Jodi Marie Weidler

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This study examined the prevalence of primary human immunodeficiency type 1 (HIV-1) drug resistance among recently infected youth in the United States. Of the 55 subjects studied, major mutations conferring HIV drug resistance were present in 10 (18%). Eight (15%) had nonnucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) mutations, with the majority (6)(More)
BACKGROUND Only a portion of breast cancer patients currently selected for trastuzumab therapy respond. METHODS Using a novel assay (HERmark) to quantify total human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) expression, the authors examined outcomes in 102 trastuzumab-treated metastatic breast cancer patients previously assessed as immunohistochemistry(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with advanced breast cancer positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) are at high risk for brain metastasis (BM). The prevalence and significance of expression of HER2 and its truncated form p95HER2 (p95) in BM is unknown. METHODS Seventy-five pairs of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples from matched primary(More)
Trastuzumab is effective in the treatment of HER2/neu over-expressing breast cancer, but not all patients benefit from it. In vitro data suggest a role for HER3 in the initiation of signaling activity involving the AKT–mTOR pathway leading to trastuzumab insensitivity. We sought to investigate the potential of HER3 alone and in the context of p95HER2 (p95),(More)
Accurate assessment of HER2 status is critical in determining appropriate therapy for breast cancer patients but the best HER2 testing methodology has yet to be defined. In this study, we compared quantitative HER2 expression by the HERmark™ Breast Cancer Assay (HERmark) with routine HER2 testing by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and fluorescence in situ(More)
BACKGROUND It is unknown how a very high tumor total HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor-2) content (H2T) influences outcome in early breast cancer treated with adjuvant trastuzumab plus chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS H2T was measured using a novel quantitative assay (HERmark(®)) from formalin-fixed tumor tissue of 899 women who participated(More)
PURPOSE P95HER2 (p95) is a truncated form of the HER2, which lacks the trastuzumab-binding site and contains a hyperactive kinase domain. Previously, an optimal clinical cutoff of p95 expression for progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) was defined using a quantitative VeraTag assay (Monogram Biosciences) in a training set of(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)-2+ breast cancer are at particularly high risk for brain metastases; however, the biological basis is not fully understood. Using a novel HER-2 assay, we investigated the correlation between quantitative HER-2 expression in primary breast cancers and the time to brain metastasis (TTBM) in(More)
PURPOSE p95HER2 is an NH(2)-terminally truncated form of HER2 that lacks the trastuzumab binding site and is therefore thought to confer resistance to trastuzumab treatment. In this report, we introduce a new antibody that has enabled the first direct quantitative measurement of p95HER2 in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) breast cancer tissues. We(More)
BACKGROUND Many treatment-experienced, HIV-infected patients who have limited therapeutic options for complete viral suppression continue to receive a partially suppressive treatment regimen pending the availability of at least 2 new antiretroviral drugs. The major risk of this approach is ongoing viral evolution and the loss of future drug options. (More)