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An online survival analysis tool to rapidly assess the effect of 22,277 genes on breast cancer prognosis using microarray data of 1,809 patients

Overview of attention for article published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, December 2009
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Title
An online survival analysis tool to rapidly assess the effect of 22,277 genes on breast cancer prognosis using microarray data of 1,809 patients
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Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, December 2009
DOI 10.1007/s10549-009-0674-9
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Balazs Györffy, Andras Lanczky, Aron C. Eklund, Carsten Denkert, Jan Budczies, Qiyuan Li, Zoltan Szallasi

Abstract

Validating prognostic or predictive candidate genes in appropriately powered breast cancer cohorts are of utmost interest. Our aim was to develop an online tool to draw survival plots, which can be used to assess the relevance of the expression levels of various genes on the clinical outcome both in untreated and treated breast cancer patients. A background database was established using gene expression data and survival information of 1,809 patients downloaded from GEO (Affymetrix HGU133A and HGU133+2 microarrays). The median relapse free survival is 6.43 years, 968/1,231 patients are estrogen-receptor (ER) positive, and 190/1,369 are lymph-node positive. After quality control and normalization only probes present on both Affymetrix platforms were retained (n = 22,277). In order to analyze the prognostic value of a particular gene, the cohorts are divided into two groups according to the median (or upper/lower quartile) expression of the gene. The two groups can be compared in terms of relapse free survival, overall survival, and distant metastasis free survival. A survival curve is displayed, and the hazard ratio with 95% confidence intervals and logrank P value are calculated and displayed. Additionally, three subgroups of patients can be assessed: systematically untreated patients, endocrine-treated ER positive patients, and patients with a distribution of clinical characteristics representative of those seen in general clinical practice in the US. Web address: www.kmplot.com . We used this integrative data analysis tool to confirm the prognostic power of the proliferation-related genes TOP2A and TOP2B, MKI67, CCND2, CCND3, CCNDE2, as well as CDKN1A, and TK2. We also validated the capability of microarrays to determine estrogen receptor status in 1,231 patients. The tool is highly valuable for the preliminary assessment of biomarkers, especially for research groups with limited bioinformatic resources.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 5 1%
United States 4 1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 377 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 111 28%
Researcher 81 20%
Unspecified 45 11%
Student > Bachelor 29 7%
Student > Master 29 7%
Other 105 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 137 34%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 104 26%
Unspecified 58 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 58 14%
Computer Science 14 4%
Other 29 7%

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