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Molecular characterization of at high risk families for hereditary breast cancer, negatives for BRCA1/BRCA2: looking for the BRCAx

Grant number: 13/24633-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: November 01, 2014 - April 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Human and Medical Genetics
Principal Investigator:Edenir Inêz Palmero
Grantee:Edenir Inêz Palmero
Home Institution: Hospital do Câncer de Barretos. Fundação Pio XII (FP). Barretos , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:André Lopes Carvalho ; Cristovam Scapulatempo Neto ; Daniel Onofre Vidal ; Dirce Maria Carraro ; Elisa Napolitano e Ferreira ; Lucas Tadeu Bidinotto ; Matias Eliseo Melendez ; Patricia Ashton Prolla ; Raul Torrieri ; Rui Manuel Vieira Reis

Abstract

Breast cancer (BC) is considered a public health problem, being 5% to 10% hereditary. The identification of individuals at risk for hereditary cancer is important because: 1) affected individuals have a much higher cumulative cancer risk, 2) relatives of an affected individual may be at-risk for hereditary cancer, and 3) the existence of intensive screening and preventive intervention measures that can significantly lowers the risk of cancer in mutation carriers. However, although there are about 30 genetic loci associated with an increased predisposition/susceptibility to hereditary breast cancer (HBC), for a large proportion of cases (about 70%), the genetic cause remains unknown. Thus, given the high risk for cancer develpment of these individuals/families and the knowledge required about which mutation is causing the phenotype in order that preventive strategies can be devised, the main objective of this proposal is to perform a comprehensive molecular characterization of a group of 40 unrelated women (40 families) with high risk for HBC and negative for germline deleterious BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations. Aiming to homogenize the sample group, it was subdivided into: (a) 20 women with a personal history of BC and the presence of at least four BC cases before the age of 55 years old, at least two cancer affected generations, no cases of male BC and ovarian cancer, and (b) 20 women with breast and/or ovarian cancer and the presence of at least 4 BC cases and 1 ovarian cancer, at least two generations affected and no male BC. The strategies to be employed are: (i) next generation sequencing of constitutive DNA (analysis of the coding region of a gene panel classically associated with hereditary breast cancer), (ii) exome DNA sequencing (obtained from peripheral blood), (iii) analysis of the presence of microscopic and submicroscopic chromosomal alterations (in constitutive and tumoral DNA) by aCGH and (iv) large escale analysis of epigenetic changes (metiloma of normal and tumoral breast tissue). We hope, therefore, that this design allows for a greater understanding of the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms related to HBC, enabling a growing number of patients / families with a history suggestive of hereditary cancer may benefit from a specialized and personalized treatment. (AU)

