Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland

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Triple-negative breast cancers are an aggressive subtype of breast cancer with poor survival, but there remains little known about the etiologic factors that promote its initiation and development. Commonly inherited breast cancer risk factors identified through genome-wide association studies display heterogeneity of effect among breast cancer subtypes as(More)
Estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer shows a higher incidence in women of African ancestry compared to women of European ancestry. In search of common risk alleles for ER-negative breast cancer, we combined genome-wide association study (GWAS) data from women of African ancestry (1,004 ER-negative cases and 2,745 controls) and European ancestry(More)
BACKGROUND Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VAB) can replace surgical biopsy for the diagnosis of breast carcinoma. The authors evaluated the accuracy and clinical utility of VAB in a multicenter setting using a strict quality assurance protocol. METHODS In the current study, VABs were performed successfully for 2874 patients at 5 sites. Benign lesions were(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Comparison of two different diffusion weighted (DW) sequences in breast MRI regarding the differentiation between benign and malignant lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Breast MRI including two different DW sequences was performed in 165 consecutive women. Inclusion criteria for DW imaging and ADC evaluation were histologically(More)
The pathological complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy is a surrogate marker for a favorable prognosis in breast cancer patients. Factors capable of predicting a pCR, such as the proliferation marker Ki67, may therefore help improve our understanding of the drug response and its effect on the prognosis. This study investigated the(More)
Mammography is the most effective method for breast cancer screening available today. However, the low positive predictive value of breast biopsy resulting from mammogram interpretation leads to approximately 70% unnecessary biopsies with benign outcomes. To reduce the high number of unnecessary breast biopsies, several computer-aided diagnosis (CAD)(More)
Purpose Estrogen exposure is involved in both breast cancer susceptibility and the prognosis in patients with breast cancer. Aromatase is involved in the production of estrogens, and altered expression of it might be associated with the prognosis. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the aromatase(More)
Triple-negative (TN) breast cancer is an aggressive subtype of breast cancer associated with a unique set of epidemiologic and genetic risk factors. We conducted a two-stage genome-wide association study of TN breast cancer (stage 1: 1529 TN cases, 3399 controls; stage 2: 2148 cases, 1309 controls) to identify loci that influence TN breast cancer risk.(More)
Breast cancers demonstrate substantial biological, clinical and etiological heterogeneity. We investigated breast cancer risk associations of eight susceptibility loci identified in GWAS and two putative susceptibility loci in candidate genes in relation to specific breast tumor subtypes. Subtypes were defined by five markers (ER, PR, HER2, CK5/6, EGFR) and(More)
INTRODUCTION MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) are a class of small, non-coding RNA molecules with relevance as regulators of gene expression thereby affecting crucial processes in cancer development. MiRNAs offer great potential as biomarkers for cancer detection due to their remarkable stability in blood and their characteristic expression in many different(More)