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Glutamate dehydrogenase (GLUD1) expression in breast cancer (2018)
Journal Article
Craze, M. L., El-Ansari, R., Aleskandarany, M. A., Cheng, K. W., Al-Farsi, L., Masisi, B., …Green, A. R. (2018). Glutamate dehydrogenase (GLUD1) expression in breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment,

Dysregulated cellular metabolism is regarded as one of the hallmarks of cancer with some tumours utilising the glutamine metabolism pathway for their sustained proliferation and survival. Glutamate dehydrogenase (GLUD1) is a key enzyme in glutaminoly... Read More

The role of PIP5K1α/pAKT and targeted inhibition of growth of subtypes of breast cancer using PIP5K1α inhibitor (2018)
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Sarwar, M., Syed Khaja, A. S., Aleskandarany, M., Karlsson, R., Althobiti, M., Ødum, N., …Persson, J. L. (2018). The role of PIP5K1α/pAKT and targeted inhibition of growth of subtypes of breast cancer using PIP5K1α inhibitor. Oncogene, doi:10.1038/s41388-018-0438-2

Despite recent improvement in adjuvant therapies, triple-negative, and ER+ subtypes of breast cancer (BC) with metastatic potentials remain the leading cause of BC-related deaths. We investigated the role of phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate 5-kinase... Read More

Impact of breast cancer grade discordance on prediction of outcome (2018)
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Rakha, E. A., Aleskandarany, M. A., Toss, M. S., Mongan, N., El-Sayed, M. E., Green, A. R., …Dalton, L. W. (in press). Impact of breast cancer grade discordance on prediction of outcome. Histopathology, doi:10.1111/his.13709

BACKGROUND: Histological grade is an independent prognostic variable in breast cancer (BC). Previous concordance studies of BC grade have reported moderate levels of agreement; a typical finding in morphological assessment of biological variables. Th... Read More

Breast cancer intratumour heterogeneity: current status and clinical implications (2018)
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Joseph, C., Papadaki, A., Althobiti, M., Alsaleem, M., Aleskandarany, M. A., & Rakha, E. A. (2018). Breast cancer intratumour heterogeneity: current status and clinical implications. Histopathology, 73(5), (717-731). doi:10.1111/his.13642. ISSN 0309-0167

Breast cancer (BC) is a heterogeneous disease that varies in presentation, morphological features, behaviour, and response to therapy. High‐throughput molecular profiling studies have revolutionised our understanding of BC heterogeneity, and have dem... Read More

Heterogeneity of Tumour Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs) in breast cancer and its prognostic significance (2018)
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Althobiti, M., Aleskandarany, M. A., Joseph, C., Toss, M., Mongan, N., Diez-Rodriguez, M., …Rakha, E. A. (2018). Heterogeneity of Tumour Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs) in breast cancer and its prognostic significance. Histopathology, 73(6), 887-896. doi:10.1111/his.13695

Background: Tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in breast cancer (BC) confer prognostic and predictive information. This study aims to assess the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of TILs in BC and its relationship with immune cell subtypes. Met... Read More

Clinical and biological roles of Kelch-like family member 7 in breast cancer: a marker of poor prognosis (2018)
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Kurozumi, S., Joseph, C., Sonbul, S., Gorringe, K. L., Pigera, M., Aleskandarany, M. A., …Rakha, E. A. (in press). Clinical and biological roles of Kelch-like family member 7 in breast cancer: a marker of poor prognosis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 170(3), doi:10.1007/s10549-018-4777-z

Background: The functions of many proteins are tightly regulated with a complex array of cellular functions including ubiquitination. In cancer cells, aberrant ubiquitination may promote the activity of oncogenic pathways with subsequent tumour progr... Read More

Rho-GTPase activating protein 18: a biomarker associated with good prognosis in invasive breast cancer (2017)
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Aleskandarany, M. A., Sonbul, S. N., Surridge, R., Mukherjee, A., Caldas, C., Diez-Rodriguez, M., …Rakha, E. A. (in press). Rho-GTPase activating protein 18: a biomarker associated with good prognosis in invasive breast cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 117, doi:10.1038/bjc.2017.261

Background: The prognostic value of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) in breast cancer (BC) has been demonstrated in several independent studies. However, identification of driver molecules for LVI remains a challenging task. Large-scale transcriptomic p... Read More

Novel immunohistochemistry-based signatures to predict metastatic site of triple-negative breast cancers (2017)
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Klimov, S., Rida, P. C., Aleskandarany, M. A., Green, A. R., Ellis, I. O., Janssen, E. A., …Aneja, R. (2017). Novel immunohistochemistry-based signatures to predict metastatic site of triple-negative breast cancers. British Journal of Cancer, 117(6), 826-834. doi:10.1038/bjc.2017.224

Background: Although distant metastasis (DM) in breast cancer (BC) is the most lethal form of recurrence and the most common underlying cause of cancer related deaths, the outcome following the development of DM is related to the site of metastasis.... Read More

Prognostic significance of tumour infiltrating B-Lymphocytes in breast ductal carcinoma in situ (2017)
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Miligy, I., Mohan, P., Gaber, A., Aleskandarany, M. A., Nolan, C. C., Diez‐Rodriguez, M., …Rakha, E. A. (2017). Prognostic significance of tumour infiltrating B-Lymphocytes in breast ductal carcinoma in situ. Histopathology, 71(2), 258-268. doi:10.1111/his.13217

Aims: Tumour‐infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are an important component of the immune response to cancer and have a prognostic value in breast cancer. Although several studies have investigated the role of T lymphocytes in breast cancer, the role of... Read More

ADA3 regulates normal and tumor mammary epithelial cell proliferation through c-MYC (2016)
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Griffin, N. I., Sharma, G., Zhao, X., Mirza, S., Srivastava, S., Dave, B. J., …Band, V. (2016). ADA3 regulates normal and tumor mammary epithelial cell proliferation through c-MYC. Breast Cancer Research, 18(1), 1-15. doi:10.1186/s13058-016-0770-9

Background: We have established the critical role of ADA3 as a coactivator of estrogen receptor (ER), as well as its role in cell cycle progression. Furthermore, we showed that ADA3 is predominantly nuclear in mammary epithelium, and in ER+, but is... Read More

Clinicopathological and functional significance of RECQL1 helicase in sporadic breast cancers (2016)
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Arora, A., Parvathaneni, S., Aleskandarany, M. A., Agarwal, D., Ali, R., Abdel-Fatah, T., …Madhusudan, S. (2017). Clinicopathological and functional significance of RECQL1 helicase in sporadic breast cancers. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 16(1), doi:10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-16-0290

RECQL1, a key member of the RecQ family of DNA helicases, is required for DNA replication and DNA repair. Two recent studies have shown that germline RECQL1 mutations are associated with increased breast cancer susceptibility. Whether altered RECQL1... Read More

Further evidence to support bimodality of oestrogen receptor expression in breast cancer (2016)
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Muftah, A. A., Aleskandarany, M., Sonbul, S. N., Nolan, C. C., Diez Rodriguez, M., Caldas, C., …Rakha, E. A. (2017). Further evidence to support bimodality of oestrogen receptor expression in breast cancer. Histopathology, 70(3), 456-465. doi:10.1111/his.13089

Aims: Although oestrogen receptor (ER)‐negative breast cancers (BCs) do not respond to hormone therapy, the response of ER‐positive BCs is reported to be variable, which may suggest a dose‐dependent effect. The aim of this study was to assess the pat... Read More