Tumor / Somatic Testing ~ Therapy / Treatment
~ Genetics of Breast & Ovarian Cancer

All manner of testing of somatic tumor tissue in HBOC-related cancers for the purposes of making treatment decisions; Includes papers concerning testing of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) for treatment decisions.

List was last updated on Dec 5, 2019 @ 4:08 am.


    • Cancer Susceptibility Mutations in Patients With Urothelial Malignancies.
    • Carlo MI, Ravichandran V, Srinavasan P, Bandlamudi C, Kemel Y, Ceyhan-Birsoy O, Mukherjee S, Mandelker D, Chaim J, Knezevic A, Rana S, Fnu Z, Breen K, Arnold AG, Khurram A, Tkachuk K, Cipolla CK, Regazzi A, Hakimi AA, Al-Ahmadie H, Dalbagni G, Cadoo KA, Walsh MF, Teo MY, Funt SA, Coleman JA, Bochner BH, Iyer G, Solit DB, Stadler ZK, Zhang L, Rosenberg JE, Taylor BS, Robson ME, Berger MF, Vijai J, Bajorin DF, Offit K.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2019 Dec 3:JCO1901395. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.01395. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Bevacizumab As Maintenance Treatment in Patients With Ovarian Cancer: Wait for BRCA Testing.
    • Farolfi A, Lorusso D, Pignata S, De Giorgi U.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2019 Nov 7:JCO1902055. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.02055. [Epub ahead of print]

    Original research:

    Final Overall Survival of a Randomized Trial of Bevacizumab for Primary Treatment of Ovarian Cancer.

