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  1. Content type: Research article

    Metastases from primary breast cancers can involve single or multiple organs at metastatic disease diagnosis. Molecular risk factors for particular patterns of metastastic spread in a clinical population are l...

    Authors: Katherine Lawler, Efterpi Papouli, Cristina Naceur-Lombardelli, Anca Mera, Kayleigh Ougham, Andrew Tutt, Siker Kimbung, Ingrid Hedenfalk, Jun Zhan, Hongquan Zhang, Richard Buus, Mitch Dowsett, Tony Ng, Sarah E. Pinder, Peter Parker, Lars Holmberg…

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:113

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    Breast cancer tumors are known to be highly heterogeneous and differences in their metabolic phenotypes, especially at protein level, are less well-understood. Profiling of metabolism-related proteins harbors ...

    Authors: Stephan Bernhardt, Michaela Bayerlová, Martina Vetter, Astrid Wachter, Devina Mitra, Volker Hanf, Tilmann Lantzsch, Christoph Uleer, Susanne Peschel, Jutta John, Jörg Buchmann, Edith Weigert, Karl-Friedrich Bürrig, Christoph Thomssen, Ulrike Korf, Tim Beissbarth…

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:112

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    Core fucosylation (addition of fucose in α-1,6-linkage to core N-acetylglucosamine of N-glycans) catalyzed by fucosyltransferase 8 (FUT8) is critical for signaling receptors involved in many physiological and ...

    Authors: Cheng-Fen Tu, Meng-Ying Wu, Yuh-Charn Lin, Reiji Kannagi and Ruey-Bing Yang

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:111

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) is amplified and a clinical target in a subset of human breast cancers with high rates of metastasis. Targeted therapies involving the antibody trastuzumab and t...

    Authors: Tomas Baldassarre, Peter Truesdell and Andrew W. Craig

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:110

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  5. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Vasiliki Pelekanou, Daniel E. Carvajal-Hausdorf, Mehmet Altan, Brad Wasserman, Cristobal Carvajal-Hausdorf, Hallie Wimberly, Jason Brown, Donald Lannin, Lajos Pusztai and David L. Rimm

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:109

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    The original article was published in Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:91

  6. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol consumption is an established risk factor for breast cancer and the association generally appears stronger among estrogen receptor (ER)-positive tumors. However, the biological mechanisms underlying th...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Yujing J. Heng, A. Heather Eliassen, Rulla M. Tamimi, Aditi Hazra, Vincent J. Carey, Christine B. Ambrosone, Victor P. de Andrade, Adam Brufsky, Fergus J. Couch, Tari A. King, Francesmary Modugno, Celine M. Vachon, David J. Hunter, Andrew H. Beck and Susan E. Hankinson

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:108

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Neoadjuvant-chemotherapy (NAC) is considered the standard treatment for locally advanced breast carcinomas. Accurate assessment of disease response is fundamental to increase the chances of successful breast-c...

    Authors: Valentina Iotti, Sara Ravaioli, Rita Vacondio, Chiara Coriani, Sabrina Caffarri, Roberto Sghedoni, Andrea Nitrosi, Moira Ragazzi, Elisa Gasparini, Cristina Masini, Giancarlo Bisagni, Giuseppe Falco, Guglielmo Ferrari, Luca Braglia, Alberto Del Prato, Ivana Malavolti…

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:106

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi), coupled to a DNA damaging agent is a promising approach to treating triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). However, not all patients respond; we hypothesize that ...

    Authors: Imke H. Bartelink, Brendan Prideaux, Gregor Krings, Lisa Wilmes, Pei Rong Evelyn Lee, Pan Bo, Byron Hann, Jean-Philippe Coppé, Diane Heditsian, Lamorna Swigart-Brown, Ella F. Jones, Sergey Magnitsky, Ron J Keizer, Niels de Vries, Hilde Rosing, Nela Pawlowska…

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:107

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  9. Content type: Research article

    During pregnancy, as the mammary gland prepares for synthesis and delivery of milk to newborns, a luminal mammary epithelial cell (MEC) subpopulation proliferates rapidly in response to systemic hormonal cues ...

    Authors: Michelle M. Williams, David B. Vaught, Meghan Morrison Joly, Donna J. Hicks, Violeta Sanchez, Philip Owens, Bushra Rahman, David L. Elion, Justin M. Balko and Rebecca S. Cook

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:105

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Mammographic percentage density is an established and important risk factor for breast cancer. In this paper, we investigate the role of the spatial organisation of (dense vs. fatty) regions of the breast defi...

    Authors: Maya Alsheh Ali, Kamila Czene, Louise Eriksson, Per Hall and Keith Humphreys

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:103

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    Stat1 gene-targeted knockout mice (129S6/SvEvTac-Stat1 tm1Rds) develop estrogen receptor-positive (ER+), luminal-type mammary carcinomas at an advanced age. ...

    Authors: Hidetoshi Mori, Jane Q. Chen, Robert D. Cardiff, Zsófia Pénzváltó, Neil E. Hubbard, Louis Schuetter, Russell C. Hovey, Josephine F. Trott and Alexander D. Borowsky

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:102

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    Chemotherapy decreases the risk of relapse and mortality in early-stage breast cancer (BC), but it comes with the risk of toxicity. Chemotherapy efficacy depends on relative dose intensity (RDI), and an RDI < ...

