Biosketch Violeta Sierra

Violeta Sierra
vserra@vhio.net
Current position
Honors and Memberships
  • 2001 – 2003 Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2006 – … Member of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
  • 2008 – … Ad-hoc reviewer of Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Annals of Oncology, FEBS Letters and Breast Cancer Research
  • 2012 – … Member of the Editorial Board of Clinical Cancer Research
  • 2016 BRAVO study Translational Research Committee member (PARPi – niraparib)
  • 2017 – 2020 Member of the ESMO Cancer Genetics faculty group
  • 2018 Member of the European Association of Cancer Research (EACR)
  • 2020 AACR Breast Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee
Patents
  • Combination Of (A) A Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase Inhibitor and (B) An Antidiabetic Compound For Use In The Treatment Of Proliferative Diseases. J. Baselga, S. Di Cosimo, C. Garcia-Echeverria, W. Hackl, S.-M. Maira, M. Rusillo, V. Serra. PCT/EP2010/056538. Date Priority: 15/05/2009. Novartis Pharma AG
  • Combination Of Pi3k Inhibitors And Microtubule Destabilizing Agents (P.E. Eribulin). Javier Cortés Castán, Alejandro Piris Giménez, and Violeta Serra Elizalde. Patent Application US No. PCT/IB2014/062095. Registration date: June 10, 2014. Novartis Pharma AG
  • Methods Based on the Detection of RAD51 in Tumor Cells V. Serra, J. Balmaña, C. Cruz, A. Llop, M. Castroviejo, MJ O’Connor, GN Jones. Patent Application. PCT/EP2018/086759 (WO2019122411A1). Priority Date: 21/12/17. VHIO, AstraZeneca, Xentech
Academic Qualifications
  • PhD from the University of Newcastle University, UK, 2001
  • Degree in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the Institut Químic de Sarrià, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, 1996
Prizes and Scholarships
  • 2021 Awarded from the Metastatic Breast Cancer Association: III Premio M. Chiara Giorgetti
  • 2019 Awarded Miguel Servet Researcher II, Spanish Ministry of Health
  • 2015 Career Catalyst Researcher, Susan G. Komen Foundation2
  • 2015 Awarded Miguel Servet Researcher I, Spanish Ministry of Health
  • 2001 Awarded Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, European Comission
Projects
  1. Project Title: Understanding CDK4/6i and SERD resistance in metastatic ER+ breast cancer using patient samples and PDXs.
    Funding Agency: AstraZeneca.
    Principal Investigators: Cristina Saura and Violeta Serra.
    Duration: 2022-2023.
  2. Project Title: Inter-observer validation of the RAD51 test in samples from VIOLETTE and in an “intent-to-test” population from VHUH patients with breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic tumors. Integration with non-commercial genetic/genomic tests.
    Funding Agency: AstraZeneca.
    Principal Investigator: Violeta Serra.
    Duration: 2022-2023.
  3. Project Title: “Development of new therapeutic strategies to overcome resistance to CDK4/6 inhibitors in breast cancers with expression of the estrogen receptor” (PI20/00892)
    Principal Investigators: Violeta Serra & M. Bellet
    Funding Agency: ISCIII-Project Grant
    Duration: 2021-2023
  4. Project Title: “PARPiPRED, diagnostic test that facilitates personalized medicine in cancer treatment” (2019PROD00045)
    Principal Investigator: Violeta Serra
    Funding Agency: AGAUR-Product
    Duration: 2020-2021
  5. Project Title: “RAD51predict: Patient stratification based on DNA repair functionality for cancer precision medicine” (ERAPERMED2019-215)
    Coordinator: Violeta Serra
    Funding Agency: ERA Net- Era PerMed
    Partner Institutions: University of Marburg, Institut Gustave Roussy, German Breast Group, CHU de Québec-Laval
    Duration: 2020-2022
  6. Project Title: “Liquid biopsies for the identification of mechanisms of resistance to PARP inhibitors in BRCA1/2-associated cancers” (654/C/2019)
