Caterina Marchiò

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Amplification of fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) occurs in approximately 10% of breast cancers and is associated with poor prognosis. However, it is uncertain whether overexpression of FGFR1 is causally linked to the poor prognosis of amplified cancers. Here, we show that FGFR1 overexpression is robustly associated with FGFR1 amplification in(More)
Pure invasive micropapillary carcinoma (MPC) is a special histological type that accounts for 0.7-3% of all breast cancers. MPC has a distinctive growth pattern and a more aggressive clinical behaviour than invasive ductal carcinomas of no special type (IDC-NSTs). To define the molecular characteristics of MPCs, we profiled a series of 12 MPCs and 24 grade(More)
HER2 and TOP2A are targets for the therapeutic agents trastuzumab and anthracyclines and are frequently amplified in breast cancers. The aims of this study were to provide a detailed molecular genetic analysis of the 17q12-q21 amplicon in breast cancers harbouring HER2/TOP2A co-amplification and to investigate additional recurrent co-amplifications in(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the molecular genetic profiles of grade 3 invasive ductal carcinomas of no special type using high-resolution microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) and to identify recurrent amplicons harboring putative therapeutic targets associated with luminal, HER-2, and basal-like tumor phenotypes. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)
Expression profiling studies have suggested that HER2-amplified breast cancers constitute a heterogeneous group that may be subdivided according to their ER status: HER2-amplified ER-positive breast carcinomas that fall into the luminal B cluster; and HER2-amplified ER-negative cancers which form a distinct molecular subgroup, known as the erbB2 or HER2(More)
We analysed the clinical features, distribution of basal markers, prevalence of oncogene amplification, and outcome of triple negative (TN) compared to those of non-TN cancers in a series of adjuvant-anthracycline treated breast cancer patients. We examined the prognostic impact of the TN and BL phenotype in 245 breast cancer patients uniformly treated with(More)
Approximately 8% of breast cancers show increased copy numbers of chromosome 17 centromere (CEP17) by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) (ie average CEP17 >3.0 per nucleus). Currently, this pattern is believed to represent polysomy of chromosome 17. HER2-amplified cancers have been shown to harbour complex patterns of genetic aberrations of(More)
Increasingly more coherent data on the molecular characteristics of benign breast lesions and breast cancer precursors have led to the delineation of new multistep pathways of breast cancer progression through genotypic-phenotypic correlations. It has become apparent that oestrogen receptor (ER)-positive and -negative breast lesions are fundamentally(More)
PURPOSE To identify therapeutic targets in ovarian clear cell carcinomas, a chemoresistant and aggressive type of ovarian cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Twelve ovarian clear cell carcinoma cell lines were subjected to tiling path microarray comparative genomic hybridization and genome-wide expression profiling analysis. Regions of high-level amplification(More)
The mechanisms underlying the progression from ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) to invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast are yet to be fully elucidated. Several hypotheses have been put forward to explain the progression from DCIS to IDC, including the selection of a subpopulation of cancer cells with specific genetic aberrations, and the acquisition(More)