    • Automated Workflow for Somatic and Germline Next Generation Sequencing Analysis in Routine Clinical Cancer Diagnostics.
    • Muscarella LA, Fabrizio FP, De Bonis M, Mancini MT, Balsamo T, Graziano P, Centra F, Sparaneo A, Trombetta D, Bonfitto A, Scagliusi V, Larizza P, Capoluongo ED, Fazio VM.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2019 Oct 30;11(11). pii: E1691. doi: 10.3390/cancers11111691.
    • FDA Approval of Myriad Genetics CDx Adds HRD to Growing List of Ovarian Cancer Predictive Markers.
    • Ray T.
    • GenomeWeb. 2019 Oct 29.
    • Cases in Precision Medicine: The Role of Tumor and Germline Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer Management.
    • Tischler J, Crew KD, Chung WK.
    • Ann Intern Med. 2019 Oct 22. doi: 10.7326/M18-2417. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Clinical significance of TP53 variants as possible secondary findings in tumor-only next-generation sequencing.
    • Yamamoto Y, Kanai M, Kou T, Sugiyama A, Nakamura E, Miyake H, Yamada T, Nishigaki M, Kondo T, Murakami H, Torishima M, Matsumoto S, Kosugi S, Muto M.
    • J Hum Genet. 2019 Oct 18. doi: 10.1038/s10038-019-0681-6. [Epub ahead of print]
    • BRCA1/2 Molecular Assay for Ovarian Cancer Patients: A Survey through Italian Departments of Oncology and Molecular and Genomic Diagnostic Laboratories.
    • Capoluongo E, Verde N, Barberis M, Bella MA, Buttitta F, Carrera P, Colombo N, Cortesi L, Gion M, Guarneri V, Lorusso D, Marchetti A, Marchetti P, Normanno N, Pasini B, Pensabene M, Pignata S, Radice P, Ricevuto E, Sapino A, Tagliaferri P, Tassone P, Trevisiol C, Truini M, Varesco L, Russo A, Gori S.
    • Diagnostics (Basel). 2019 Oct 9;9(4). pii: E146. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics9040146.
    • ADP-ribosylation Levels and Patterns Correlate with Gene Expression and Clinical Outcomes in Ovarian Cancers.
    • Conrad LB, Lin KY, Nandu T, Gibson BA, Lea JS, Kraus WL.
    • Mol Cancer Ther. 2019 Oct 8. pii: molcanther.0569.2019. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-19-0569. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Health outcomes, utility and costs of returning incidental results from genomic sequencing in a Canadian cancer population: protocol for a mixed-methods randomised controlled trial.
    • Shickh S, Clausen M, Mighton C, Gutierrez Salazar M, Zakoor KR, Kodida R, Reble E, Elser C, Eisen A, Panchal S, Aronson M, Graham T, Armel SR, Morel CF, Fattouh R, Glogowski E, Schrader KA, Hamilton JG, Offit K, Robson M, Carroll JC, Isaranuwatchai W, Kim RH, Lerner-Ellis J, Thorpe KE, Laupacis A, Bombard Y; Incidental Genomics Study Team.
    • BMJ Open. 2019 Oct 7;9(10):e031092. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031092.
    • 'Landmark' Trial in Prostate Cancer With Mutations.
    • Davenport L.
    • Medscape Oncology. 2019 Oct 4.
    • Integrating a Next Generation Sequencing Panel into Clinical Practice in Ovarian Cancer.
    • Lee YJ, Kim D, Kim HS, Na K, Lee JY, Nam EJ, Kim SW, Kim S, Kim YT.
    • Yonsei Med J. 2019 Oct;60(10):914-923. doi: 10.3349/ymj.2019.60.10.914.
    • Can somatic BRCA2 status solve a case of olaparib monotherapy resistance?
    • Pietragalla A, Minucci A, Marchetti C, Scambia G, Fagotti A.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2019 Sep 19. pii: ijgc-2019-000757. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2019-000757. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Next-generation sequencing-based BRCA testing on cytological specimens from ovarian cancer ascites reveals high concordance with tumour tissue analysis.
    • Fumagalli C, Rappa A, Casadio C, Betella I, Colombo N, Barberis M, Guerini-Rocco E.
    • J Clin Pathol. 2019 Sep 19. pii: jclinpath-2019-206127. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2019-206127. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Available and emerging molecular markers in the clinical management of breast cancer.
    • Giridhar KV, Liu MC.
    • Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2019 Sep 9. doi: 10.1080/14737159.2019.1664901. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Inherited cancer syndromes in 220 Italian ovarian cancer patients.
    • Carnevali I, Riva C, Chiaravalli AM, Sahnane N, Di Lauro E, Viel A, Rovera F, Formenti G, Ghezzi F, Sessa F, Tibiletti MG.
    • Cancer Genet. 2019 Sep;237:55-62. doi: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2019.06.005. Epub 2019 Jun 12.
    • Precision medicine for metastatic colorectal cancer: an evolving era.
    • Guler I, Askan G, Klostergaard J, Sahin IH.
    • Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Aug 31. doi: 10.1080/17474124.2019.1663174. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Germline and somatic mutations of multi-gene panel in Chinese patients with epithelial ovarian cancer: a prospective cohort study.
    • Li W, Shao D, Li L, Wu M, Ma S, Tan X, Zhong S, Guo F, Wang Z, Ye M.
    • J Ovarian Res. 2019 Aug 31;12(1):80. doi: 10.1186/s13048-019-0560-y.
    • 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]
    • BRCA1/2 somatic mutation detection in formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue by next-generation sequencing in Korean ovarian cancer patients.
    • Lee A, Kang J, Lee H, Lee YS, Choi YJ, Lee KH, Nistala GJ, Scafe CR, Choi J, Yoo J, Han M D E, Kim Y, Kim M.
    • Pathol Res Pract. 2019 Aug 16:152595. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2019.152595. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Homologous recombination DNA repair defects in PALB2-associated breast cancers.
    • Li A, Geyer FC, Blecua P, Lee JY, Selenica P, Brown DN, Pareja F, Lee SSK, Kumar R, Rivera B, Bi R, Piscuoglio S, Wen HY, Lozada JR, Gularte-Mérida R, Cavallone L; kConFab Investigators, Rezoug Z, Nguyen-Dumont T, Peterlongo P, Tondini C, Terkelsen T, Rønlund K, Boonen SE, Mannerma A, Winqvist R, Janatova M, Rajadurai P, Xia B, Norton L, Robson ME, Ng PS, Looi LM, Southey MC, Weigelt B, Soo-Hwang T, Tischkowitz M, Foulkes WD, Reis-Filho JS.
    • NPJ Breast Cancer. 2019 Aug 8;5:23. doi: 10.1038/s41523-019-0115-9. eCollection 2019.
    • An optimized BRCA1/2 next-generation sequencing for different clinical sample types.
    • Kim Y, Cho CH, Ha JS, Kim DH, Kwon SY, Oh SC, Lee KA.
    • J Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Aug 6. doi: 10.3802/jgo.2020.31.e9. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Genomics applied to the treatment of breast cancer.
    • Hamdan D, Nguyen TT, Leboeuf C, Meles S, Janin A, Bousquet G.
    • Oncotarget. 2019 Jul 30;10(46):4786-4801. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.27102. eCollection 2019 Jul 30.
    • From Targeting Somatic Mutations to Finding Inherited Cancer Predispositions: The Other Side of the Coin.
    • Pujol P, De La Motte Rouge T, Penault-Llorca F.
    • Diagnostics (Basel). 2019 Jul 26;9(3). pii: E83. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics9030083.
    • Framework Ranks 'Actionability' of Genetic Mutations for Precision Medicine.
    • Kerr DJ.
    • Medscape Oncology. 2019 Jul 18.