    Coordinator: Violeta Serra
    Funding Agency: La Marató TV3
    Partner Institutions: IRB Lleida
    Duration: 2020-2022
  7. Project Title: “Modulation of androgen receptor signalling as a therapeutic strategy for oestrogen receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer” (2018NovPCC1291)
    Principal Investigator: Violeta Serra
    Funding Agency: Breast Cancer Now- Catalyst
    Duration: 2019-2021
  8. Project Title: “PARPiPRED: a companion diagnostic test to enable personalized medicine in cancer” (CaixaImpulse Consolidate, CF91-00008)
    Principal Investigator: A. Llop
    Funding Agency: La Caixa Foundation
    Duration: 2020-2021
  9. Project Title: “Clinical Qualification of DNA Repair Defects as Biomarkers in Metastatic Prostate Cancer Using Integrated Genomics and Tissue-Based Functional Assays” (PC170510P1)
    Coordinators: J. Mateo
    Funding Agency: Department of Defense, USA
    Duration: 2018-2021
  10. Project Title: “MESI-STRAT: Systems Medicine of Metabolic-Signaling Networks-A New Concept for Breast Cancer Patient Stratification” (754688)
    Call: H2020-SC1-2016-2017 (Personalised Medicine)
    Topic: SC1-PM-02-2017
    Coordinator: Prof. K. Thedieck, UMCG, NL
    Funding Agency: European Commission
    Duration: 2018-2022
Most relevant scientific publications
  • Sánchez-Guixé M, Hierro C, Jiménez J, Viaplana C, Villacampa G, Monelli E, Brasó-Maristany F, Ogbah Z, Parés M, Guzmán M, Grueso J, Rodríguez O, Oliveira M, Azaro A, Garralda E, Tabernero J, Casanovas O, Scaltriti M, Prat A, Dienstmann R, Nuciforo P, Saura C, Graupera M, Vivancos A, Rodon J, Serra V. High FGFR1-4 mRNA Expression Levels Correlate with Response to Selective FGFR Inhibitors in Breast Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2022 Jan 1;28(1):137-149. Epub 2021 Sep 30.
  • Llop-Guevara A, Loibl S, Villacampa G, Vladimirova V, Schneeweiss A, Karn T, Zahm DM, Herencia-Ropero A, Jank P, van Mackelenbergh M, Fasching PA, Marmé F, Stickeler E, Schem C, Dienstmann R, Florian S, Nekljudova V, Balmaña J, Hahnen E, Denkert C, Serra V. Association of RAD51 with homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) and clinical outcomes in untreated triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC): analysis of the GeparSixto randomized clinical trial. Ann Oncol. 2021 Dec;32(12):1590-1596.
  • Carreira S, Porta N, Arce-Gallego S, Seed G, Llop-Guevara A, Bianchini D, Rescigno P, Paschalis A, Bertan C, Baker C, Goodall J, Miranda S, Riisnaes R, Figueiredo I, Ferreira A, Pereira R, Crespo M, Gurel B, Nava Rodrigues D, Pettitt SJ, Yuan W, Serra V, Rekowski J, Lord CJ, Hall E, Mateo J, de Bono JS. Biomarkers Associating with PARP Inhibitor Benefit in Prostate Cancer in the TOPARP-B Trial. Cancer Discov. 2021 Nov;11(11):2812-2827.
  • Gris-Oliver A, Ibrahim YH, Rivas MA, García-García C, Sánchez-Guixé M, Ruiz-Pace F, Viaplana C, Pérez-García JM, Llombart-Cussac A, Grueso J, Parés M, Guzmán M, Rodríguez O, Anton P, Cozar P, Calvo MT, Bruna A, Arribas J, Caldas C, Dienstmann R, Nuciforo P, Oliveira M, Cortés J, Serra V. PI3K activation promotes resistance to eribulin in HER2-negative breast cancer. Br J Cancer. 2021 Apr;124(9):1581-1591.
  • Gris-Oliver A, Palafox M, Monserrat L, Brasó-Maristany F, Òdena A, Sánchez-Guixé M, Ibrahim YH, Villacampa G, Grueso J, Parés M, Guzman M, Rodriguez O, Bruna A, Hirst CS, Barnicle A, de Bruin EC, Reddy A, Schiavon G, Arribas J, Mills GB, Caldas C, Dienstman R, Prat A, Nuciforo P, Razavi P, Scaltriti M, Turner NC, Saura C, Davies BR, Oliveira M, Serra V. Genetic alterations in the PI3K/AKT pathway and baseline AKT activity define AKT inhibitor sensitivity in breast cancer patient-derived xenografts. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 Jul 15;26(14):3720-3731.
