct;25(10):1966-72. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdu270. Epub 2014 Jul 23.
    • Comparison of nodal metastasis between BRCA mutation carriers and non-BRCA mutation carriers with breast cancer.
    • Noori SF, Gangi A, Nelson ME, Choi M, Mirzadehgan P, Bonk AK, Mirocha J, Amersi F, Giuliano AE.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct;21(10):3324-9. doi: 10.1245/s10434-014-3904-2. Epub 2014 Jul 22.
    • High risk of in-breast tumor recurrence after BRCA1/2-associated breast cancer.
    • Nilsson MP, Hartman L, Kristoffersson U, Johannsson OT, Borg A, Henriksson K, Lanke E, Olsson H, Loman N.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Oct;147(3):571-8. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-3115-3. Epub 2014 Sep 4.
    • Duration of tamoxifen use and the risk of contralateral breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.
    • Gronwald J, Robidoux A, Kim-Sing C, Tung N, Lynch HT, Foulkes WD, Manoukian S, Ainsworth P, Neuhausen SL, Demsky R, Eisen A, Singer CF, Saal H, Senter L, Eng C, Weitzel J, Moller P, Gilchrist DM, Olopade O, Ginsburg O, Sun P, Huzarski T, Lubinski J, Narod SA; Hereditary Breast Cancer Clinical Study Group.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jul;146(2):421-7. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-3026-3. Epub 2014 Jun 21.
    • Outcome of triple negative breast cancer: comparison of sporadic and BRCA1-associated cancers.
    • Tung N, Gaughan E, Hacker MR, Lee LJ, Alexander B, Poles E, Schnitt SJ, Garber JE.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jul;146(1):175-82. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-2995-6. Epub 2014 May 18.
    • A BRCA1-mutation associated DNA methylation signature in blood cells predicts sporadic breast cancer incidence and survival.
    • Anjum S, Fourkala EO, Zikan M, Wong A, Gentry-Maharaj A, Jones A, Hardy R, Cibula D, Kuh D, Jacobs IJ, Teschendorff AE, Menon U, Widschwendter M.
    • Genome Med. 2014 Jun 27;6(6):47. doi: 10.1186/gm567. eCollection 2014.

    Press: Prospects for blood test to predict breast cancer risk. (PHG Foundation)

    • Impact of familial risk and mammography screening on prognostic indicators of breast disease among women from the Ontario site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry.
    • Walker MJ, Mirea L, Cooper K, Nabavi M, Glendon G, Andrulis IL, Knight JA, O'Malley FP, Chiarelli AM.
    • Fam Cancer. 2014 Jun;13(2):163-72. doi: 10.1007/s10689-013-9689-9.
    • Impact of Oophorectomy on Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Women With a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation.
    • Finch AP, Lubinski J, Møller P, Singer CF, Karlan B, Senter L, Rosen B, Maehle L, Ghadirian P, Cybulski C, Huzarski T, Eisen A, Foulkes WD, Kim-Sing C, Ainsworth P, Tung N, Lynch HT, Neuhausen S, Metcalfe KA, Thompson I, Murphy J, Sun P, Narod SA.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2014 May 20;32(15):1547-53. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2013.53.2820. Epub 2014 Feb 24.

    Comment, Editorial:

    A major step forward for BRCA1/2-related cancer risk management.

    Research news: Oophorectomy in women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. (Lancet Oncology)

    Press: Early Surgery in BRCA1 Carriers Lowers Ovarian Cancer Risk. (Medscape)

    Press: Young women with BRCA1 mutation 'should remove ovaries earlier'. (Medical News Today)

    • Ki-67 and p53 expression of the fallopian tube mucosa in breast cancer patients with hereditary risk.
    • Anton A, Schott S, Kaip G, Rath M, Heil J, Aulmann S, Sinn HP.
    • Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2014 May;289(5):1079-85. doi: 10.1007/s00404-013-3062-y. Epub 2013 Nov 7.
    • Age-Related Decline in DNA Repair Function Explains Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Earlier Menopause, and Possible Oocyte Vulnerability to Chemotherapy in Women With BRCA Mutations.
    • Oktay K, Moy F, Titus S, Stobezki R, Turan V, Dickler M, Goswami S.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2014 Apr 1;32(10):1093-4. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2013.53.5369. Epub 2014 Feb 18.

