CLINICAL RESEARCH
High Risk and Cancer Prevention Group

JUDITH BALMAÑA

JUDITH BALMAÑA
Principal Investigator
Biosketch

STRATEGIC GOALS

  • Clinical development of specific therapeutic strategies for tumors associated with hereditary genetic alterations.
  • Identification of mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapies in BRCA-associated breast cancer.
  • Testing new combinations of therapies for BRCA-associated PDX’s that have progressed to PARP inhibitors.
  • Identification of new genes involved in hereditary breast cancer through the application of next generation sequencing (NGS).
  • Psychological impact of hereditary cancer multiplex gene testing in the Spanish population.

CURRENT OBJECTIVES

  • Development of specific new therapies for patients with hereditary cancer
  • Analysis of the genotype-phenotype, clinical utility and long-term psychosocial impact of multigene analysis in hereditary syndromes

TEAM

High Risk & Cancer Prevention Group
  • Principal Investigator
    • Judith Balmaña
  • Staff Scientists
    • Cristina Cruz
    • Irene Esteban
    • Neda Stjepanovic
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Neus Gadea
  • Genetic Counselors
    • Estela Carrasco
    • Adria López
  • Auxiliary Clinician
    • Carmen Aguilar
  • Data Curator
    • Sara Torres

Most relevant scientific publications

  • Balmaña J, Digiovanni L, Gaddam P, Walsh MF, Joseph V, Stadler ZK, Nathanson KL, Garber JE, Couch FJ, Offit K, Robson ME, Domchek SM. Conflicting Interpretation of Genetic Variants and Cancer Risk by Commercial Laboratories as Assessed by the Prospective Registry of Multiplex Testing. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Dec;34(34):4071-4078.
  • 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. BRCA 1185delAG tumors may acquire therapy resistance through expression of RING-less BRCA1. J Clin Invest. 2016 Aug 1;126(8):2903-18.
  • Wang Y, Bernhardy AJ, Cruz C, Krais JJ, Nacson J, Nicolas E, Peri S, van der Gulden H, van der Heijden I, O’Brien SW, Zhang Y, Harrell MI, Johnson SF, Candido Dos Reis FJ, Pharoah PD, 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, Johnson N. The BRCA1-D11q Alternative Splice Isoform Bypasses Germline Mutations and Promotes Therapeutics Resistance to PARP Inhibition and Cisplatin. Cancer Res. 2016 May 1;76(9):2778-90.
  • Domchek SM, Aghajanian C, Shapira-Frommer R, Schmutzler RK, Audeh MW, Friedlander M, Balmaña J, Mitchell G, Fried G, Stemmer SM, Hubert A, Rosengarten O, Loman N, Robertson JD, Mann H, Kaufman B. Efficacy and safety of olaparib monotherapy in germline BRCA1/2 mutation carriers with advanced ovarian cancer and three or more lines of prior therapy. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Feb;140(2):199-203.
  • Kaufman B, Shapira-Frommer R, Schmutzler RK, Audeh MW, Friedlander M, Balmaña J, Mitchell G, Fried G, Stemmer SM, Hubert A, Rosengarten O, Steiner M, Loman N, Bowen K, Fielding A, Domchek SM. Olaparib monotherapy in patients with advanced cancer and a germline BRCA1/2 mutation. J Clin Oncol. 2015;33(3):244-250.
  • Balmaña J, Domchek SM. BRIP1 as an ovarian cancer susceptibility gene: ready for the clinic? J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015;107(11).
  • Kastrinos F, Ojha RP, Leenen C, Alvero C, Mercado RC, Balmaña J, Valenzuela I, Balaguer F, Green R, Lindor NM, Thibodeau SN, Newcomb P, Win AK, Jenkins M, Buchanan DD, Bertario L, Sala P, Hampel H, Syngal S, Steyerberg EW; Lynch Syndrome prediction model validation study group. Comparison of Prediction Models for Lynch Syndrome Among Individuals With Colorectal Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016;108(2). Epub 2015 Nov 18.
  • Domchek SM, Aghajanian C, Shapira-Frommer R, Schmutzler RK, Audeh MW, Friedlander M, Balmaña J, Mitchell G, Fried G, Stemmer SM, Hubert A, Rosengarten O, Loman N, Robertson JD, Mann H, Kaufman B. Efficacy and safety of olaparib monotherapy in germline BRCA1/2 mutation carriers with advanced ovarian cancer and three or more lines of prior therapy.Gynecol Oncol. 2016;140(2):199-203. Epub 2015 Dec 23.
  • Domchek SM, Aghajanian C, Shapira-Frommer R, Schmutzler RK, Audeh MW, Friedlander M, Balmaña J, Mitchell G, Fried G, Stemmer SM, Hubert A, Rosengarten O, Loman N, Robertson JD, Mann H, Kaufman B.  Efficacy and safety of olaparib monotherapy in germline BRCA1/2 mutation carriers with advanced ovarian cancer and three or more lines of prior therapy. Gynecol. Oncol. 2016 Feb; 140(2): 199-203
  • Kaufman B, Shapira-Frommer R, Schmutzler RK, Audeh MW, Friedlander M, Balmaña J, Mitchell G, Fried G, Stemmer SM, Hubert A, Rosengarten O, Steiner M, Loman N, Bowen K, Fielding A, Domchek SM.  Olaparib monotherapy in patients with advanced cancer and a germline BRCA1/2 mutation. J. Clin. Oncol. 2015 Jan; 33(3): 244-50
  • Llombart-Cussac A, Bermejo B, Villanueva C, Delaloge S, Morales S, Balmaña J, Amillano K, Bonnefoi H, Casas A, Manso L, Roché H, Gonzalez-Santiago S, Gavilá J, Sanchez-Rovira P, Di Cosimo S, Harbeck N, Charpentier E, Garcia-Ribas I, Radosevic-Robin N, Aura C, Baselga J.  SOLTI NeoPARP: a phase II randomized study of two schedules of iniparib plus paclitaxel versus paclitaxel alone as neoadjuvant therapy in patients with triple-negative breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2015 Nov; 154(2): 351-7
  • Ramón Y Cajal T, Chirivella I, Miranda J, Teulé A, Izquierdo A, Balmaña J, Sánchez-Heras AB, Llort G, Fisas D, Lope V, Hernández-Agudo E, Juan-Fita MJ, Tena I, Robles L, Guillén-Ponce C, Pérez-Segura P, Luque-Molina MS, Hernando-Polo S, Salinas M, Brunet J, Salas-Trejo MD, Barnadas A, Pollán M.  Mammographic density and breast cancer in women from high risk families. Breast Cancer Res. 2015; 17: 93
  • Aguirre E, Graña B, Boudet M, Balmaña J.  Screening for Lynch syndrome among patients with newly diagnosed endometrial cancer: a comprehensive review. Tumori 2015 Jul;
  • Balmaña J, Domchek SM.  BRIP1 as an ovarian cancer susceptibility gene: ready for the clinic? J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 2015 Nov; 107(11)
  • Llort G, Chirivella I, Morales R, Serrano R, Sanchez AB, Teulé A, Lastra E, Brunet J, Balmaña J, Graña B.  SEOM clinical guidelines in Hereditary Breast and ovarian cancer. Clin Transl Oncol 2015 Dec; 17(12): 956-61
  • Cibula D, Balmaña J.  PARP inhibitors in ovarian cancer. Br. J. Cancer 2015 Dec; 113 Suppl 1: S1-2
  • Andrés R, Pajares I, Balmaña J, Llort G, Ramón Y Cajal T, Chirivella I, Aguirre E, Robles L, Lastra E, Pérez-Segura P, Bosch N, Yagüe C, Lerma E, Godino J, Miramar MD, Moros M, Astier P, Saez B, Vidal MJ, Arcusa A, Ramón y Cajal S, Calvo MT, Tres A.  Association of BRCA1 germline mutations in young onset triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Clin Transl Oncol 2014 Mar; 16(3): 280-4

