Gabriella L Mariani

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BACKGROUND Trastuzumab--a humanised monoclonal antibody against HER2--has been shown to improve disease-free survival after chemotherapy in women with HER2-positive early breast cancer. We investigated the drug's effect on overall survival after a median follow-up of 2 years in the Herceptin Adjuvant (HERA) study. METHODS HERA is an international(More)
PURPOSE We sought to identify gene expression markers that predict the likelihood of chemotherapy response. We also tested whether chemotherapy response is correlated with the 21-gene Recurrence Score assay that quantifies recurrence risk. METHODS Patients with locally advanced breast cancer received neoadjuvant paclitaxel and doxorubicin. RNA was(More)
Background. Gemcitabine (G) and vinorelbine (V) have favorable safety profile and antitumor activity in metastatic breast cancer. To exploit their different mechanism of action and lack of overlapping toxicity, we performed a phase I and II study of G and V in combination. Patients and methods. Fifty-three patients with metastatic breast cancer were(More)
We evaluated whether 18F-3′-deoxy-3′-fluorothymidine positron emission tomography (FLT PET) can predict the final postoperative histopathological response in primary breast cancer after the first cycle of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT). In this prospective cohort study of 15 patients with locally advanced operable breast cancer, FLT PET evaluations were(More)
Trastuzumab has an established role for the treatment of HER2-positive early-stage breast cancer because of the success of this agent in the adjuvant setting. Several key questions about the value of trastuzumab for the treatment of breast cancer, however, still need to be answered. Various differences in patient characteristics and treatment regimens were(More)
BACKGROUND Although axillary surgery is still considered to be a fundamental part of the management of early breast cancer, it may no longer be necessary either as treatment or as a guide to adjuvant treatment. The authors conducted a single-center randomized trial (INT09/98) to determine the impact of avoiding axillary surgery in patients with T1N0 breast(More)
AIMS To evaluate the reliability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed with three-dimensional (3D) sequences in mammographically detected breast microcalcifications. METHODS During an 8-month period, a group of 28 patients with mammographically detected microcalcifications suspicious for malignancy underwent MRI. Their ages ranged from 33 to 65(More)
PURPOSE Tremelimumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody specific for CTL-associated antigen 4 (CTLA4) with single-agent activity in certain tumors but has not been evaluated in patients with breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In a phase 1 study, 26 patients with advanced, hormone-responsive breast cancer received tremelimumab (3-10 mg/kg) every 28 days(More)
Increasingly, the effectiveness of adjuvant chemotherapy agents for breast cancer has been related to changes in the genomic profile of tumors. We investigated correspondence between growth inhibitory concentrations of paclitaxel and gemcitabine (GI50) and gene copy number, mutation, and expression first in breast cancer cell lines and then in patients.(More)