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Triple Negative Breast Cancer Team Project

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Anderson, KarenArizona State University

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40 biomarkers: 1   NADH dehydrogenase 1a subcomplex, 10      NDUFA10 2   Protein-tyrosine phosphatase, mitochondrial 1      PTPMT1 3   Integrin beta-1      ITGB1 4   Mast/stem cell growth factor receptor      KIT 5   DNA-directed RNA polymerase L, 7.6 kDa      POLR2L 6   Ephrin-A5      EFNA5 7   Regulator of G-protein signaling 5      RGS5 8   TNFR superfamily member 6 (Ab1)      FAS 9   Stomatin-like protein 2      STOML2 10   Signal transducer /activator of transcription 6      STAT6 11   Cysteine-rich protein 2 
Proteomics
Breast and Gynecologic Cancers Research
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Triple negative breast cancers (TNBC), comprise 15-20% of breast cancers, and are associated with later stage at diagnosis, increased mortality, and occur more frequently in younger women where mammographic screening is less reliable. TNBCs are more likely to be diagnosed by physical exam than by mammographic screening. There is an unmet clinical need for biomarkers for the early detection of TNBC. Here, we are proposing the development of a plasma-based biomarker panel for the routine screening of women over the age of 40 for TNBC that can be used to identify women for further imaging.

The overall study design involves the identification of three distinct types of blood-based biomarkers: 1. Autoantibodies (Anderson/LaBaer) 2. Protein antigens (Li/Lampe; Zangar). 3. miRNA (Huebner/Croce). These biomarkers will be validated in a step-wise fashion using samples provided by the CEVCs and multi-institutional cohorts, with study design and evaluation by the DMCC. Aim 1. Verification of novel biomarkers for TNBC Aim 2. Validate the top biomarkers for TNBC using a diagnostic set of plasma. Aim 3. Determine the sensitivity, specificity, and positive predictive value of the top marker combinations found in aim 2 to distinguish TNBC from benign breast disease, and for the detection of ER+ and Her2+ breast cancer, using the EDRN Reference Set. Aim 4. Develop a phase III validation plan for testing the top biomarkers and biomarker combination for TNBC detection using prediagnostic sera from WHI, ROCA, and PLCO.
We will systematically compare existing TNBC biomarkers that have been identified from multiple laboratories, targeting protein antigens, autoantibodies, and miRNAs. These biomarkers will be validated in a step-wise fashion using samples provided by the CEVCs and multi institutional cohorts, with study design and evaluation by the DMCC. The individual and composite sensitivities and specificities of these biomarkers for the detection of TNBC and non-TNBC breast cancers will be evaluated. These studies will lead to the development of a phase III validation plan for testing the top biomarkers and biomarker combination for TNBC detection using prediagnostic sera from WHI, ROCA, and PLCO.

No datasets are currently associated with this protocol.


New Funding Opportunity: Biomarker Development Laboratories for the Early Detection Network: Applications Due May 23

Update: Pre-application webinar information now available.

The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention has released a new funding opportunity to solicit organ-specific applications for Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (BDLs), one of the four scientific units of the recently funded Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). The EDRN is a national infrastructure funded to discover, develop, and validate biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer. BDLs are responsible for the discovery, development, characterization, and testing of new, or the refinement of existing, biomarkers and biomarker assays for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of cancers.

The existing BDLs are primarily focused on ovary and gastrointestinal cancers. The proposed BDLs (to be supported under this funding opportunity) should be focused on one or more of the following cancers: breast, prostate and other genitourinary organs, or lung. In addition, cancers with rapidly rising incidence rates, e.g., endometrial, hepatocellular, kidney, thyroid, oropharyngeal cancers, and/or cancers with unique etiology, e.g., mesothelioma, will be considered.

The newly funded units of the Early Detection Research Network will be announced later in April. Successful applicants have already been notified. Those researchers who were not successful during the last round of applications are encouraged to apply to this opportunity.