    Chemotherapy-Induced Amenorrhea in Patients With Breast Cancer With a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation.

    • Comparison of breast cancers diagnosed in screening patients in their 40s with and without family history of breast cancer in a community outpatient facility.
    • Destounis SV, Arieno AL, Morgan RC, Cavanaugh D, Seifert PJ, Murphy PF, Somerville PA.
    • AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Apr;202(4):928-32. doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.11194.
    • Surgical management of breast cancer in BRCA-mutation carriers: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    • Valachis A, Nearchou AD, Lind P.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Apr;144(3):443-55. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-2890-1. Epub 2014 Feb 25.
    • Meta-Analysis, Review
    • Determinants of genetic counseling uptake and its impact on breast cancer outcome: a population-based study.
    • Ayme A, Viassolo V, Rapiti E, Fioretta G, Schubert H, Bouchardy C, Chappuis PO, Benhamou S.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Apr;144(2):379-89. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-2864-3. Epub 2014 Feb 12.
    • Survival from breast cancer in patients with CHEK2 mutations.
    • Huzarski T, Cybulski C, Wokolorczyk D, Jakubowska A, Byrski T, Gronwald J, Domagała P, Szwiec M, Godlewski D, Kilar E, Marczyk E, Siołek M, Wiśniowski R, Janiszewska H, Surdyka D, Sibilski R, Sun P, Lubiński J, Narod SA.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Apr;144(2):397-403. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-2865-2. Epub 2014 Feb 21.
    • A prior diagnosis of breast cancer is a risk factor for breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers.
    • Narod SA, Tung N, Lubinski J, Huzarski T, Robson M, Lynch HT, Neuhausen SL, Ghadirian P, Kim-Sing C, Sun P, Foulkes WD; Hereditary Breast Cancer Clinical Study Group.
    • Curr Oncol. 2014 Apr;21(2):64-8. doi: 10.3747/co.21.1656.
    • Threshold for genetic testing in women with breast cancer needs to be determined.
    • Basu NN, Barr L, Evans DG, Ross GL.
    • BMJ. 2014 Mar 6;348:g1863. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g1863.
    • Letter

    Contralateral mastectomy and survival after breast cancer in carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations: retrospective analysis.

    • Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) due to silicone implant incompatibility syndrome in three sisters.
    • Kappel RM, Cohen Tervaert JW, Pruijn GJ.
    • Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;32(2):256-8. Epub 2014 Apr 9.
    • Case report
    • Bilateral breast cancers.
    • Narod SA.
    • Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2014 Mar;11(3):157-66. doi: 10.1038/nrclinonc.2014.3. Epub 2014 Feb 4.
    • Review
    • Contralateral mastectomy and survival after breast cancer in carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations: retrospective analysis.
    • Metcalfe K, Gershman S, Ghadirian P, Lynch HT, Snyder C, Tung N, Kim-Sing C, Eisen A, Foulkes WD, Rosen B, Sun P, Narod SA.
    • BMJ. 2014 Feb 11;348:g226. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g226.

    Comment, Editorial:

    Contralateral mastectomy for women with hereditary breast cancer.

    Letter, Comment:

    Threshold for genetic testing in women with breast cancer needs to be determined.

    Research News:

    Women with BRCA mutation have better survival rates after double mastectomy.