Scientific publications (8)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FELICIO, PAULA SILVA; ALEMAR, BARBARA; COELHO, ALINE SILVA; BERARDINELLI, GUSTAVO NORIZ; MELENDEZ, MATIAS ELISEO; LENGERT, ANDRE VAN HELVOORT; MICHE ILI, RODRIGO DEPIERI; REIS, RUI M.; FERNANDES, GABRIELA CARVALHO; EWALD, INGRID PETRONI; BITTAR, CAMILA MATZENBACHER; OLIVEIRA NETTO, CRISTINA BRINCKMANN; ARTIGALAS, OSVALDO; PEIXOTO, ANA; PINHEIRO, MANUELA; TEIXEIRA, MANUEL R.; VARGAS, FERNANDO REGLA; EVANGELISTA DOS SANTOS, ANNA CLAUDIA; MARTINS MOREIRA, MIGUEL ANGELO; ASHTON-PROLLA, PATRICIA; PALMERO, EDENIR INEZ. Screening and characterization of BRCA2 c.156_157insAlu in Brazil: Results from 1380 individuals from the South and Southeast. CANCER GENETICS, v. 228, p. 93-97, DEC 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
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PALMERO, EDENIR INEZ; CARRARO, DIRCE MARIA; ALEMAR, BARBARA; MARTINS MOREIRA, MIGUEL ANGELO; RIBEIRO-DOS-SANTOS, ANDREA; ABE-SANDES, KIYOKO; REIS GALVAO, HENRIQUE CAMPOS; REIS, RUI MANUEL; SOUZA, CRISTIANO DE PADUA; CAMPACCI, NATALIA; ACHATZ, MARIA ISABEL; BRIANESE, RAFAEL CANFIELD; DA CRUZ FORMIGA, MARIA NIRVANA; MAKDISSI, FABIANA BARONI; VARGAS, FERNANDO REGLA; EVANGELISTA DOS SANTOS, ANNA CLAUDIA; SEUANEZ, HECTOR N.; LOBO DE SOUZA, KELLY ROSE; NETTO, CRISTINA B. O.; SANTOS-SILVA, PATRICIA; DA SILVA, GUSTAVO STUMPF; BURBANO, ROMMEL M. R.; SANTOS, SIDNEY; ASSUMPCAO, PAULO PIMENTEL; MONTEIRO BERNARDES, IZABEL MARIA; BONFIM MACHADO-LOPES, TAISA MANUELA; BOMFIM, THAIS FERREIRA; PEREIRA TORALLES, MARIA BETANIA; NASCIMENTO, IVANA; GARICOCHEA, BERNARDO; SIMON, SERGIO D.; NORONHA, SIMONE; DE LIMA, FERNANDA TERESA; CHAMI, ANISSE MARQUES; BITTAR, CAMILA MATZENBACHER; BINES, JOSE; ARTIGALAS, OSVALDO; ESTEVES-DIZ, MARIA DEL PILAR; PETTA LAJUS, TIRZAH BRAZ; VIEIRA COSTA GIFONI, ANA CAROLINA LEITE; GUINDALINI, RODRIGO S. C.; CINTRA, TEREZINHA SARQUIS; SCHWARTZ, IDA V. D.; BERNARDI, PRICILA; MIGUEL, DIEGO; DOS SANTOS NOGUEIRA, SONIA TEREZA; HERZOG, JOSEF; WEITZEL, JEFFREY N.; ASHTON-PROLLA, PATRICIA. The germline mutational landscape of BRCA1 and BRCA2 in Brazil. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 8, JUN 15 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
TORREZAN, GIOVANA T.; DE ALMEIDA, FERNANDA G. DOS SANTOS R.; FIGUEIREDO, MARCIA C. P.; DE FIGUEIREDO BARROS, BRUNA D.; DE PAULA, CLAUDIA A. A.; VALIERIS, RENAN; DE SOUZA, JORGE E. S.; RAMALHO, RODRIGO F.; DA SILVA, FELIPE C. C.; FERREIRA, ELISA N.; DE NOBREGA, AMANDA F.; FELICIO, PAULA S.; ACHATZ, MARIA I.; DE SOUZA, SANDRO J.; PALMERO, EDENIR I.; CARRARO, DIRCE M. Complex Landscape of Germline Variants in Brazilian Patients With Hereditary and Early Onset Breast Cancer. FRONTIERS IN GENETICS, v. 9, MAY 7 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
CAMPACCI, NATALIA; DE LIMA, JULIANA O.; CARVALHO, ANDRE L.; MICHELLI, RODRIGO D.; HAIKEL, JR., RAFAEL; MAUAD, EDMUNDO; VIANA, DANILO V.; MELENDEZ, MATIAS E.; VAZQUEZ, FABIANA DE L.; ZANARDO, CLEYTON; REIS, RUI M.; ROSSI, BENEDITO M.; PALMERO, EDENIR I. Identification of hereditary cancer in the general population: development and validation of a screening questionnaire for obtaining the family history of cancer. CANCER MEDICINE, v. 6, n. 12, p. 3014-3024, DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
FELICIO, PAULA SILVA; MELENDEZ, MATIAS ELISEO; REBOLHO BATISTA ARANTES, LIDIA MARIA; KERR, LIGIA MARIA; CARRARO, DIRCE MARIA; GRASEL, REBECA SILVEIRA; CAMPACCI, NATALIA; SCAPULATEMPO-NETO, CRISTOVAM; FERNANDES, GABRIELA CARVALHO; DE CARVALHO, ANA CAROLINA; PALMERO, EDENIR INEZ. Genetic and epigenetic characterization of the BRCA1 gene in Brazilian women at-risk for hereditary breast cancer. ONCOTARGET, v. 8, n. 2, p. 2850-2862, JAN 10 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
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PALMERO, EDENIR I.; GALVAO, HENRIQUE C. R.; FERNANDES, GABRIELA C.; DE PAULA, ANDRE E.; OLIVEIRA, JUNEA C.; SOUZA, CRISTIANO P.; ANDRADE, CARLOS E.; ROMAGNOLO, LUIS G. C.; VOLC, SAHLUA; NETO, MAXIMILIANO C.; SABATO, CRISTINA; GRASEL, REBECA; MAUAD, EDMUNDO; REIS, RUI M.; MICHELLI, RODRIGO A. D. Oncogenetics service and the Brazilian public health system: the experience of a reference Cancer Hospital. GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, v. 39, n. 2, p. 168-177, APR-JUN 2016. Web of Science Citations: 5.

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