Hans J Peterse

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BACKGROUND Histologic grade in breast cancer provides clinically important prognostic information. However, 30%-60% of tumors are classified as histologic grade 2. This grade is associated with an intermediate risk of recurrence and is thus not informative for clinical decision making. We examined whether histologic grade was associated with gene expression(More)
Inheritance of one defective BRCA2 allele predisposes humans to breast cancer. To establish a mouse model for BRCA2-associated breast cancer, we generated mouse conditional mutants with BRCA2 and/or p53 inactivated in various epithelial tissues, including mammary-gland epithelium. Although no tumors arose in mice carrying conditional Brca2 alleles, mammary(More)
BACKGROUND The value of regular surveillance for breast cancer in women with a genetic or familial predisposition to breast cancer is currently unproven. We compared the efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with that of mammography for screening in this group of high-risk women. METHODS Women who had a cumulative lifetime risk of breast cancer of(More)
BACKGROUND Breast carcinoma is the most common malignancy in women. Metastatic involvement of the stomach is not well known. METHODS Endoscopic features and treatment options were evaluated retrospectively for 51 patients with gastric metastases of breast carcinoma. RESULTS The presenting sites of metastases were skeleton (43%), stomach (27%), lung(More)
PURPOSE The Dutch MRI Screening Study on early detection of hereditary breast cancer started in 1999. We evaluated the long-term results including separate analyses of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers and first results on survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS Women with higher than 15% cumulative lifetime risk (CLTR) of breast cancer were screened with biannual(More)
To tailor local treatment in breast cancer patients there is a need for predicting ipsilateral recurrences after breast-conserving therapy. After adequate treatment (excision with free margins and radiotherapy), young age and incompletely excised extensive intraductal component are predictors for local recurrence, but many local recurrences can still not be(More)
PURPOSE Currently, the local treatment of most patients with early invasive breast cancer consists of breast-conserving therapy (BCT). We have previously reported on the risk factors for ipsilateral breast relapse (IBR) in 1,026 patients treated with BCT after a median follow-up of 5.5 years. In the present study, we evaluated the IBR incidence and the risk(More)
The clinical, pathologic, and molecular features of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in situ (PLCIS) and the relationship of PLCIS to classic LCIS (CLCIS) are poorly defined. In this study, we analyzed 31 cases of PLCIS (13 apocrine and 18 nonapocrine subtypes) and compared the clinical, pathologic, immunophenotypic, and genetic characteristics of these cases(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to quantify the incidence and extension of microscopic disease around primary breast tumors in patients undergoing breast-conserving therapy (BCT), focusing on a potential application to reduce radiotherapy boost volumes. METHODS AND MATERIALS An extensive pathology tumor-distribution study was performed using 38 wide local(More)
This retrospective study evaluates several prognostic factors in 63 patients with invasive ductal breast cancer. Special attention is paid to the additional prognostic value of cellular DNA content to the previously developed and evaluated quantitative features mitotic activity index (MAI) and multivariate morphometric prognostic index (MPI). Follow-up was(More)