    Original research:

    Genomic alterations in breast cancer: level of evidence for actionability according to ESMO Scale for Clinical Actionability of molecular Targets (ESCAT).

    • Clinical utility of FoundationOne tissue molecular profiling in men with metastatic prostate cancer.
    • Zhu J, Tucker M, Marin D, Gupta RT, Healy P, Humeniuk M, Jarvis C, Zhang T, McNamara M, George DJ, Wu Y, Lisi S, Armstrong AJ.
    • Urol Oncol. 2019 Jul 18. pii: S1078-1439(19)30244-3. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2019.06.015. [Epub ahead of print]
    • FoundationOne CDx Approved as Companion Diagnostic to Lynparza in Ovarian Cancer.
    • [No author given.]
    • Clinical Omics. 2019 Jul 3.
    • Resolution Bioscience, Janssen Partner to Develop CDx for Niraparib in Prostate Cancer.
    • [No author given]
    • GenomeWeb. 2019 Jun 19.
    • Final Overall Survival of a Randomized Trial of Bevacizumab for Primary Treatment of Ovarian Cancer.
    • Tewari KS, Burger RA, Enserro D, Norquist BM, Swisher EM, Brady MF, Bookman MA, Fleming GF, Huang H, Homesley HD, Fowler JM, Greer BE, Boente M, Liang SX, Ye C, Bais C, Randall LM, Chan JK, Ferriss JS, Coleman RL, Aghajanian C, Herzog TJ, DiSaia PJ, Copeland LJ, Mannel RS, Birrer MJ, Monk BJ.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2019 Jun 19:JCO1901009. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.01009. [Epub ahead of print]

    Letter, Commentary:

    Bevacizumab As Maintenance Treatment in Patients With Ovarian Cancer: Wait for BRCA Testing.

