Brett Wallden

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NanoString’s Prosigna™ Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay is based on the PAM50 gene expression signature. The test outputs a risk of recurrence (ROR) score, risk category, and intrinsic subtype (Luminal A/B, HER2-enriched, Basal-like). The studies described here were designed to validate the analytical performance of the test on the nCounter(More)
A program for early mobilization in the hospital and rehabilitation at home after hip fracture was developed in cooperation with local health and social authorities and applied to 103 consecutive patients having a mean age of 75 years. All were admitted to the hospital from their own homes. Three fourths of the patients returned home directly after(More)
The four intrinsic subtypes of breast cancer, defined by differential expression of 50 genes (PAM50), have been shown to be predictive of risk of recurrence and benefit of hormonal therapy and chemotherapy. Here we describe the development of Prosigna™, a PAM50-based subtype classifier and risk model on the NanoString nCounter Dx Analysis System intended(More)
The retinoic acid receptor beta 2 (RARβ2) gene modulates proliferation and survival of cultured human breast cancer cells. Previously we showed that ectopic expression of RARβ2 in a mouse xenograft model prevented metastasis, even in the absence of the ligand, all-trans retinoic acid. We investigated both cultured cells and xenograft tumors in order to(More)
BACKGROUND In vitro studies suggest basal breast cancers are more sensitive to gemcitabine relative to other intrinsic subtypes. The main objective of this study was to use specimens from a randomized clinical trial to evaluate whether the basal-like subtype identifies patients with advanced breast cancer who benefit from gemcitabine plus docetaxel (GD)(More)
We previously reported the existence of a truncated isoform of the retinoic acid receptor beta, termed beta prime. Beta prime lacks the N-terminal domains of beta 2 and beta 4, including the DNA-binding domain. However, beta prime is able to heterodimerize and interact with transcription cofactors. To determine the effects of different retinoic acid(More)
Werner syndrome is an autosomal inherited disease that is characterized by premature aging. The gene mutated in Werner syndrome (WS), WRN, encodes both a 3' --> 5' DNA helicase and a 3' --> 5' DNA exonuclease. Among the WS phenotypes is an exceptionally high incidence of sarcomas. We asked whether spontaneous sarcomas, not known to be associated with WS,(More)
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