    Press: Bilateral Mastectomy Ups Survival in BRCA Carriers. (Medscape/Reuters)

    • Preliminary monocentric results of biological characteristics of pregnancy associated breast cancer.
    • Michieletto S, Saibene T, Evangelista L, Barbazza F, Grigoletto R, Rossi G, Ghiotto C, Bozza F.
    • Breast. 2014 Feb;23(1):19-25. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2013.10.001. Epub 2013 Nov 1.
    • Long-term prognosis of early-onset breast cancer in a population-based cohort with a known BRCA1/2 mutation status.
    • Nilsson MP, Hartman L, Idvall I, Kristoffersson U, Johannsson OT, Loman N.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Feb;144(1):133-42. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-2842-9. Epub 2014 Jan 30.
    • Acute skin toxicity in Korean breast cancer patients carrying BRCA mutations.
    • Park H, Choi DH, Noh JM, Huh SJ, Park W, Nam SJ, Lee JE.
    • Int J Radiat Biol. 2014 Jan;90(1):90-4. doi: 10.3109/09553002.2013.835504. Epub 2013 Sep 19.
    • Prognostic role of BRCA1 mutation in patients with triple-negative breast cancer.
    • Maksimenko J, Irmejs A, Nakazawa-Miklasevica M, Melbarde-Gorkusa I, Trofimovics G, Gardovskis J, Miklasevics E.
    • Oncol Lett. 2014 Jan;7(1):278-284. Epub 2013 Nov 14.
    • BRCA1/2 and clinical outcome in a monoinstitutional cohort of women with hereditary breast cancer.
    • Sambiasi D, Lambo R, Pilato B, Tommasi S, Trojano G, Kardhashi A, Digennaro M, Trojano V, Simone G, Paradiso A.
    • Oncol Rep. 2014 Jan;31(1):365-9. doi: 10.3892/or.2013.2802. Epub 2013 Oct 22.
    • Underestimated survival predictions of the prognostic tools Adjuvant! Online and PREDICT in BRCA1-associated breast cancer patients.
    • Plakhins G, Irmejs A, Gardovskis A, Subatniece S, Liepniece-Karele I, Purkalne G, Teibe U, Trofimovics G, Miklasevics E, Gardovskis J.
    • Fam Cancer. 2013 Dec;12(4):683-9. doi: 10.1007/s10689-013-9646-7.
    • Management of male breast cancer in the United States: a surveillance, epidemiology and end results analysis.
    • Fields EC, DeWitt P, Fisher CM, Rabinovitch R.
    • Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Nov 15;87(4):747-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.07.016.
    • Chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea in patients with breast cancer with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.
    • Valentini A, Finch A, Lubinski J, Byrski T, Ghadirian P, Kim-Sing C, Lynch HT, Ainsworth PJ, Neuhausen SL, Greenblatt E, Singer C, Sun P, Narod SA.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2013 Nov 1;31(31):3914-9. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2012.47.7893. Epub 2013 Aug 26.

    Letter, Comment:

    Age-related decline in DNA repair function explains diminished ovarian reserve, earlier menopause, and possible oocyte vulnerability to chemotherapy in women with BRCA mutations.

    • Review of risk factors for the development of contralateral breast cancer.
    • Lizarraga IM, Sugg SL, Weigel RJ, Scott-Conner CE.
    • Am J Surg. 2013 Nov;206(5):704-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.08.002. Epub 2013 Sep 6.
    • Review
    • The impact of pregnancy on breast cancer survival in women who carry a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.
    • Valentini A, Lubinski J, Byrski T, Ghadirian P, Moller P, Lynch HT, Ainsworth P, Neuhausen SL, Weitzel J, Singer CF, Olopade OI, Saal H, Lyonnet DS, Foulkes WD, Kim-Sing C, Manoukian S, Zakalik D, Armel S, Senter L, Eng C, Grunfeld E, Chiarelli AM, Poll A, Sun P, Narod SA; Hereditary Breast Cancer Clinical Study Group.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Nov;142(1):177-85. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2729-1. Epub 2013 Oct 18.
    • The influence of BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations on toxicity related to chemotherapy and radiotherapy in early breast cancer patients.
    • Huszno J, Budryk M, Kołosza Z, Nowara E.
    • Oncology. [2013 Nov;]85(5):278-82. doi: 10.1159/000354834. Epub 2013 Nov 6.
    • Polymorphisms in oxidative stress-related genes and mortality in breast cancer patients--potential differential effects by radiotherapy?
    • Seibold P, Hall P, Schoof N, Nevanlinna H, Heikkinen T, Benner A, Liu J, Schmezer P, Popanda O, Flesch-Janys D, Chang-Claude J.
    • Breast. 2013 Oct;22(5):817-23. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2013.02.008. Epub 2013 Mar 13.
    • Clinical characteristics of breast cancer in patients with an NBS1 mutation.
    • Huzarski T, Cybulski C, Jakubowska A, Byrski T, Gronwald J, Domagała P, Szwiec M, Godlewski D, Kilar E, Marczyk E, Siołek M, Gorski B, Wiśniowski R, Janiszewska H, Surdyka D, Sibilski R, Sun P, Narod SA, Lubiński J; Polish Breast Cancer Consortium.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Oct;141(3):471-6. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2692-x. Epub 2013 Sep 27.
    • Ten-year survival in patients with BRCA1-negative and BRCA1-positive breast cancer.
    • Huzarski T, Byrski T, Gronwald J, Górski B, Domagala P, Cybulski C, Oszurek O, Szwiec M, Gugala K, Stawicka M, Morawiec Z, Mierzwa T, Janiszewska H, Kilar E, Marczyk E, Kozak-Klonowska B, Siolek M, Surdyka D, Wisniowski R, Posmyk M, Sun P, Lubinski J, Narod SA.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2013 Sep 10;31(26):3191-6. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2012.45.3571. Epub 2013 Aug 12.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Article Request

