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Breast Cancer - Subtype defined by an amplification of the HER2 gene

Clinically positive HER2 (cHER2+) breast cancers (BC) are defined by the amplification and overexpression of the human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2/ERBB2) gene on chromosome region 17q12 and represent 15% of all BCs. Although anti-HER2 targeted therapies have improved BC’s natural history, the magnitude of their benefit varies widely between patients and deciphering the genomic heterogeneity of cHER2+ BC may provide a basis to better understand patients’ outcome. As part of the ICGC Breast Cancer Working Group effort, we combined whole genome sequencing and transcriptomic analyses of 64 cHER2+ primary invasive carcinomas.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001001844 Illumina HiSeq 2000 128
EGAD00001003189 Illumina HiSeq 2000 16
EGAD00010000886 Affymetrix HG_U133_+2 99
EGAD00010000921 CYTOSCANHD 12
Publications Citations
A whole-genome sequence and transcriptome perspective on HER2-positive breast cancers.
Nat Commun 7: 2016 12222
ERα-associated translocations underlie oncogene amplifications in breast cancer.
Nature 618: 2023 1024-1032