  • Pellegrino B, Musolino A, Llop-Guevara A, Serra V, De Silva P, Hlavata Z, Sangiolo D, Willard-Gallo K, Solinas C. Homologous Recombination Repair Deficiency and the Immune Response in Breast Cancer: A Literature Review. Transl Oncol. 2020 Feb;13(2):410-422.
  • Miller RE, Leary A, Scott CL, Serra V, Lord CJ, Bowtell D, Chang DK, Garsed DW, Jonkers J, Ledermann JA, Nik-Zainal S, Ray-Coquard I, Shah SP, Matias-Guiu X, Swisher EM, Yates LR. ESMO recommendations on predictive biomarker testing for homologous recombination deficiency and PARP inhibitor benefit in ovarian cancer. Ann Oncol. 2020 Sep 28:S0923-7534(20)42164-7.
  • Pellegrino B, Mateo J, Serra V, Balmaña J. Controversies in oncology: are genomic tests quantifying homologous recombination repair deficiency (HRD) useful for treatment decision making? ESMO Open. 2019 May 9;4(2):e000480.
  • Mateo J, Lord CJ, Serra V, Tutt A, Balmaña J, Castroviejo-Bermejo M, Cruz C, Oaknin A, Kaye SB, de Bono JS. A decade of clinical development of PARP inhibitors in perspective. Ann. Oncol. 2019 Sep 1;30(9):1437-1447.
  • Gourley C, Balmaña J, Ledermann JA, Serra V, Dent R, Loibl S, Pujade-Lauraine E, Boulton SJ. Moving From Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase Inhibition to Targeting DNA Repair and DNA Damage Response in Cancer Therapy. J. Clin. Oncol. 2019 Sep 1;37(25):2257-2269.
  • Green JL, Okerberg ES, Sejd J, Palafox M, Monserrat L, Alemayehu S, Wu J, Sykes M, Aban A, Serra V, Nomanbhoy T. Direct CDKN2 Modulation of CDK4 Alters Target Engagement of CDK4 Inhibitor Drugs. Mol. Cancer Ther. 2019 Apr;18(4):771-779.
  • Bruna A, Rueda OM, Greenwood W, Batra AS, Callari M, Batra RN, Pogrebniak K, Sandoval J, Cassidy JW, Tufegdzic-Vidakovic A, Sammut SJ, Jones L, Provenzano E, Baird R, Eirew P, Hadfield J, Eldridge M, McLaren-Douglas A, Barthorpe A, Lightfoot H, O’Connor MJ, Gray J, Cortes J, Baselga J, Marangoni E, Welm AL, Aparicio S, Serra V, Garnett MJ, Caldas C. A Biobank of Breast Cancer Explants with Preserved Intra-tumor Heterogeneity to Screen Anticancer Compounds. Cell. 2016 Sep 22;167(1):260-274.e22.
  • Brasó-Maristany F, Filosto S, Catchpole S, Marlow R, Quist J, Francesch-Domenech E, Plumb DA, Zakka L, Gazinska P, Liccardi G, Meier P, Gris-Oliver A, Cheang MCU, Perdrix-Rosell A, Shafat M, Noël E, Patel N, McEachern K, Scaltriti M, Castel P, Noor F, Buus R, Mathew S, Watkins J, Serra V, Marra P, Grigoriadis A & Tutt AN. PIM1 kinase regulates cell death, tumor growth and chemotherapy response in triple-negative breast cancer. Nat Med. 2016 Nov;22(11):1303-1313.
  • Drost R, Dhillon KK, van der Gulden H, van der Heijden I, Brandsma I, Cruz C, Chondronasiou D, Castroviejo-Bermejo M, Boon U, Schut E, van der Burg E, Wientjens E, Pieterse M, Klijn C, Klarenbeek S, Loayza-Puch F, Elkon R, van Deemter L, Rottenberg S, van de Ven M, Dekkers DH, Demmers JA, van Gent DC, Agami R, Balmaña J, Serra V, Taniguchi T, Bouwman P, Jonkers J. BRCA1185delAG tumors may acquire therapy resistance through expression of RING-less BRCA1. J Clin Invest. 2016 Aug 1;126(8):2903-18.