    • 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]
    • Liquid biopsy in breast cancer: A comprehensive review.
    • Alimirzaie S, Bagherzadeh M, Akbari MR.
    • Clin Genet. 2019 Jun;95(6):643-660. doi: 10.1111/cge.13514. Epub 2019 Jan 22.
    • Recommendations for the implementation of BRCA testing in ovarian cancer patients and their relatives.
    • Gori S, Barberis M, Bella MA, Buttitta F, Capoluongo E, Carrera P, Colombo N, Cortesi L, Genuardi M, Gion M, Guarneri V, Incorvaia L, La Verde N, Lorusso D, Marchetti A, Marchetti P, Normanno N, Pasini B, Pensabene M, Pignata S, Radice P, Ricevuto E, Sapino A, Tagliaferri P, Tassone P, Trevisiol C, Truini M, Varesco L, Russo A; AIOM-SIGU-SIBIOC-SIAPEC-IAP Working Group.
    • Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2019 May 25;140:67-72. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2019.05.012. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Whole-genome sequencing reveals clinically relevant insights into the aetiology of familial breast cancers.
    • Nones K, Johnson J, Newell F, Patch AM, Thorne H, Kazakoff SH, de Luca XM, Parsons MT, Ferguson K, Reid L, Reed AEM, Srihari S, Lakis V, Davidson AL, Mukhopadhyay P, Holmes O, Xu Q, Wood S, Leonard C; Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Aspects of Breast Cancer (kConFab); Australian Breast Cancer Tissue Bank (ABCTB); Brisbane Breast Bank (BBB), Beesley J, Harris J, Barnes D, Degasperi A, Ragan MA, Spurdle AB, Khanna KK, Lakhani SR, Pearson JV, Nik-Zainal S, Chenevix-Trench G, Waddell N, Simpson PT.
    • Ann Oncol. 2019 May 15. pii: mdz132. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdz132. [Epub ahead of print]

    Editorial:

    Journey's End: the quest for BRCA-like hereditary breast cancer genes is nearly over.

    • Universal tumor DNA BRCA1/2 testing of ovarian cancer: prescreening PARPi treatment and genetic predisposition.
    • Vos JR, Fakkert IE, de Hullu JA, van Altena AM, Sie AS, Ouchene H, Willems RW, Nagtegaal ID, Jongmans MCJ, Mensenkamp AR, Woldringh GH, Bulten J, Leter EM, Kets CM, Simons M, Ligtenberg MJL, Hoogerbrugge N.
    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 May 11. pii: djz080. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djz080. [Epub ahead of print]

    Letter, Comment:

    RE: Universal tumor DNA BRCA1/2 testing of ovarian cancer: prescreening PARPi treatment and genetic predisposition.

