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  • 1.
    Bremer, Troy
    et al.
    PreludeDx, 26051 Merit Circle Suite 102, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 USA.
    Whitworth, Pat W.
    Nashville Breast Ctr, Nashville, TN USA.
    Patel, Rakesh
    Good Samaritan Canc Ctr, Los Gatos, CA USA.
    Savala, Jess
    PreludeDx, 26051 Merit Circle Suite 102, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 USA.
    Barry, Todd
    Spectrum Pathol Inc, Mission Viejo, CA USA.
    Lyle, Stephen
    Univ Massachusetts, Sch Med, Worcester, MA USA.
    Leesman, Glen
    PreludeDx, 26051 Merit Circle Suite 102, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 USA.
    Linke, Steven P.
    Steven P Linke Consulting, Carlsbad, CA USA.
    Jirstrom, Karin
    Lund Univ, Div Oncol & Pathol, Dept Clin Sci, Lund, Sweden.
    Zhou, Wenjing
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Amini, Rose-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical and experimental pathology.
    Wärnberg, Fredrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    A Biological Signature for Breast Ductal Carcinoma In Situ to Predict Radiotherapy Benefit and Assess Recurrence Risk2018In: Clinical Cancer Research, ISSN 1078-0432, E-ISSN 1557-3265, Vol. 24, no 23, p. 5895-5901Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) patients and their physicians currently face challenging treatment decisions with limited information about the individual's subsequent breast cancer risk or treatment benefit. The DCI-SionRT biological signature developed in this study provides recurrence risk and predicts radiotherapy (RT) benefit for DCIS patients following breast-conserving surgery (BCS). Experimental Design: A biological signature that calculates an individualized Decision Score (DS) was developed and cross-validated in 526 DCIS patients treated with BCS = RT. The relationship was assessed between DS and 10-year risk of invasive breast cancer (IBC) or any ipsilateral breast event (IBE), including IBC or DCIS. RT benefit was evaluated by risk group and as a function of DS. Results: The DS was significantly associated with IBC and IBE risk, HR (per 5 units) of 4.2 and 3.1, respectively. For patients treated without RT, DS identified a Low Group with 10-year IBC risk of 4% (7% IBE) and an Elevated Risk Group with IBC risk of 15% (23% IBE). In analysis of DS and RT by group, the Elevated Risk Group received significant RT benefit, HR of 0.3 for IBC and IBE. In a clinicopathologically low-risk subset, DS reclassified 42% of patients into the Elevated Risk Group. In an interaction analysis of DS and RT, patients with elevated DS had significant RT benefit over baseline. Conclusions: The DS was prognostic for risk and predicted RT benefit for DCIS patients. DS identified a clinically meaningful low-risk group and a group with elevated 10-year risks that received substantial RT benefit over baseline.

  • 2. Löfdahl, Britta
    et al.
    Ahlin, Cecilia
    Holmqvist, Marit
    Holmberg, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Zhou, Wenjing
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Fjällskog, Marie-Louise
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Oncology.
    Amini, Rose-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Molecular and Morphological Pathology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical and experimental pathology.
    Inflammatory cells in node-negative breast cancer2012In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, E-ISSN 1651-226X, Vol. 51, no 5, p. 680-686Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background.

    To study the impact of inflammatory cells in a clinically well-defined cohort of women with node-negative breast cancer in a nested case-control study design.

    Material and methods.

    The cohort was comprised of 190 women who died from breast cancer and 190 women still alive at the date of death for the corresponding breast cancer patients were used as controls. The inclusion criteria included; a tumour size ≤ 50 mm, no lymph node metastases and no initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy. Immunohistochemical stainings for CD3, CD4, CD8, FoxP3, CD20, tryptase and CD68 were performed on TMA blocks, evaluated and correlated to each other and to age, tumour size, histological grade, ER, PgR, Ki67 and cyclin A.

    Results.

    There was no difference regarding the amount or content of inflammatory cells in the cases compared to controls. T- and B-cells were highly correlated to each other but these cell types correlated to a lesser extent to macrophages and not at all to mast cells. A weak tendency of correlations between all the subsets of inflammatory cells and histological grade, Ki67 and cyclin A was observed, although a negative correlation was seen for mast cells.

    Conclusion.

    The amount or content of inflammatory cells in invasive breast cancer did not appear to influence death in node-negative breast cancer.

