Molecular sub-classification of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer
Patients with estrogen and/or progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer benefit from hormonal treatment, yet high global death burdens due to high prevalence and long-term recurrence risk call for biomarkers to guide additional treatment approaches. From a prospective, observational study of postmenopausal early breast cancer patients treated with tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors gene expression analyses of 612 tumors was performed using the NanoString® Breast Cancer 360 panel. We identified novel gene expression signatures, i.e. BRCAness and Tumor Inflammation Signature (associated with high tumor lymphocyte infiltration), that may aid to select high-risk patients in order to improve adjuvant treatment by targeting DNA repair deficiency or immune-checkpoints in addition to standard chemo-endocrine treatment. The overall goal is to foster novel concepts for a stratified early breast cancer management.
- Type: Other
- Archiver: EGA European Genome-Phenome Archive