Peer-reviewed articles in 2021

  • Curigliano G, Mueller V, Borges V, et al. Tucatinib vs Placebo Added to Trastuzumab and Capecitabine for Patients with Pretreated HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer with and without Brain Metastases (HER2CLIMB): Final Overall Survival Analysis. Ann Oncol. 2021; doi: 10.1016/j.annonc.2021.12.005.
    Loibl S, Furlanetto J. Integrating CDK4/6 inhibitors in the treatment of patients with early breast cancer. Breast. 2021; doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2021.12.008.
  • Wege AK, Rom-Jurek EM, Jank P, et al. mdm2 gene amplification is associated with luminal breast cancer progression in humanized PDX mice and a worse outcome of estrogen receptor positive disease. Int J Cancer. 2021; doi: 10.1002/ijc.33911.
  • Schneeweiss A, Michel LL, Möbus V, et al. Survival analysis of the randomised phase III GeparOcto trial comparing neoadjuvant chemotherapy of intense dose-dense epirubicin, paclitaxel, cyclophosphamide versus weekly paclitaxel, liposomal doxorubicin (plus carboplatin in triple-negative breast cancer) for patients with high-risk early breast cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2022;160:100-111 (Epub 2021).
  • Metzger-Filho O, Collier K, Asad S, et al. Matched cohort study of germline BRCA mutation carriers with triple negative breast cancer in brightness. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2021;7:142.
  • Jurmeister P, Weber K, Villegas S, et al. DNA methylation profiling identifies two distinct subgroups in breast cancers with low hormone receptor expression, mainly associated with HER2 amplification status. Clin Epigenetics. 2021;13:184.
  • Llop-Guevara A, Loibl S, Villacampa G, et al. Association of RAD51 with homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) and clinical outcomes in untreated triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC): analysis of the GeparSixto randomized clinical trial. Ann Oncol. 2021;32:1590-1596.
  • Bardia A, Hurvitz SA, Rugo HS, et al. A plain language summary of the ASCENT study: Sacituzumab Govitecan for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. Future Oncol. 2021;17:3911-3924.
  • Möbus V, Lück HJ, Ladda E, et al. Phase III randomised trial comparing intense dose-dense chemotherapy to tailored dose-dense chemotherapy in high-risk early breast cancer (GAIN-2). Eur J Cancer. 2021;156:138-148.
  • Schrodi S, Braun M, Andrulat A, et al. Outcome of breast cancer patients with low hormone receptor positivity: analysis of a 15-year population-based cohort. Ann Oncol. 2021;32:1410-1424.
  • Stürken C, Möbus V, Milde-Langosch K, et al. TGFB-induced factor homeobox 1 (TGIF) expression in breast cancer. BMC Cancer. 2021;21:920.
    Jerusalem G, Farah S, Courtois A, et al. Continuous versus intermittent extended adjuvant letrozole for breast cancer: final results of randomized phase III SOLE (Study of Letrozole Extension) and SOLE Estrogen Substudy. Ann Oncol. 2021;32:1256-1266.
  • Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative group (EBCTCG). Trastuzumab for early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer: a meta-analysis of 13 864 women in seven randomised trials. Lancet Oncol. 2021;22:1139-1150.
  • Lefrère H, Floris G, Schmidt MK, et al. Breast cancer diagnosed in the post-weaning period is indicative for a poor outcome. Eur J Cancer. 2021;155:13-24.
  • Coombes RC, Tovey H, Kilburn L, et al. Effect of Celecoxib vs Placebo as Adjuvant Therapy on Disease-Free Survival Among Patients With Breast Cancer: The REACT Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2021 Jul 15:e212193.
  • Denkert C, Seither F, Schneeweiss A, et al. Clinical and molecular characteristics of HER2-low-positive breast cancer: pooled analysis of individual patient data from four prospective, neoadjuvant clinical trials. Lancet Oncol. 2021;22:1151-1161.
  • Marmé F, Solbach C, Michel L, et al. Utility of the CPS + EG scoring system in triple-negative breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Eur J Cancer. 2021 Aug;153:203-212.
  • Aftimos P, Oliveira M, Irrthum A, et al. Genomic and transcriptomic analyses of breast cancer primaries and matched metastases in AURORA, the Breast International Group (BIG) molecular screening initiative. Cancer Discov. 2021;11:2796-2811.
  • Furlanetto J, Marmé F, Seiler S, et al. Chemotherapy-induced ovarian failure in young women with early breast cancer: Prospective analysis of four randomised neoadjuvant/adjuvant breast cancer trials. Eur J Cancer. 2021;152:193-203.
