Are contralateral parenchymal enhancement on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and genomic ER-pathway activity in ER-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer related?

Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Bas H.M. van der Velden, Tycho Bismeijer, Sander Canisius, Claudette E. Loo, Esther H. Lips, Jelle Wesseling, Max A. Viergever, Lodewyk F.A. Wessels, Kenneth G.A. GilhuijsAbstractPurposeTo retrospectively explore the relation between parenchymal enhancement of the healthy contralateral breast on dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and genomic tests for estrogen receptor (ER)-pathway activity in patients with ER-positive/HER2-negative cancer.MethodsA subset of 227 consecutively included patients with unilateral invasive ER-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer underwent dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI prior to breast-conserving therapy between 2000 and 2008. Perfusion of the parenchyma in the healthy breast was assessed using a previously reported measure of contralateral parenchymal enhancement (CPE), consisting of the mean of the top-10% late enhancement. ER-pathway activity was assessed from the surgical resection specimen by the previously reported sensitivity to endocrine therapy (SET)-index and ER-factor. The SET-index is a genetic test to estimate survival benefit from endocrine therapy, consisting of genes related to the ESR1 gene. The ER-factor examines other factors as well including protein expression. The relation between CPE and ER-pathway activity was modeled using linear regression.ResultsPatients had a median age of 59 years. CPE was not signifi...
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