    Press: BRCA1 Mutation Not Linked to Worse Cancer Survival (Medscape Oncology)

    • Tamoxifen and risk of contralateral breast cancer for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.
    • Phillips KA, Milne RL, Rookus MA, Daly MB, Antoniou AC, Peock S, Frost D, Easton DF, Ellis S, Friedlander ML, Buys SS, Andrieu N, Noguès C, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Bonadona V, Pujol P, McLachlan SA, John EM, Hooning MJ, Seynaeve C, Tollenaar RA, Goldgar DE, Terry MB, Caldes T, Weideman PC, Andrulis IL, Singer CF, Birch K, Simard J, Southey MC, Olsson HL, Jakubowska A, Olah E, Gerdes AM, Foretova L, Hopper JL.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2013 Sep 1;31(25):3091-9. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2012.47.8313. Epub 2013 Aug 5.

    Press: Tamoxifen Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer in BRCA Carriers. (Medscape)

    Press: Tamoxifen for prevention in high-risk breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

    Press: In BRCA, Tamoxifen May Reduce Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk. (Clinical Oncology News)

    • Clinical effects of A4889G and T6235C polymorphisms in cytochrome P-450 CYP1A1 for breast cancer patients treated with tamoxifen: implications for tumor aggressiveness and patient survival.
    • Cardoso-Filho C, Sarian LO, de Oliveira CB, da Silveira Bossi L, Lourenço GJ, Lima CS, Gurgel MS.
    • Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2013 Sep;72(3):529-35. doi: 10.1007/s00280-013-2221-y. Epub 2013 Jul 11.
    • Contralateral breast cancer after radiotherapy among BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: A WECARE Study Report.
    • Bernstein JL, Thomas DC, Shore RE, Robson M, Boice JD Jr, Stovall M, Andersson M, Bernstein L, Malone KE, Reiner AS, Lynch CF, Capanu M, Smith SA, Tellhed L, Teraoka SN, Begg CB, Olsen JH, Mellemkjaer L, Liang X, Diep AT, Borg A, Concannon P, Haile RW; WECARE Study Collaborative.
    • Eur J Cancer. 2013 Sep;49(14):2979-85. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2013.04.028. Epub 2013 May 21.
    • [Characteristics of selected clinical features in BRCA1 mutation carriers affected with breast cancer undergoing preventive female genital tract surgeries].
    • Menkiszak J, Chudecka-Głaz A, Gronwald J, Bedner R, Cymbaluk-Płoska A, Wezowska M, Zielińska D, Rzepka-Górska I.
    • Ginekol Pol. 2013 Sep;84(9):758-64.
    • Individual risk profiling for breast cancer recurrence: towards tailored follow-up schemes.
    • Kraeima J, Siesling S, Vliegen IM, Klaase JM, Ijzerman MJ.
    • Br J Cancer. 2013 Aug 20;109(4):866-71. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2013.401. Epub 2013 Jul 16.
    • Tumour diploidy and survival in breast cancer patients with BRCA2 mutations.
    • Tryggvadottir L, Olafsdottir EJ, Olafsdottir GH, Sigurdsson H, Johannsson OT, Bjorgvinsson E, Alexiusdottir K, Stefansson OA, Agnarsson BA, Narod SA, Eyfjord JE, Jonasson JG.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jul;140(2):375-84. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2637-4. Epub 2013 Jul 16.
    • Contralateral mastectomy improves survival in women with BRCA1/2-associated breast cancer.
    • Evans DG, Ingham SL, Baildam A, Ross GL, Lalloo F, Buchan I, Howell A.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jul;140(1):135-42. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2583-1. Epub 2013 Jun 20.
