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OBJECTIVE To estimate the risk of breast cancer associated with diagnostic radiation in carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study (GENE-RAD-RISK). SETTING Three nationwide studies (GENEPSO, EMBRACE, HEBON) in France, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, PARTICIPANTS 1993 female carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations recruited in 2006-09.(More)
The CCND1 gene, a key cell-cycle regulator, is often altered in breast cancer, but the mechanisms underlying CCND1 dysregulation and the clinical significance of CCND1 status are unclear. We used real-time quantitative PCR and RT-PCR assays based on fluorescent TaqMan methodology to quantify CCND1 gene amplification and expression in a large series of(More)
Due to the technical difficulties involved in identifying BRCA1/2 genetic mutations, the affected patients have to be investigated before testing can be made available to all the relatives at risk. Here, we studied the attendance rates at cancer genetic clinics (CGC) and the uptake of genetic testing in first/second degree relatives after the first BRCA1(More)
The lungs are a frequent target of metastatic breast cancer cells, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are unclear. All existing data were obtained either using statistical association between gene expression measurements found in primary tumors and clinical outcome, or using experimentally derived signatures from mouse tumor models. Here, we describe a(More)
We recently discovered that stathmin was overexpressed in a subgroup of human breast carcinomas. Stathmin is a cytosolic phosphoprotein proposed to act as a relay integrating diverse cell signalling pathways, notably during the control of cell growth and differentiation. It may also be considered as one of the key regulators of cell division for its ability(More)
In a French national cohort of unaffected females carriers/non-carriers of a BRCA1/2 mutation, long-term preventive strategies and breast/ovarian cancer risk perceptions were followed up to 5 years after test result disclosure, using self-administered questionnaires. Response rate was 74%. Carriers (N=101) were younger (average age ± SD=37 ± 10) than(More)
PURPOSE To assess the impact of BRCA1/2 test results on carriers' reproductive decision-making and the factors determining their theoretical intentions about preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and prenatal diagnosis (PND). METHODS Unaffected BRCA1/2 mutation carriers of childbearing age (N = 605; 449 women; 151 men) were included at least 1 year(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of BRCA1/2 gene test result on anxiety, depression, cancer-related thought intrusion or avoidance and perceived control over cancer risk was assessed in breast cancer (BC) patients, according to their perceived probability of genetic predisposition to cancer. METHODS Two hundred and forty-three (89% response rate) women with BC(More)
AIM: In order to evaluate the characteristics and the evolution of cancer genetics activity in France, a survey was conducted at the national level during a period of 4 years from 1994 to 1997 through the French Cooperative Network, a multidisciplinary group formed to investigate inherited tumors. METHOD: A questionnaire was sent to all the 29 French(More)