    • Whole genome sequencing of breast cancer.
    • Rossing M, Sørensen CS, Ejlertsen B, Nielsen FC.
    • APMIS. 2019 May;127(5):303-315. doi: 10.1111/apm.12920. Epub 2019 Jan 28.
    • Identifying disparities in germline and somatic testing for ovarian cancer.
    • Huang M, Kamath P, Schlumbrecht M, Miao F, Driscoll D, Oldak S, Slomovitz B, Koru-Sengul T, George S.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2019 May;153(2):297-303. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.03.007. Epub 2019 Mar 16.
    • ERCC1-XPF deficiency is a predictor of olaparib induced synthetic lethality and platinum sensitivity in epithelial ovarian cancers.
    • Mesquita KA, Alabdullah M, Griffin M, Toss MS, Fatah TMAA, Alblihy A, Moseley P, Chan SYT, Rakha EA, Madhusudan S.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2019 May;153(2):416-424. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.02.014. Epub 2019 Feb 20.
    • DNA damage repair alterations are frequent in prostatic adenocarcinomas with focal pleomorphic giant-cell features.
    • Lotan TL, Kaur HB, Alharbi AM, Pritchard CC, Epstein JI.
    • Histopathology. 2019 May;74(6):836-843. doi: 10.1111/his.13806. Epub 2019 Apr 1.
    • Targeted capture-based NGS is superior to multiplex PCR-based NGS for hereditary BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene analysis in FFPE tumor samples.
    • Zakrzewski F, Gieldon L, Rump A, Seifert M, Grützmann K, Krüger A, Loos S, Zeugner S, Hackmann K, Porrmann J, Wagner J, Kast K, Wimberger P, Baretton G, Schröck E, Aust D, Klink B.
    • BMC Cancer. 2019 Apr 27;19(1):396. doi: 10.1186/s12885-019-5584-6.
    • Deleterious somatic variants in 473 consecutive individuals with ovarian cancer: results of the observational AGO-TR1 study (NCT02222883).
    • Hauke J, Hahnen E, Schneider S, Reuss A, Richters L, Kommoss S, Heimbach A, Marmé F, Schmidt S, Prieske K, Gevensleben H, Burges A, Borde J, De Gregorio N, Nürnberg P, El-Balat A, Thiele H, Hilpert F, Altmüller J, Meier W, Dietrich D, Kimmig R, Schoemig-Markiefka B, Kast K, Braicu E, Baumann K, Jackisch C, Park-Simon TW, Ernst C, Hanker L, Pfisterer J, Schnelzer A, du Bois A, Schmutzler RK, Harter P.
    • J Med Genet. 2019 Apr 12. pii: jmedgenet-2018-105930. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2018-105930. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Germline Genetic Testing: What the Breast Surgeon Needs to Know.
    • Plichta JK, Sebastian ML, Smith LA, Menendez CS, Johnson AT, Bays SM, Euhus DM, Clifford EJ, Jalali M, Kurtzman SH, Taylor WA, Hughes KS.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Apr 2. doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-07341-8. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Cytology material is equivalent to tumor tissue in determining mutations of BRCA 1/2 genes in patients with tubo-ovarian high grade serous carcinoma.
    • Gornjec A, Novakovic S, Stegel V, Hocevar M, Pohar Marinsek Z, Gazic B, Krajc M, Skof E.
    • BMC Cancer. 2019 Apr 2;19(1):296. doi: 10.1186/s12885-019-5535-2.
    • U.S. Food and Drug Administration-Approved Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase Inhibitor Maintenance Therapy for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.
    • Dottino JA, Moss HA, Lu KH, Secord AA, Havrilesky LJ.
    • Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Apr;133(4):795-802. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003171.
    • A systematic review of international guidelines and recommendations for the genetic screening, diagnosis, genetic counseling, and treatment of BRCA-mutated breast cancer.
    • Forbes C, Fayter D, de Kock S, Quek RG.
    • Cancer Manag Res. 2019 Mar 22;11:2321-2337. doi: 10.2147/CMAR.S189627. eCollection 2019.
    • Germline susceptibility variants impact clinical outcome and therapeutic strategies for stage III colorectal cancer.
    • Lin PC, Yeh YM, Wu PY, Hsu KF, Chang JY, Shen MR.
    • Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 8;9(1):3931. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-40571-0.
    • Genomic alterations in breast cancer: level of evidence for actionability according to ESMO Scale for Clinical Actionability of molecular Targets (ESCAT).
    • Condorelli R, Mosele F, Verret B, Bachelot T, Bedard PL, Cortes J, Hyman DM, Juric D, Krop I, Bieche I, Saura C, Sotiriou C, Cardoso F, Loibl S, Andre F, Turner NC.
    • Ann Oncol. 2019 Mar 1;30(3):365-373. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdz036.

    Commentary: Framework Ranks 'Actionability' of Genetic Mutations for Precision Medicine (Medscape Oncology)