    • Genetic predisposition to radiation induced sarcoma: possible role for BRCA and p53 mutations.
    • Kadouri L, Sagi M, Goldberg Y, Lerer I, Hamburger T, Peretz T.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jul;140(1):207-11. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2621-z. Epub 2013 Jul 4.
    • Case report
    • Cancer risks for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: results from prospective analysis of EMBRACE.
    • Mavaddat N, Peock S, Frost D, Ellis S, Platte R, Fineberg E, Evans DG, Izatt L, Eeles RA, Adlard J, Davidson R, Eccles D, Cole T, Cook J, Brewer C, Tischkowitz M, Douglas F, Hodgson S, Walker L, Porteous ME, Morrison PJ, Side LE, Kennedy MJ, Houghton C, Donaldson A, Rogers MT, Dorkins H, Miedzybrodzka Z, Gregory H, Eason J, Barwell J, McCann E, Murray A, Antoniou AC, Easton DF; EMBRACE.
    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Jun 5;105(11):812-22. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djt095. Epub 2013 Apr 29.

    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: BRCA risks by age

    Subject: Counseling against RRM in a 60 year old with BRCA2 mutation?

    Press: Cancer Risks for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers (Medscape)

    • Outcome of metastatic breast cancer in selected women with or without deleterious BRCA mutations.
    • Bayraktar S, Gutierrez-Barrera AM, Lin H, Elsayegh N, Tasbas T, Litton JK, Ibrahim NK, Morrow PK, Green M, Valero V, Booser DJ, Hortobagyi GN, Arun BK.
    • Clin Exp Metastasis. 2013 Jun;30(5):631-42. doi: 10.1007/s10585-013-9567-8. Epub 2013 Feb 1.
    • Breast cancer in women aged 25 years and younger.
    • Dimitrakakis C, Tsigginou A, Zagouri F, Marinopoulos S, Sergentanis TN, Keramopoulos A, Liakou P, Zografos GC, Papadimitriou CA, Dimopoulos MA, Antsaklis A.
    • Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jun;121(6):1235-40. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318291ef9a.
    • Pulmonary embolism after abdominal flap breast reconstruction: prediction and prevention.
    • Enajat M, Damen TH, Geenen A, Timman R, van der Hulst RR, Mureau MA.
    • Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jun;131(6):1213-22. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31828bd35e.
    • Triple-negative breast cancer: BRCAness and concordance of clinical features with BRCA1-mutation carriers.
    • Lips EH, Mulder L, Oonk A, van der Kolk LE, Hogervorst FB, Imholz AL, Wesseling J, Rodenhuis S, Nederlof PM.
    • Br J Cancer. 2013 May 28;108(10):2172-7. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2013.144. Epub 2013 Apr 4.
    • Survival of patients with BRCA1-associated breast cancer diagnosed in an MRI-based surveillance program.
    • Møller P, Stormorken A, Jonsrud C, Holmen MM, Hagen AI, Clark N, Vabø A, Sun P, Narod SA, Mæhle L.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 May;139(1):155-61. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2540-z. Epub 2013 Apr 25.
    • Risk of metachronous breast cancer after BRCA mutation-associated ovarian cancer.
    • Domchek SM, Jhaveri K, Patil S, Stopfer JE, Hudis C, Powers J, Stadler Z, Goldstein L, Kauff N, Khasraw M, Offit K, Nathanson KL, Robson M.
    • Cancer. 2013 Apr 1;119(7):1344-1348. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27842. Epub 2012 Nov 16.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Breast cancer risk in ovarian cancer survivors