    Authors: Yuan Yuan, Nilesh Vora, Can-Lan Sun, Daneng Li, Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis, Joanne Mortimer, The-hang Luu, George Somlo, James Waisman, David Smith, Joseph Chao, Vani Katheria, Timothy Synold, Vivi Tran, Shu Mi, Abrahm Levi…

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:101

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Mammographic breast density is a well-established, strong breast cancer risk factor but the biology underlying this association remains unclear. Breast density may reflect underlying alterations in the size an...

    Authors: Lusine Yaghjyan, Ethan Stoll, Karthik Ghosh, Christopher G. Scott, Matthew R. Jensen, Kathleen R. Brandt, Daniel Visscher and Celine M. Vachon

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:100

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Patients with BRCA1-like tumors correlate with improved response to DNA double-strand break-inducing therapy. A gene expression-based classifier was developed to distinguish between BRCA1-like and non-BRCA1-like ...

    Authors: Tesa M. Severson, Denise M. Wolf, Christina Yau, Justine Peeters, Diederik Wehkam, Philip C. Schouten, Suet-Feung Chin, Ian J. Majewski, Magali Michaut, Astrid Bosma, Bernard Pereira, Tycho Bismeijer, Lodewyk Wessels, Carlos Caldas, René Bernards, Iris M. Simon…

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:99

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have to date identified 94 genetic variants (single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)) associated with risk of developing breast cancer. A score based on the combined effec...

    Authors: Elsa Curtit, Xavier Pivot, Julie Henriques, Sophie Paget-Bailly, Pierre Fumoleau, Maria Rios, Hervé Bonnefoi, Thomas Bachelot, Patrick Soulié, Christelle Jouannaud, Hugues Bourgeois, Thierry Petit, Isabelle Tennevet, David Assouline, Marie-Christine Mathieu, Jean-Philippe Jacquin…

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:98

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Accurately identifying women with dense breasts (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System [BI-RADS] heterogeneously or extremely dense) who are at high breast cancer risk will facilitate discussions of supplem...

    Authors: Karla Kerlikowske, Lin Ma, Christopher G. Scott, Amir P. Mahmoudzadeh, Matthew R. Jensen, Brian L. Sprague, Louise M. Henderson, V. Shane Pankratz, Steven R. Cummings, Diana L. Miglioretti, Celine M. Vachon and John A. Shepherd

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:97

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  17. Content type: Meeting report

    Mammary gland biologists gathered for the ninth annual workshop of the European Network for Breast Development and Cancer (ENBDC) at Weggis on the shores of Lake Lucerne in March 2017. The main themes were oes...

    Authors: Katrin E. Wiese, Romain J. Amante, Maria dM. Vivanco, Mohamed Bentires-Alj and Richard D. Iggo

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:96

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have suggested that global DNA methylation in circulating white blood cells (WBC) is associated with breast cancer risk.

    Authors: Susan R. Sturgeon, J. Richard Pilsner, Kathleen F. Arcaro, Kaoru Ikuma, Haotian Wu, Soon-Mi Kim, Nayha Chopra-Tandon, Adam R. Karpf, Regina G. Ziegler, Catherine Schairer, Raji Balasubramanian and David A. Reckhow

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:94

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    We previously performed a case–control genome-wide association study in women treated with selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) for breast cancer prevention and identified single nucleotide polymorph...

    Authors: Sisi Qin, James N. Ingle, Mohan Liu, Jia Yu, D. Lawrence Wickerham, Michiaki Kubo, Richard M. Weinshilboum and Liewei Wang

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:95

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Selinexor (KPT-330) is an oral agent that has been shown to inhibit the nuclear exporter XPO1. Given the pressing need for novel therapies for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), we sought to determine the a...

    Authors: Natalia Paez Arango, Erkan Yuca, Ming Zhao, Kurt W. Evans, Stephen Scott, Charissa Kim, Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, Filip Janku, Naoto T. Ueno, Debu Tripathy, Argun Akcakanat, Aung Naing and Funda Meric-Bernstam

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:93

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    The mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor everolimus is approved as an antitumor agent in advanced estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Surrogate bone marker data from clinical trials suggest effects on...

    Authors: Andrew J. Browne, Marie L. Kubasch, Andy Göbel, Peyman Hadji, David Chen, Martina Rauner, Friedrich Stölzel, Lorenz C. Hofbauer and Tilman D. Rachner

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:92

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The effects of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on immune markers remain largely unknown. The specific aim of this study was to assess stromal tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1...

    Authors: Vasiliki Pelekanou, Daniel E. Carvajal-Hausdorf, Mehmet Altan, Brad Wasserman, Cristobal Carvajal-Hausdorf, Hallie Wimberly, Jason Brown, Donald Lannin, Lajos Pusztai and David L. Rimm

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:91

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:109

  23. Content type: Research article

    New molecular targets are needed for women with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). This pre-clinical study investigated the combination of the EGFR inhibitor gefitinib with the sphingosine kinase (SphK) inh...

    Authors: Janet L. Martin, Sohel M. Julovi, Mike Z. Lin, Hasanthi C. de Silva, Frances M. Boyle and Robert C. Baxter

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:90

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Targeted therapies in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer significantly improve outcomes but efficacy is limited by therapeutic resistance. HER2 is an acutely sensitive Heat Shock Protein 90 (HSP90) client ...

    Authors: Komal Jhaveri, Rui Wang, Eleonora Teplinsky, Sarat Chandarlapaty, David Solit, Karen Cadoo, James Speyer, Gabriella D’Andrea, Sylvia Adams, Sujata Patil, Sofia Haque, Tara O’Neill, Kent Friedman, Francisco J. Esteva, Clifford Hudis and Shanu Modi

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2017 19:89

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