  • 3. Muggerud, Aslaug Aamodt
    et al.
    Hallett, Michael
    Johnsen, Hilde
    Kleivi, Kristine
    Zhou, Wenjing
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Tahmasebpoor, Simin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Genetics and Pathology.
    Amini, Rose-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology.
    Botling, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Genetics and Pathology.
    Borresen-Dale, Anne-Lise
    Sorlie, Therese
    Wärnberg, Fredrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Molecular diversity in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and early invasive breast cancer2010In: Molecular Oncology, ISSN 1574-7891, E-ISSN 1878-0261, Vol. 4, no 4, p. 357-368Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a non-invasive form of breast cancer where cells restricted to the ducts exhibit an atypical phenotype. Some DCIS lesions are believed to rapidly transit to invasive ductal carcinomas (IDCs), while others remain unchanged. Existing classification systems for DCIS fail to identify those lesions that transit to IDC. We studied gene expression patterns of 31 pure DCIS, 36 pure invasive cancers and 42 cases of mixed diagnosis (invasive cancer with an in situ component) using Agilent Whole Human Genome Oligo Microarrays 44k. Six normal breast tissue samples were also included as controls. qRT-PCR was used for validation. All DCIS and invasive samples could be classified into the "intrinsic" molecular subtypes defined for invasive breast cancer. Hierarchical clustering establishes that samples group by intrinsic subtype, and not by diagnosis. We observed heterogeneity in the transcriptomes among DOS of high histological grade and identified a distinct subgroup containing seven of the 31 DCIS samples with gene expression characteristics more similar to advanced tumours. A set of genes independent of grade, ER-status and HER2-status was identified by logistic regression that univariately classified a sample as belonging to this distinct DCIS subgroup. qRT-PCR of single markers clearly separated this DCIS subgroup from the other DCIS, and contains samples from several histopathological and intrinsic molecular subtypes. The genes that differentiate between these two types of DCIS suggest several processes related to the re-organisation of the microenvironment. This raises interesting possibilities for identification of DCIS lesions both with and without invasive characteristics, which potentially could be used in clinical assessment of a woman's risk of progression, and lead to improved management that would avoid the current over- and under-treatment of patients.

  • 4.
    Zhou, Wenjing
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    Aspects of Progression in Breast Carcinoma: from ductal carcinoma in situ to invasive cancer2012Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the past decades our knowledge concerning breast cancer progression from ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) to invasive cancer has grown rapidly. However, molecular factors driving the progression are still largely unknown.

    In the first study, we investigated tumor evolution in breast cancer by analyzing TP53 mutation status in tumors from various stages of the disease. Presence of the same TP53 mutations in both DCIS and invasive components from the same tumor indicates same cellular origin. The role of mutant TP53 in the progression of breast cancer is less clear and may vary between subtypes.

    In the second study, we studied the prognosis of basal-like DCIS in a large population-based cohort. Basal-like DCIS was associated with about doubled but not statistically significant risk for local recurrence compared with the other molecular subtypes. Molecular subtype was a better prognostic parameter than histopathological grade.

    In the third study, we studied markers in primary DCIS in relation to type of recurrence. Interestingly, recurrences after an ER-/HER2+, ER negative or EGFR positive primary DCIS were more often of the in situ type. The molecular subtype ER+/HER2+, FOXA1 positivity and FOXC1 positivity were risk factors for any recurrence.

    In the fourth study, we proposed a histological classification system for a new entity: neoductgenesis. We also evaluated histologic criteria for neoductgenesis. According to our criteria, good agreements among pathologists were achieved. Neoductgenesis was related to more aggressive tumor biology and to mammographic features. The result indicates potential benefits for women earlier considered having pure DCIS but later diagnosed as breast carcinoma with neoductgenesis, suggesting a need to develop appropriate treatment regiments. Our findings have to be repeated and the relation to prognosis warrants further studies.

  • 5.
    Zhou, Wenjing
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Sollie, Thomas
    Univ Örebro, Dept Pathol, Örebro, Sweden..
    Tot, Tibor
    Falun Cent Hosp, Dept Pathol, Falun, Sweden..
    Blomqvist, Carl
    Univ Helsinki, Cent Hosp, Dept Oncol, Helsinki, Finland..
    Abdsaleh, Shahin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Liljegren, Göran
    Univ Örebro, Dept Surg, Örebro, Sweden..
    Wärnberg, Fredrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Ductal Breast Carcinoma In Situ: Mammographic Features and Its Relation to Prognosis and Tumour Biology in a Population Based Cohort2017In: International Journal of Breast Cancer, ISSN 2090-3170, E-ISSN 2090-3189, article id 4351319Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Casting-type calcifications and a histopathological picture with cancer-filled duct-like structures have been presented as breast cancer with neoductgenesis. We correlated mammographic features and histopathological neoductgenesis with prognosis in a DCIS cohort with long follow-up. Mammographic features were classified into seven groups according to Tabar. Histopathological neoductgenesis was defined by concentration of ducts, lymphocyte infiltration, and periductal fibrosis. Endpoints were ipsilateral (IBE) in situ and invasive events. Casting-type calcifications and neoductgenesis were both related to high nuclear grade, ER-and PR-negativity, and HER2 overexpression but not to each other. Casting-type calcifications and neoductgenesis were both related to a nonsignificant lower risk of invasive IBE, HR 0.38 (0.13-1.08) and 0.82 (0.29-2.27), respectively, and the HR of an in situ IBE was 0.90 (0.41-1.95) and 1.60 (0.75-3.39), respectively. Casting-type calcifications could not be related to a worse prognosis in DCIS. We cannot explain why a more aggressive phenotype of DCIS did not correspond to a worse prognosis. Further studies on how the progression from in situ to invasive carcinoma is driven are needed.

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