  • Early adaptation and acquired resistance to CDK4/6 inhibition in estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Herrera-Abreu M*, Palafox M*, Asghar U, Rivas MA, Cutts RJ, Garcia-Murillas I, Pearson A, Guzman M, Rodriguez O, Grueso J, Bellet M, Cortés J, Elliott R, Pancholi S, Baselga J, Dowsett M, Martin LA, Turner NC*, Serra V*. Cancer Research. 2016 Apr 1;76(8):2301-13.
  • The BRCA1-Δ11q Alternative Splice Isoform Bypasses Germline Mutations and Promotes Therapy Resistance. Wang Y, Bernhardy AB, Cruz C, Krais JJ, Nacson J, Nicolas E, Peri S, van der Gulden H, van der Heiiden I, O’Brien SW, Zhang Y, Harrell MI, Johnson SF, Candido Dos Reis FJ, Pharoah PDP, Karlan B, Gourley C, Lambrechts D, Chenevix-Trench G, Olsson H, Benitez JJ, Greene MH, Gore M, Nussbaum R, Sadetzki S, Gayther SA, Kjaer SK, kConFab Investigators, D’Andrea AD, Shapiro GI, Wiest DL, Connolly DC, Daly MB, Swisher EM, Bouwman P, Jonkers J, Balmaña J, Serra V and Johnson N. Cancer Research. 2016, May 1;76(9):2778-90.
  • MEK plus PI3K/mTORC1/2 therapeutic efficacy is impacted by TP53 mutation in preclinical models of colorectal cancer. García-García C, Rivas MA, Ibrahim YH, Calvo MT, Gris-Oliver A, Rodriguez O, Grueso J, Anton P, Guzman M, Aura C, Nuciforo P, Jessen K, Argiles G, Dienstmann R, Bertotti A, Trusolino L, Matito J, Vivancos A, Chicote I, Palmer HG, Tabernero J, Scaltriti M, Baselga J*, Serra V*. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Dec 15;21(24):5499-510.
  • PI3K inhibition results in enhanced estrogen receptor function and dependence in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. Bosch A, Li Z, Bergamaschi A, Ellis H, Toska E, Prat A, Tao JJ, Spratt DE, Viola-Villegas NT, Castel P, Minuesa G, Morse N, Rodón J, Ibrahim Y, Cortes J, Perez-Garcia J, Galvan P, Grueso J, Guzman M, Katzenellenbogen JA, Kharas M, Lewis JS, Dickler M, Serra V, Rosen N, Chandarlapaty S, Scaltriti M, Baselga J. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Apr 15;7(283):283ra51.
  • Targeting a cell state common to triple-negative breast cancers. Muellner MK, Mair B, Ibrahim Y, Kerzendorfer C, Lechtermann H, Trefzer C, Klepsch F, Müller AC, Leitner E, Macho-Maschler S, Superti-Furga G, Bennett KL, Baselga J, Rix U, Kubicek S, Colinge J, Serra V, Nijman SM. Mol Syst Biol. 2015 Feb 19;11:789.
  • High HER2 expression correlates with response to the combination of lapatinib and trastuzumab. Scaltriti M, Nuciforo P, Bradbury I, Sperinde J, Agbor-Tarh D, Campbell C, Chenna A, Winslow J, Serra V, Parra JL, Prudkin L, Jimenez J, Aura C, Harbeck N, Pusztai L, Ellis CE, Eidtmann H, Arribas J, Cortes J, De Azambuja E, Piccart M, Baselga J. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 2. pii:clincanres.1824.
  • Effect of p95HER2/611CTF on the response to trastuzumab and chemotherapy. Parra-Palau JL, Morancho B, PegV, Escorihuela M, Scaltriti M, Vicario R, Zacarias-Fluck M, Pedersen K, Pandiella, A, Nuciforo P, Serra V, Cortes J, Baselga J, Perou CM, Prat A, Rubio IT, Arribas J. JNCI, 2014: 106(11) pii: dju291. IF: 15.161 / D=1. Citations#=12
  • Picking the point of inhibition: a comparative review of PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway inhibitors. Dienstmann R, Rodon J, Serra V, Tabernero J. Mol Cancer Ther. 2014: 13(5), 1021-31.