  • Tutt ANJ, Garber JE, Kaufman B, et al. Adjuvant Olaparib for Patients with BRCA1- or BRCA2-Mutated Breast Cancer. N Engl J Med. 2021;384:2394-2405.
    Cui W, Francis PA, Loi S, Hickey M, Stern C, Na L, Partridge AH, Loibl S,
  • Anderson RA, Hutt KJ, Keogh LA, Phillips KA. Assessment of Ovarian Function in Phase 3 (Neo)adjuvant Breast Cancer Clinical Trials: A Systematic Evaluation. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 28;113:1770-8.
  • Rugo HS, Cristofanilli M, Loibl S, et al. Prognostic Factors for Overall Survival in Patients With Hormone Receptor-Positive Advanced Breast Cancer: Analyses From PALOMA-3. Oncologist. 2021;26:e1339-e1346.
  • Terrisse S, Derosa L, Lebba V, et al. Intestinal microbiota influences clinical outcome and side effects of early breast cancer treatment. Cell Death Differ. 2021;28:2778-2796.
  • Mamounas EP, Untch M, Mano MS, et al. Adjuvant T-DM1 versus Trastuzumab in Patients with Residual Invasive Disease after Neoadjuvant Therapy for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Subgroup Analyses from KATHERINE. Ann Oncol. 2021;32:1005-1014.
  • Bardia A, Hurvitz SA, Tolaney SM, et al. Sacituzumab Govitecan in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. N Engl J Med. 2021;384:1529-1541.
  • Loibl S, Marmé F, Martin M, et al. Palbociclib for Residual High-Risk Invasive HR-Positive and HER2-Negative Early Breast Cancer-The Penelope-B Trial. J Clin Oncol. 2021; 39:1518-1530.
  • Ciruelos EM, Rugo HS, Mayer IA, et al. Patient-Reported Outcomes in Patients With PIK3CA-Mutated Hormone Receptor-Positive, Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Negative Advanced Breast Cancer From SOLAR-1. J Clin Oncol. 2021;39:2005-2015.
  • Villegas SL, Nekljudova V, Pfarr N, et al. Therapy response and prognosis of patients with early breast cancer with low positivity for hormone receptors - An analysis of 2765 patients from neoadjuvant clinical trials. Eur J Cancer. 2021;148:159-170.
  • Riecke K, Müller V, Weide R, et al. Predicting Prognosis of Breast Cancer Patients with Brain Metastases in the BMBC Registry-Comparison of Three Different GPA Prognostic Scores. Cancers (Basel). 2021;13:844.
  • Filho OM, Stover DG, Asad S, et al. Association of Immunophenotype With Pathologic Complete Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: A Secondary Analysis of the BrighTNess Phase 3 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2021;7:603-608.
  • Sinn BV, Loibl S, Hanusch CA, et al. Immune-related gene expression predicts response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy but not additional benefit from PD-L1 inhibition in women with early triple-negative breast cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2021;27:2584-2591.
  • Edlund K, Madjar K, Lebrecht A, et al. Gene expression-based prediction of neoadjuvant chemotherapy response in early breast cancer: results of the prospective multicenter EXPRESSION trial. Clin Cancer Res. 2021;27:2148-2158.
  • Reinisch M, Seiler S, Hauzenberger T, et al. Efficacy of Endocrine Therapy for the Treatment of Breast Cancer in Men: Results from the MALE Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2021;7:565-572.
  • Denkert C, Untch M, Benz S, et al. Reconstructing tumor history in breast cancer: signatures of mutational processes and response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Ann Oncol. 2021;32:500-511.
  • Mayer EL, Dueck AC, Martin M, et al. Palbociclib with adjuvant endocrine therapy in early breast cancer (PALLAS): interim analysis of a multicentre, open-label, randomised, phase 3 study. Lancet Oncol. 2021;22:212-222.
  • El Bairi K, Haynes HR, Blackley E, et al. The tale of TILs in breast cancer: A report from The International Immuno-Oncology Biomarker Working Group. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2021;7:150.
  • Loi S, Michiels S, Adams S, et al. The journey of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes as a biomarker in breast cancer: clinical utility in an era of checkpoint inhibition. Ann Oncol. 2021;32:1236-1244.
  • Polley MC, Dickler MN, Sinnwell J, et al. A clinical calculator to predict disease outcomes in women with hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer treated with first-line endocrine therapy. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021;189:15-23.
  • Loibl S, Poortmans P, Morrow M, Denkert C, Curigliano G. Breast cancer. Lancet. 2021;397:1750-1769.
  • Dubsky P, Pinker K, Cardoso F, et al. Breast conservation and axillary management after primary systemic therapy in patients with early-stage breast cancer: the Lucerne toolbox. Lancet Oncol. 2021;22:e18-e28.


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