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Expression analysis of novel biomarkers for breast cancer

Breast Cancer Research
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
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DOI: 10.1186/bcr1949
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Typeset abstracts.qxd S1 Available online Breast Cancer Research Volume 10 Suppl 2, 2008 Meeting Abstracts Breast Cancer Research 2008 The Royal Society, London, UK 13 May 2008 Published online: 13 May 2008 These abstracts are available online at © 2008 BioMed Central Ltd KEYNOTE LECTURES Abstracts not available at time of publication. L1 Chromosomal instability in the pathogenesis and treatment of breast cancer A Venkitaraman Breast Cancer Res 2008, 10(Suppl 2):L1 (doi: 10.1186/bcr 1877) L2 Molecular diversity of human breast cancer: clinical and therapeutic implications D Slamon Breast Cancer Res 2008, 10(Suppl 2):L2 (doi: 10.1186/bcr 1876) L3 Surviving breast cancer: can women expect to ‘get back to normal’? P Hopwood Breast Cancer Res 2008, 10(Suppl 2):L3 (doi: 10.1186/bcr 1878) SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS O1 Use of BRCA1 protein:protein interactions to classify cancer risk JR Morris1, SV Tavtigian2 1Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, King’s College London, UK; 2International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France Breast Cancer Res 2008, 10(Suppl 2):O1 (doi: 10.1186/bcr 1879) Germline loss-of-function mutations in BRCA1 are associated with a high lifetime risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Most mutations in the gene are ‘truncating’: in the main these induce premature termi- nation codons, resulting in nonsense-mediated decay, loss of the transcript and/or the entire protein. The improved screening methods now in use across the UK will identify many carriers of unclassified BRCA1 variants. These are chiefly missense muta- tions, introducing an amino acid change in the context of an expressed protein. Indeed more than one-quarter of entries recorded in the Breast Cancer Information Core dataset of BRCA1 sequence variants collected from patients worldwide are unclassified missense alterations ( Currently, discovery of the majori

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