  • Evaluation and Clinical Analyses of Downstream Targets of the Akt Inhibitor GDC-0068. *Serra V, *Yan Y, Prudkin L, Scaltriti M, Murli S, Rodríguez O, Guzman M, Sampath D, Nannini M, Xiao Y, Wagle MC, Wu JQ, Wongchenko M, Hampton G, Ramakrishnan V, Lackner MR, Saura C, Roda D, Cervantes A, Tabernero J, Patel P, Baselga J. Clin Cancer Res. 2013: 19(24), 6976-86.
  • Clinical response to lapatinib therapy of a Li-Fraumeni Syndrome patient with a novel HER2-V659E mutation. Serra V, Vivancos A, Puente XS, Felip E, Silberschmidt D, Caratù G, Parra JL, De Mattos-Arruda L, Grueso J, Hernandez-Losa J, Arribas J, Prudkin L, Nuciforo PG, Scaltriti M, Seoane J, Baselga J. Cancer Discovery. 2013: 3(11), 1238-44.
  • mTORC1 inhibition is required for sensitivity to PI3K p110-α inhibitors in PIK3CA-mutant breast cancer. Elkabets M, Vora S, Juric D, Morse N, Mino-Kenudson N, Muranen T, Tao J, Bosch Campos A, Rodon J, Ibrahim YH, Serra V, Rodrik-Outmezguine V, Quadt C, Huang A, Brugge J, Rosen N, Engelman JA, Scaltriti M, Baselga J. Science Translational Medicine. 2013: 5(196): 196ra99.
  • RSK3/4 mediate resistance to PI3K pathway inhibitors in breast cancer. *Serra V, *Eichhorn PJA, García-García C, Ibrahim YH, Prudkin L, Sánchez G, Rodríguez O, Antón P, Parra JLL, Marlow S, Scaltriti M, Pérez-Garcia J, Prat A, Arribas J, Hahn WC, Kim SY, Baselga J. J Clin Invest. 2013: 123(6), 2551-63.
  • Development of PI3K inhibitors: lessons learned from early clinical trials. Rodon J, Dienstmann R, Serra V, Tabernero J. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2013: 10(3), 143-53.
  • PI3K inhibition impairs BRCA1/2 expression and sensitizes BRCA proficiente triple negative breast cancer to PARP inhibition. Ibrahim Y H, García-García C, Serra V, He L, Torres-Lockhart K, Prat A, Anton P, Cózar P, Guzmán M, Grueso J, Rodríguez O, Calvo M T, Aura C, Diez O, Rubio I, Pérez J, Rodón J, Cortés J, Ellisen LW, Scaltriti M, Baselga J. Cancer Discovery. 2012: 2(11), 1036-47.
  • Dual mTORC1/2 and HER2 Blockade Results in Antitumor Activity in Preclinical Models of Breast Cancer Resistant to Anti-HER2 Therapy. *García-García C, *Ibrahim YH, Serra V, Calvo MT, Guzmán M, Grueso J, Aura C, Pérez J, Jessen K, Liu Y, Rommel C, Tabernero J, Baselga J, Scaltriti M. Clin Cancer Res. 2012: 1:18(9), 2603-12.
  • Anti-tumor activity of IPI-504, an Hsp90 inhibitor, in HER2 positive trastuzumab-resistant breast cancer. *Serra V, *Scaltriti M, Normant E, Guzman M, Rodriguez O, Lim AR, Slocum KL, West KA, Rodriguez V, Prudkin L, Jimenez J, Aura C and Baselga J. Molecular Cancer Ther. 2011: 10(5), 817-24.
  • Cyclin E amplification/overexpression, a novel mechanism of trastuzumab resistance in HER2 positive breast cancer patients. *Scaltriti M, *Eichhorn P, Cortés J, Prudkin L, Aura CM, Jiménez J, Chandarlapaty S, Serra V, Prat A, Ibrahim YH, Guzmán M, Gili M, Rodríguez O, Rodríguez S, Pérez J, Green SR, Mai S, Rosen N, Hudis C and Baselga J. PNAS. 2011: 108(9), 3761-6.
