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Basal and luminal are two molecular subtypes of breast cancer with opposite histoclinical features. We report a combined, high-resolution analysis of genome copy number and gene expression in primary basal and luminal breast cancers. First, we identified and compared genomic alterations in 45 basal and 48 luminal tumors by using 244K oligonucleotide array(More)
BACKGROUND Around 20% of breast cancers (BC) show ERBB2 gene amplification and overexpression of the ERBB2 tyrosine kinase receptor. They are associated with a poor prognosis but can benefit from targeted therapy. A better knowledge of these BCs, genomically and biologically heterogeneous, may help understand their behavior and design new therapeutic(More)
Breast cancer is the most frequent and the most deadly cancer in women in Western countries. Different classifications of disease (anatomoclinical, pathological, prognostic, genetic) are used for guiding the management of patients. Unfortunately, they fail to reflect the whole clinical heterogeneity of the disease. Consequently, molecularly distinct(More)
Luminal B breast cancers represent a fraction of oestrogen receptor (ER)-positive tumours associated with poor recurrence-free and disease-specific survival in all adjuvant systemic treatment categories including hormone therapy alone. Identification of specific signalling pathways driving luminal B biology is paramount to improve treatment. We have studied(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is an aggressive form of BC poorly defined at the molecular level. We compared the molecular portraits of 63 IBC and 134 non-IBC (nIBC) clinical samples. METHODOLOGY/FINDINGS Genomic imbalances of 49 IBCs and 124 nIBCs were determined using high-resolution array-comparative genomic hybridization, and mRNA(More)
Breast cancers (BCs) of the luminal B subtype are estrogen receptor-positive (ER+), highly proliferative, resistant to standard therapies and have a poor prognosis. To better understand this subtype we compared DNA copy number aberrations (CNAs), DNA promoter methylation, gene expression profiles, and somatic mutations in nine selected genes, in 32 luminal(More)
BACKGROUND Many alterations are involved in mammary oncogenesis, including amplifications of oncogenes and losses of tumor suppressor genes (TSG). Losses may affect almost all chromosome arms and many TSGs remain to be identified. RESULTS We studied 307 primary breast tumors and 47 breast cancer cell lines by high resolution array comparative genomic(More)
We report two cases of translocation associated with deletion on derivative chromosomes in atypical myeloproliferative disorder (MPD). In a MPD with t(3;12)(q29;q14), the rearrangement targeted the HMGA2 locus at 12q14 and deleted a region of about 1.5 megabases (Mb) at 3q29. In an MPD with t(9;12)(q13 approximately q21;q22) and JAK2 V617F mutation, array(More)
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