    Subject: BRCA+ ovarian ca dx- breast ca risk and outcomes

    • Contralateral breast cancer risk in BRCA1/2-positive families needs to be adjusted for phenocopy rates particularly in second-degree untested relatives.
    • Evans DG, Howell A, Ingham SL, Buchan I.
    • Breast Cancer Res. 2013 Feb 26;15(1):401. doi: 10.1186/bcr3382.
    • Should all BRCA1 mutation carriers with stage I breast cancer receive chemotherapy?
    • Narod SA, Metcalfe K, Lynch HT, Ghadirian P, Robidoux A, Tung N, Gaughan E, Kim-Sing C, Olopade OI, Foulkes WD, Robson M, Offit K, Jakubowska A, Byrski T, Huzarski T, Sun P, Lubinski J.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Feb;138(1):273-9. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2429-x. Epub 2013 Feb 6.
    • [Expression of BRCA1 and WWOX and their clinicopathologic implication in breast carcinomas occurring in young women].
    • Zhang QL, Zhang QH, Cong H, Zhang XL.
    • Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi. 2013 Feb;42(2):90-4. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0529-5807.2013.02.005.
    • [Article in Chinese]
    • Germline DNA copy number aberrations identified as potential prognostic factors for breast cancer recurrence.
    • Sapkota Y, Ghosh S, Lai R, Coe BP, Cass CE, Yasui Y, Mackey JR, Damaraju S.
    • PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e53850. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053850. Epub 2013 Jan 16.

    Press: Simple Blood Test Reveals DNA Marker That Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence. (Medical News Today)

    • Association of CYP2D6 metabolizer status with mammographic density change in response to tamoxifen treatment.
    • Li J, Czene K, Brauch H, Schroth W, Saladores P, Li Y, Humphreys K, Hall P.
    • Breast Cancer Res. 2013;15(5):R93.
    • Variants in tamoxifen metabolizing genes: a case-control study of contralateral breast cancer risk in the WECARE study.
    • Brooks JD, Teraoka SN, Malone KE, Haile RW, Bernstein L, Lynch CF, Mellemkjær L, Duggan DJ, Reiner AS, Concannon P, Schiermeyer K, Lewinger JP; WECARE Study Collaborative Group, Bernstein JL, Figueiredo JC.
    • Int J Mol Epidemiol Genet. 2013;4(1):35-48. Epub 2013 Mar 18.
    • Variation in telangiectasia predisposing genes is associated with overall radiation toxicity.
    • Tanteles GA, Murray RJ, Mills J, Barwell J, Chakraborti P, Chan S, Cheung KL, Ennis D, Khurshid N, Lambert K, Machhar R, Meisuria M, Osman A, Peat I, Sahota H, Woodings P, Talbot CJ, Symonds RP.
    • Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Nov 15;84(4):1031-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2012.02.018. Epub 2012 Jun 6.
    • BRCA1 epigenetic inactivation predicts sensitivity to platinum-based chemotherapy in breast and ovarian cancer.
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    Press: CYP2D6 Genotype Not Predictive of Tamoxifen Effectiveness. (Medscape)

    Press: Studies show that CYP2D6 genotype does not predict tamoxifen benefit. (EurekAlert!)

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    Press: CYP2D6 Genotype Not Predictive of Tamoxifen Effectiveness. (Medscape)

    Press: Studies show that CYP2D6 genotype does not predict tamoxifen benefit. (EurekAlert!)

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    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: An Online BRCA Positive Decision Guidance Tool.

    Comment:

    Are we ready for online tools in decision making for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers?

    Press: Are We Ready for Online Tools in Decision Making for BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers? (Journal of Clinical Oncology)

    Press: Online tool helps those with BRCA mutations understand options. (Medical Xpress)

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    Comment/Editorial:

    Should all women with breast cancer be tested for BRCA mutations at the time of diagnosis?

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