  • PI3K inhibition results in enhanced HER signaling and acquired ERK dependency in HER2 overexpressing breast cancer. Serra V, Scaltriti M, Prudkin L, Eichhorn P, Ibrahim YH, Chandarlapaty S, Markman B, Rodriguez O, Guzman M, Rodriguez S, Gili M, Russillo M, Parra JL, Singh S, Arribas J, Rosen N, and Baselga J. Oncogene. 2011: 30(22), 2547-57.
  • AKT Inhibition Relieves Feedback Suppression of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Expression and Activity. Chandarlapaty S, Sawai A, Scaltriti M, Rodrik-Outmezguine V, Grbovic-Huezo O, Serra V, Majumder PK, Baselga J, Rosen N. Cancer Cell. 2011: 19(1), 58-71.
  • Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase hyperactivation results in lapatinib resistance that is reversed by the mTOR/phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor NVP-BEZ235. Eichhorn PJ, Gili M, Scaltriti M, Serra V, Guzman M, Nijkamp W, Beijersbergen RL, Valero V, Seoane J, Bernards R, Baselga J. Cancer Research. 2008: 68(22), 9221-30.
  • NVP-BEZ235, a dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor, prevents PI3K signaling and inhibits the growth of cancer cells with activating PI3K mutations. Serra V, Markman B, Scaltriti M, Eichhorn PJ, Valero V, Guzman M, Botero ML, Llonch E, Atzori F, Di Cosimo S, Maira M, Garcia-Echeverria C, Parra JL, Arribas J, Baselga J. Cancer Research. 2008: 68(19), 8022-30.
All publications
  • CDK12 inhibition reverses de novo and acquired PARP inhibitor resistance in BRCA wild-type and mutated models of triple-negative breast cancer. Johnson SF, Cruz C, Greifenberg AK, Dust S, Stover DG, Chi D, Primack B, Cao S, Bernhardy AJ, Coulson R, Lazaro JB, Kachupurakkal B, Sun H, Unitt C, Moreau LA, Sarosiek KA, Scaltriti M, Juric D, Baselga J, Richardson AL, Rodig SJ, D’Andrea AD, Balmaña J, Johnson N, Geyer M, Serra V, Lim E, Shapiro GI. Cell Reports. Nov 22;17(9):2367-2381. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.10.077. IF: 7.870
  • PIM1 kinase regulates cell death, tumor growth and chemotherapy response in triple-negative breast cancer. Brasó-Maristany F, Filosto S, Catchpole S, Marlow R, Quist J, Francesch-Domenech E, Plumb DA, Zakka L, Gazinska P, Liccardi G, Meier P, Gris-Oliver A, Cheang MCU, Perdrix-Rosell A, Shafat M, Noël E, Patel N, McEachern K, Scaltriti M, Castel P, Noor F, Buus R, Mathew S, Watkins J, Serra V, Marra P, Grigoriadis A & Tutt AN. Nat Med. Nov;22(11):1303-1313. IF: 30.357.
  • A Biobank of Breast Cancer Explants with Preserved Intra-tumor Heterogeneity to Screen Anticancer Compounds. Bruna A, Rueda OM, Greenwood W, Batra AS, Callari M, Batra RN, Pogrebniak K, Sandoval J, Cassidy JW, Tufegdzic-Vidakovic A, Sammut SJ, Jones L, Provenzano E, Baird R, Eirew P, Hadfield J, Eldridge M, McLaren-Douglas A, Barthorpe A, Lightfoot H, O’Connor MJ, Gray J, Cortes J, Baselga J, Marangoni E, Welm AL, Aparicio S, Serra V, Garnett MJ, Caldas C. Cell. 2016 Sep 22;167(1):260-274.e22. IF: 28.710.
  • Gain- and Loss-of-Function Mutations in the Breast Cancer Gene GATA3 Result in Differential Drug Sensitivity. Mair B, Konopka T, Kerzendorfer C, Sleiman K, Salic S, Serra V, Muellner MK, Theodorou V, Nijman SM. PLoS Genet. 2016 Sep 2;12(9):e1006279. IF: 7.528.
