Relationship of extreme chromosomal instability with long-term survival in a retrospective analysis of primary breast cancer


Chromosomal instability (CIN) is thought to be associated with poor prognosis in solid tumors; however, evidence from preclinical and mouse tumor models suggest that CIN may paradoxically enhance or impair cancer cell fitness. Breast cancer prognostic expression signature sets, which reflect tumor CIN status, efficiently delineate outcome in estrogen receptor ER-positive breast cancer in contrast to ER-negative breast cancer, suggesting that the relationship of CIN with prognosis differs in these two breast cancer subtypes.

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Volume 20
Issue number 10
Pages 2183-2194
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