Euan A. Stronach

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There have been major advances in our understanding of the cellular and molecular biology of the human malignancies that are collectively referred to as ovarian cancer. At a recent Helene Harris Memorial Trust meeting, an international group of researchers considered actions that should be taken to improve the outcome for women with ovarian cancer. Nine(More)
Patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) have experienced little improvement in overall survival, and standard treatment has not advanced beyond platinum-based combination chemotherapy, during the past 30 years. To understand the drivers of clinical phenotypes better, here we use whole-genome sequencing of tumour and germline DNA samples from(More)
The androgen receptor (AR) mediates the growth-stimulatory effects of androgens in prostate cancer cells. Identification of androgen-regulated genes in prostate cancer cells is therefore of considerable importance for defining the mechanisms of prostate-cancer development and progression. Although several studies have used microarrays to identify(More)
Clinical resistance to chemotherapy is a frequent event in cancer treatment and is closely linked to poor outcome. High-grade serous (HGS) ovarian cancer is characterized by p53 mutation and high levels of genomic instability. Treatment includes platinum-based chemotherapy and initial response rates are high; however, resistance is frequently acquired, at(More)
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), the leading cause of death from gynecological malignancy, is a poorly understood disease. The typically advanced presentation of EOC with loco-regional dissemination in the peritoneal cavity and the rare incidence of visceral metastases are hallmarks of the disease. These features relate to the biology of the disease, which(More)
The human homeobox BARX2 is located at 11q24-q25, within a minimal region associated with frequent loss of heterozygosity and adverse survival in epithelial ovarian cancer. BARX2 is a transcription factor that regulates transcription of specific cell adhesion molecules in the mouse. We show that BARX2 and cadherin 6 are expressed in normal human ovarian(More)
One application of gene expression arrays is to derive molecular profiles, i.e., sets of genes, which discriminate well between two classes of samples, for example between tumour types. Users are confronted with a multitude of classification methods of varying complexity that can be applied to this task. To help decide which method to use in a given(More)
The majority of cases of Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A (CMT1A) and hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) are the result of DNA duplications and deletions respectively of a 1.5 Mb region on 17p11.2. The region contains the peripheral myelin protein 22 gene (PMP-22) and is flanked by homologous proximal and distal CMT1A-REP elements.(More)
Ovarian cancer frequently acquires resistance to platinum chemotherapy, representing a major challenge for improving patient survival. Recent work suggests that resistant clones exist within a larger drug-sensitive cell population prior to chemotherapy, implying that resistance is selected for rather than generated by treatment. We sought to compare(More)
High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) accounts for 70–80% of ovarian cancer deaths, and overall survival has not changed significantly for several decades. In this Opinion article, we outline a set of research priorities that we believe will reduce incidence and improve outcomes for women with this disease. This 'roadmap' for HGSOC was determined after(More)