    • BRCA mutation testing for ovarian cancer in the context of available targeted therapy: Survey and consensus of Hong Kong specialists.
    • Kwong A, Cheng KD, Hsue CV, Hui SK, Leung CR, Leung KA, Ngan KR, Soong SI.
    • Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2019 Mar;15 Suppl 2:20-31. doi: 10.1111/ajco.13116. Epub 2019 Mar 6.
    • [A Case of Early-Onset Breast Cancer for Which the Operative Indication for Breast Conservation Was Based on BRCA Genetic Testing].
    • Oki T, Sugimoto T, Ogawa M, Dabanaka K, Hanazaki K.
    • Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2019 Mar;46(3):555-557.
    • Case report, [Article in Japanese]
    • Update Breast Cancer 2019 Part 2 - Implementation of Novel Diagnostics and Therapeutics in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients in Clinical Practice.
    • Janni W, Schneeweiss A, Müller V, Wöckel A, Lux MP, Hartkopf AD, Nabieva N, Taran FA, Tesch H, Overkamp F, Lüftner D, Belleville E, Schütz F, Fasching PA, Fehm TN, Kolberg HC, Ettl J.
    • Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 2019 Mar;79(3):268-280. doi: 10.1055/a-0842-6661. Epub 2019 Mar 12.
    • Combined Targeted Resequencing of Cytosine DNA Methylation and Mutations of DNA Repair Genes with Potential Use for Poly(ADP-Ribose) Polymerase 1 Inhibitor Sensitivity Testing.
    • Grimm C, Fischer A, Farrelly AM, Kalachand R, Castiglione R, Wasserburger E, Hussong M, Schultheis AM, Altmüller J, Thiele H, Reinhardt HC, Hauschulz K, Hennessy BT, Herwig R, Lienhard M, Buettner R, Schweiger MR.
    • J Mol Diagn. 2019 Mar;21(2):198-213. doi: 10.1016/j.jmoldx.2018.10.007. Epub 2018 Dec 19.
    • Concurrent isolated retroperitoneal HGSC and STIC defined by somatic mutation analysis: a case report.
    • Suda K, Nakaoka H, Hata C, Yahata N, Isobe M, Kameyama H, Wakai T, Motoyama T, Inoue I, Yoshihara K, Enomoto T.
    • Diagn Pathol. 2019 Feb 11;14(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s13000-019-0795-3.
    • Somatic aberrations of BRCA1 gene are associated with ALDH1, EGFR, and tumor progression in prostate cancer.
    • Omari A, Nastały P, Stoupiec S, Bałabas A, Dąbrowska M, Bielińska B, Huss S, Pantel K, Semjonow A, Eltze E, Brandt B, Bednarz-Knoll N.
    • Int J Cancer. 2019 Feb 1;144(3):607-614. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31905. Epub 2018 Oct 22.
    • BRCA Reversion Mutations in Circulating Tumor DNA Predict Primary and Acquired Resistance to the PARP Inhibitor Rucaparib in High-Grade Ovarian Carcinoma.
    • Lin KK, Harrell MI, Oza AM, Oaknin A, Ray-Coquard I, Tinker AV, Helman E, Radke MR, Say C, Vo LT, Mann E, Isaacson JD, Maloney L, O'Malley DM, Chambers SK, Kaufmann SH, Scott CL, Konecny GE, Coleman RL, Sun JX, Giordano H, Brenton JD, Harding TC, McNeish IA, Swisher EM.
    • Cancer Discov. 2019 Feb;9(2):210-219. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-18-0715. Epub 2018 Nov 13.
    • [Biopathology of ovarian carcinomas early and advanced-stages: Article drafted from the French guidelines in oncology entitled "Initial management of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer" developed by FRANCOGYN, CNGOF, SFOG, GINECO-ARCAGY under the aegis of CNGOF and endorsed by INCa].
    • Devouassoux-Shisheboran M, Le Frère-Belda MA, Leary A.
    • Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol. 2019 Feb;47(2):155-167. doi: 10.1016/j.gofs.2018.12.015. Epub 2019 Jan 25.
    • [Article in French]
    • Peritoneal washing is an adequate source for somatic BRCA1/2 mutation testing in ovarian malignancies.
    • Barquín M, Maximiano C, Pérez-Barrios C, Sanchez-Herrero E, Soriano M, Colmena M, García-Espantaleón M, Tejerina González E, Gutierrez L, Sánchez Ruiz AC, Torrente M, Provencio M, Romero A.
    • Pathol Res Pract. 2019 Feb;215(2):392-394. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2018.10.028. Epub 2018 Oct 28.
