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Liver kinase B1 (LKB1) – a potential therapeutic target in hormone sensitive breast cancer in older women (2019)
Journal Article
Syed, B. M., Green, A. R., Morgan, D. A., Ellis, I. O., & Cheung, K. (2019). Liver kinase B1 (LKB1) – a potential therapeutic target in hormone sensitive breast cancer in older women. Cancers, 11(2), 1-17

Background: The role of liver kinase B1 (LKB1), a serine/threonine kinase, has been described in the development of PeutzJagher’s syndrome, where a proportion (~45%) of patients have developed breast cancer in their lifetime. Cell line studies have l... Read More

Cyclin E overexpression sensitizes triple negative breast cancer to Wee1 kinase Inhibition (2018)
Journal Article
Chen, X., Low, K. H., Alexander, A., Jiang, Y., Karakas, C., Hess, K. R., …Keyomarsi, K. (2018). Cyclin E overexpression sensitizes triple negative breast cancer to Wee1 kinase Inhibition. Clinical Cancer Research, doi:10.1158/1078-0432.ccr-18-1446. ISSN 1078-0432

Purpose: Poor prognosis in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is due to an aggressive phenotype and lack of biomarker-driven targeted therapies. Overexpression of cyclin E and phosphorylated-CDK2 are correlated with poor survival in TNBC patients,... Read More

Endocrine therapy for breast cancer: a model of hormonal manipulation (2018)
Journal Article
Johnston, S. J., & Cheung, K. (in press). Endocrine therapy for breast cancer: a model of hormonal manipulation. Oncology and Therapy, doi:10.1007/s40487-018-0062-x. ISSN 2366-1089

Oestrogen receptor (ER) is the driving transcription factor in 70% of breast cancer. Endocrine therapies targeting the ER represent one of the most successful anticancer strategies to date. In the clinic, novel targeted agents are now being exploited... Read More

BQ323636.1, a novel splice variant to NCOR2, as a predictor for tamoxifen resistant breast cancer (2018)
Journal Article
Gong, C., Man, E. P., Tsoi, H., Lee, T. K., Paul, L., Mak, S., …Khoo, U. (2018). BQ323636.1, a novel splice variant to NCOR2, as a predictor for tamoxifen resistant breast cancer. Clinical Cancer Research, 24(15), 3681-3691. doi:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-17-2259

Purpose: Adjuvant tamoxifen treatment revolutionized the management of estrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancers to prevent cancer recurrence; however drug resistance compromises its clinical efficacy. The mechanisms underlying tamoxifen resista... Read More

Construction of tissue microarrays from core needle biopsies: a systematic literature review (2015)
Journal Article
Albanghali, M., Green, A., Rakha, E., Aleskandarany, M., Nolan, C., Ellis, I., & Cheung, K. (2016). Construction of tissue microarrays from core needle biopsies: a systematic literature review. Histopathology, 68(3), 323-332. doi:10.1111/his.12802

In some clinical circumstances, core needle biopsy (CNB) may be the only source of material from cancer tissue for diagnostic use. The volume of tissue available in a CNB is low, and opportunities for research use can therefore be limited. The tissue... Read More