Marie-Jeanne T. F. D. Vrancken Peeters

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The 70-gene signature (MammaPrint™) is a prognostic tool used to guide adjuvant treatment decisions. The aim of this study was to assess its value to predict chemosensitivity in the neoadjuvant setting. We obtained the 70-gene profile of stage II–III patients prior to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and classified the prognosis-signatures. Pathological complete(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to establish changes in contrast-enhanced MRI of breast cancer during neoadjuvant chemotherapy that are indicative of pathology outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 54 patients with breast cancer, dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI was performed before chemotherapy and after two chemotherapy cycles. Imaging was correlated with(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT to visualize lymph node metastases before the start of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and to determine how often the visualization is sufficiently prominent to allow monitoring of the axillary response. Thirty-eight patients with invasive breast(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate if 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) outperforms conventional imaging techniques for excluding distant metastases prior to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) treatment in patients with stage II and III breast cancer. Second, we assessed the clinical(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this prospective study was to assess the incidence of extra-axillary lymph node involvement on baseline FDG PET/CT in patients with stage II-III breast cancer scheduled for neo-adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS Patients with invasive breast cancer of >3 cm and/or proven axillary lymph node metastasis were included for before neo-adjuvant(More)
ER, PR and HER2 status in breast cancer are important markers for the selection of drug therapy. By immunohistochemistry (IHC), three major breast cancer subtypes can be distinguished: Triple negative (TNIHC), HER2+IHC and LuminalIHC (ER+IHC/HER2−IHC). By using the intrinsic gene set defined by Hu et al. five molecular subtypes (BasalmRNA, HER2+mRNA,(More)
To investigate the value of response monitoring in both the primary tumour and axillary nodes on sequential PET/CT scans during neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for predicting complete pathological response (pCR), taking the breast cancer subtype into account. In 107 consecutive patients 290 PET/CT scans were performed at baseline (PET/CT1, 107 patients),(More)
We report on the use of diffuse optical spectroscopy analysis of breast spectra acquired in the wavelength range from 500 to 1600 nm with a fiber optic probe. A total of 102 ex vivo samples of five different breast tissue types, namely adipose, glandular, fibroadenoma, invasive carcinoma, and ductal carcinoma in situ from 52 patients were measured. A model(More)
Response rates to chemotherapy remain highly variable in breast cancer patients. We set out to identify genes associated with chemotherapy resistance. We analyzed what is currently the largest single-institute set of gene expression profiles derived from breast cancers prior to a single neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimen (dose-dense doxorubicin and(More)
AIM To examine the outcome of prophylactic mastectomy in a hospital-based series of BRCA1/2 gene mutation carriers with and without a history of breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A center-based consecutive series of 254 BRCA1/2 gene mutation carriers that had prophylactic mastectomy after a normal surveillance round including breast-magnetic resonance(More)