  • Stratification and therapeutic potential of PML in metastatic breast cancer. Martín-Martín N, Piva M, Urosevic J, Aldaz P, Sutherland JD, Fernández-Ruiz S, Arreal L, Torrano V, Cortazar AR, Planet E, Guiu M, Radosevic-Robin N, Garcia S, Macías I, Salvador F, Domenici G, Rueda OM, Zabala-Letona A, Arruabarrena-Aristorena A, Zúñiga-García P, Caro-Maldonado A, Valcárcel-Jiménez L, Sánchez-Mosquera P, Varela-Rey M, Martínez-Chantar ML, Anguita J, Ibrahim YH, Scaltriti M, Lawrie CH, Aransay AM, Iovanna JL, Baselga J, Caldas C, Barrio R, Serra V, Vivanco Md, Matheu A, Gomis RR, Carracedo A. Nat Commun. 2016 Aug 24;7:12595. IF: 11.329.
  • Cancer network activity associated with therapeutic response and synergism. Serra-Musach J, Mateo F, Capdevila-Busquets E, de Garibay GR, Zhang X, Guha R, Thomas CJ, Grueso J, Villanueva A, Jaeger S, Heyn H, Vizoso M, Pérez H, Cordero A, Gonzalez-Suarez E, Esteller M, Moreno-Bueno G, Tjärnberg A, Lázaro C, Serra V, Arribas J, Benson M, Gustafsson M, Ferrer M, Aloy P, Pujana MÀ. Genome Med. 2016 Aug 24;8(1):88. IF: 5.850.
  • BRCA1185delAG tumors may acquire therapy resistance through expression of RING-less BRCA1. Drost R, Dhillon KK, van der Gulden H, van der Heijden I, Brandsma I, Cruz C, Chondronasiou D, Castroviejo-Bermejo M, Boon U, Schut E, van der Burg E, Wientjens E, Pieterse M, Klijn C, Klarenbeek S, Loayza-Puch F, Elkon R, van Deemter L, Rottenberg S, van de Ven M, Dekkers DH, Demmers JA, van Gent DC, Agami R, Balmaña J, Serra V, Taniguchi T, Bouwman P, Jonkers J. J Clin Invest. 2016 Jul 25. pii: 70196. IF: 12.575.
  • Early adaptation and acquired resistance to CDK4/6 inhibition in estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Herrera-Abreu M, Palafox M, Asghar U, Rivas MA, Cutts RJ, Garcia-Murillas I, Pearson A, Guzman M, Rodriguez O, Grueso J, Bellet M, Cortés J, Elliott R, Pancholi S, Baselga J, Dowsett M, Martin LA, Turner NC, Serra V*. Cancer Res. 2016 Apr 1;76(8):2301-13. IF: 9.329.
  • The BRCA1-Δ11q Alternative Splice Isoform Bypasses Germline Mutations and Promotes Therapy Resistance. Wang Y, Bernhardy AB, Cruz C, Krais JJ, Nacson J, Nicolas E, Peri S, van der Gulden H, van der Heiiden I, O’Brien SW, Zhang Y, Harrell MI, Johnson SF, Candido Dos Reis FJ, Pharoah PDP, Karlan B, Gourley C, Lambrechts D, Chenevix-Trench G, Olsson H, Benitez JJ, Greene MH, Gore M, Nussbaum R, Sadetzki S, Gayther SA, Kjaer SK, kConFab Investigators, D’Andrea AD, Shapiro GI, Wiest DL, Connolly DC, Daly MB, Swisher EM, Bouwman P, Jonkers J, Balmaña J, Serra V and Johnson N. Cancer Res. 2016, May 1;76(9):2778-90. IF: 9.329.
  • Scaltriti M, Nuciforo P, Bradbury I, Sperinde J, Agbor-Tarh D, Campbell C, Chenna A, Winslow J, Serra V, Parra JL, Prudkin L, Jimenez J, Aura C, Harbeck N, Pusztai L, Ellis C, Eidtmann H, Arribas J, Cortes J, de Azambuja E, Piccart M, Baselga J.  High HER2 expression correlates with response to the combination of lapatinib and trastuzumab. Clin. Cancer Res. 2015 Feb; 21(3): 569-76
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