Study of Biomarkers in Tissue Samples From Patients With Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Breast Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
breast cancer
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Name: cytogenetic analysis Type: Genetic
Name: microarray analysis Type: Genetic
Name: mutation analysis Type: Genetic
Name: immunohistochemistry staining method Type: Other
Name: immunologic technique Type: Other
Name: mass spectrometry Type: Other
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting
RATIONALE: Studying samples of tumor tissue from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer.

PURPOSE: This research study is looking at tissue samples from patients with breast cancer.
Detailed Description

- Identify by mass spectroscopy and site-specific mutagenesis the post-translational modifications of estrogen-related receptor alpha (ERRα1) that are responsible for ERRα1 function as a constitutive activator rather than a down-modulator of transcription of estrogen response element-regulated genes in tumors of patients with breast cancer.

- Produce a panel of monoclonal antibodies to ERRα1 by standard hybridoma methods that can be used to distinguish between the activator and repressor forms of this receptor in these patients.

- Validate the utility for immunohistochemistry (IHC) assays of some of the ERRα-specific sera by performing IHC and quantitative real-time PCR on some primary breast carcinomas.

- Correlate the results of IHC studies on archival paraffin sections of primary breast tumors using monoclonal antibodies to ERRα1, ERRα1 status, currently assayed biomarkers, and course of treatment with patient outcomes.

OUTLINE: Breast tumor tissue samples are obtained from a tissue bank in the form of frozen tumors and paraffin-embedded sections on microarray blocks. Monoclonal antibodies (MOABs) to ERRα1 are produced using antigens in these tissue samples and immunohistochemical studies are performed using the MOABs. Cytogenetic studies are performed on DNA purified from these tissue samples.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: N/A
Gender: Both

- Diagnosis of breast cancer

- Tumor tissue available

- The following clinical information must be known:

- ErbB2 status

- Nodal status

- Percent S phase

- Hormone receptor status:

- Estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor status known


- Menopausal status not specified


- Not specified
University of Wisconsin, Madison
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page