• Lewis Chodosh, University of Pennsylvania


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  • The Angelina Jolie effect on breast cancer referrals

    The publicity surrounding actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo genetic testing for the BRCA1 gene and subsequently a risk reducing mastectomy has resulted in an increase of referrals to clinics in the UK.

    Breast Cancer Research 2014, 16:442
  • Mammographic images can distinguish BRCA1/2 status

    Digitized mammographic images contain computer-extractable information of the parenchymal pattern not captured during routine radiologic interpretation, which have the potential to distinguish between BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and non-carriers.

    Breast Cancer Research 2014, 16:424
  • Physical activity and cellular aging in breast cancer survivors

    A self-reported lack of physical activity was associated with shortened telomere length in early stage breast cancer survivors, suggesting a mechanism by which exercise can reduce cellular aging.

    Breast Cancer Research 2014, 16:413
  • Dual HER2 targeted treatments: preclinical and clinical data

    Chang, Perez, and colleagues, review recent data on different combinations of anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2) treatments, as part of the ‘recent advances in breast cancer treatment’ special series.

    Breast Cancer Research 2014, 16:419
  • Exploiting the reversibility of epigenetic mutations

    Rots and colleagues describe aberrant DNA methylation and histone modifications as two important classes of epigenetic mutations in breast cancer and review the preclinical and clinical epigenetic-based therapies currently being explored.

    Breast Cancer Research 2014, 16:412
  • Novel biomarker panel for breast cancer

    Five serum proteins can distinguish between serum from women with breast cancer and healthy control subjects with high sensitivity and specificity and can significantly predict recurrence-free survival in women with estrogen receptor negative tumors.

    Breast Cancer Research 2014, 16:R63



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