Piiha-Lotta Jerevall

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BACKGROUND The two-gene expression ratio HOXB13:IL17BR has been proposed to predict the outcome of tamoxifen-treated breast cancer patients. We intended to examine whether this ratio can predict the benefit of 5 years vs. 2 years of tamoxifen treatment of postmenopausal patients. A further objective was to investigate any prognostic effects of the ratio in(More)
PURPOSE Residual risk of relapse remains a substantial concern for patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, with approximately half of all disease recurrences occurring after five years of adjuvant antiestrogen therapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The objective of this study was to examine the prognostic performance of an optimized model of Breast(More)
In situ synthesis of estrogens is believed to be of great importance for the progression of breast cancer. In postmenopausal women most estrogens are synthesized in peripheral hormone-target tissues from circulating precursor steroids, by the enzymes involved in formation of active estrogens. One of the enzymes involved in this process is(More)
The detoxification enzyme sulfotransferase1A1 (SULT1A1) is implicated in the inactivation of estrogens and the activation of promutagens and procarcinogens. SULT1A1 activity varies among individuals, and this difference in phenotype is, in part, controlled by genetic polymorphism (Arg-->His in codon 213). It is hypothesized that the His allele contributes(More)
INTRODUCTION The HOXB13:IL17BR index has been identified to predict clinical outcome in the setting of adjuvant tamoxifen monotherapy of breast cancer. Further studies have shown that HOXB13 in particular can indicate benefit of prolonged tamoxifen treatment. Patients with high-expressing tumors did not benefit from prolonged treatment, suggesting that(More)
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