• Concomitant inactivation of the p53- and pRB- functional pathways predicts resistance to DNA damaging drugs in breast cancer in vivo 

      Knappskog, Stian; Berge, Elisabet Ognedal; Chrisanthar, Ranjan; Geisler, Stephanie; Staalesen, Vidar; Leirvaag, Beryl; Yndestad, Synnøve; de Faveri, Elise Norheim; Karlsen, Bård Ove; Wedge, David C.; Akslen, Lars A.; Lilleng, Peer Kåre; Løkkevik, Erik; Lundgren, Steinar; Østenstad, Bjørn; Risberg, Terje; Mjaaland, Ingvil; Aas, Turid; Lønning, Per Eystein (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Chemoresistance is the main obstacle to cancer cure. Contrasting studies focusing on single gene mutations, we hypothesize chemoresistance to be due to inactivation of key pathways affecting cellular mechanisms such as ...
    • Low expression levels of ATM may substitute for CHEK2/TP53 mutations predicting resistance towards anthracycline and mitomycin chemotherapy in breast cancer 

      Knappskog, Stian; Chrisanthar, Ranjan; Løkkevik, Erik; Anker, Gun Birgitta; Østenstad, Bjørn; Lundgren, Steinar; Risberg, Terje; Mjaaland, Ingvil; Leirvaag, Beryl; Miletic, Hrvoje; Lønning, Per Eystein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Introduction Mutations affecting p53 or its upstream activator Chk2 are associated with resistance to DNA-damaging chemotherapy in breast cancer. ATM (Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated protein) is the key activator of p53 ...
    • Prevalence of the CHEK2 R95* germline mutation 

      Knappskog, Stian; Leirvaag, Beryl; Gansmo, Liv Beathe; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Hveem, Kristian; Vatten, Lars Johan; Lønning, Per Eystein (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      Background While germline CHEK2 mutations have been linked to a moderately elevated cancer risk, to date, a limited number of such mutations have been identified. Recently, we reported a germline nonsense mutation (C283T; ...