    • Current strategies for the targeted treatment of high-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer and relevance of BRCA mutational status.
    • Gadducci A, Guarneri V, Peccatori FA, Ronzino G, Scandurra G, Zamagni C, Zola P, Salutari V.
    • J Ovarian Res. 2019 Jan 28;12(1):9. doi: 10.1186/s13048-019-0484-6.
    • Glucocorticoid receptor expression is associated with inferior overall survival independent of BRCA mutation status in ovarian cancer.
    • Veneris JT, Huang L, Churpek JE, Conzen SD, Fleming GF.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2019 Jan 25. pii: ijgc-2018-000101. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2018-000101. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Capillary electrophoresis as alternative method to detect tumor genetic mutations: the model built on the founder BRCA1 c.4964_4982del19 variant.
    • De Bonis M, Minucci A, Scaglione GL, De Paolis E, Zannoni G, Scambia G, Capoluongo E.
    • Fam Cancer. 2019 Jan;18(1):29-35. doi: 10.1007/s10689-018-0094-2.
    • The clinical importance of BRCAness in a population-based cohort of Danish epithelial ovarian cancer.
    • Hjortkjær M, Malik Aagaard Jørgensen M, Waldstrøm M, Ørnskov D, Søgaard-Andersen E, Jakobsen A, Dahl-Steffensen K.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2019 Jan;29(1):166-173. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2018-000017.
    • Identification and Confirmation of Potentially Actionable Germline Mutations in Tumor-Only Genomic Sequencing.
    • Clark DF, Maxwell KN, Powers J, Lieberman DB, Ebrahimzadeh J, Long JM, McKenna D, Shah P, Bradbury A, Morrissette JJD, Nathanson KL, Domchek SM.
    • JCO Precis Oncol. 2019;3. doi: 10.1200/PO.19.00076. Epub 2019 Aug 19.
    • Somatic mutations in BRCA1&2 in 201 unselected ovarian carcinoma samples - single institution study.
    • Kowalik A, Zalewski K, Kopczyński J, Siołek M, Lech M, Hińcza K, Kalisz J, Chrapek M, Zięba S, Furmańczyk J, Jedliński M, Chłopek M, Misiek M, Góźdź S.
    • Pol J Pathol. 2019;70(2):115-126. doi: 10.5114/pjp.2019.82905.
    • Functional Ex Vivo Assay Reveals Homologous Recombination Deficiency in Breast Cancer Beyond BRCA Gene Defects.
    • Meijer TG, Verkaik NS, Sieuwerts AM, van Riet J, Naipal KAT, van Deurzen CHM, den Bakker MA, Sleddens HFBM, Dubbink HJ, den Toom TD, Dinjens WNM, Lips E, Nederlof PM, Smid M, van de Werken HJG, Kanaar R, Martens JWM, Jager A, van Gent DC.
    • Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Dec 15;24(24):6277-6287. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-18-0063. Epub 2018 Aug 23.
    • Next-Generation Service Delivery: A Scoping Review of Patient Outcomes Associated with Alternative Models of Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer.
    • McCuaig JM, Armel SR, Care M, Volenik A, Kim RH, Metcalfe KA.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2018 Nov 13;10(11). pii: E435. doi: 10.3390/cancers10110435.
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    Editorial / Commentary

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    Commentary:

    Commentary on "Biallelic inactivation of BRCA2 in platinum-sensitive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer". Cheng HH, Pritchard CC, Boyd T, Nelson PS, Montgomery B. Eur Urol. Jun 2016;69(6):992-5.

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    Press: Breast Cancer Gene Test Helps Predict Who Can Skip Chemo (NPR)

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    Research news: Can BRCA Expression Predict Response to Chemotherapy? (Medscape)

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    Press: Tiny genetic variation can predict ovarian cancer outcome. (EurekAlert!)

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