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, Kochupurakkal 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 Rep. 2016 Nov 22;17(9):2367-2381.
  • Prevention and screening in BRCA mutation carriers and other breast/ovarian hereditary cancer syndromes: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for cancer prevention and screening. Paluch-Shimon S, Cardoso F, Sessa C, Balmana J, Cardoso MJ, Gilbert F, Senkus E; ESMO Guidelines Committee. Ann Oncol. 2016 Sep;27(suppl 5):v103-v110.
  • Conflicting Interpretation of Genetic Variants and Cancer Risk by Commercial Laboratories as Assessed by the Prospective Registry of Multiplex Testing. Balmaña J, Digiovanni L, Gaddam P, Walsh MF, Joseph V, Stadler ZK, Nathanson KL, Garber JE, Couch FJ, Offit K, Robson ME, Domchek SM. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Dec;34(34):4071-4078.
  • 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 Aug 1;126(8):2903-18.
  • Analysis of Lynch Syndrome Mismatch Repair Genes in Women with Endometrial Cancer. Rubio I, Ibáñez-Feijoo E, Andrés L, Aguirre E, Balmaña J, Blay P, Llort G, González-Santiago S, Maortua H, Tejada MI, Martinez-Bouzas C. Oncology. 2016;91(3):171-6.
  • The BRCA1-Δ11q Alternative Splice Isoform Bypasses Germline Mutations and Promotes Therapeutic Resistance to PARP Inhibition and Cisplatin. Wang Y, Bernhardy AJ, Cruz C, Krais JJ, Nacson J, Nicolas E, Peri S, van der Gulden H, van der Heijden I, O’Brien SW, Zhang Y, Harrell MI, Johnson SF, Candido Dos Reis FJ, Pharoah PD, 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, Johnson N. Cancer Res. 2016 May 1;76(9):2778-90.
  • Male breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: pathology data from the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2. Silvestri V, Barrowdale D, Mulligan AM, Neuhausen SL, Fox S, Karlan BY, Mitchell G, James P, Thull DL, Zorn KK, Carter NJ, Nathanson KL, Domchek SM, Rebbeck TR, Ramus SJ, Nussbaum RL, Olopade OI, Rantala J, Yoon SY, Caligo MA, Spugnesi L, Bojesen A, Pedersen IS, Thomassen M, Jensen UB, Toland AE, Senter L, Andrulis IL, Glendon G, Hulick PJ, Imyanitov EN, Greene MH, Mai PL, Singer CF, Rappaport-Fuerhauser C, Kramer G, Vijai J, Offit K, Robson M, Lincoln A, Jacobs L, Machackova E, Foretova L, Navratilova M, Vasickova P, Couch FJ, Hallberg E, Ruddy KJ, Sharma P, Kim SW; kConFab Investigators., Teixeira MR, Pinto P, Montagna M, Matricardi L, Arason A, Johannsson OT, Barkardottir RB, Jakubowska A, Lubinski J, Izquierdo A, Pujana MA, Balmaña J, Diez O, Ivady G, Papp J, Olah E, Kwong A; Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research Group Netherlands (HEBON)., Nevanlinna H, Aittomäki K, Perez Segura P, Caldes T, Van Maerken T, Poppe B, Claes KB, Isaacs C, Elan C, Lasset C, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Barjhoux L, Belotti M, Meindl A, Gehrig A, Sutter C, Engel C, Niederacher D, Steinemann D, Hahnen E, Kast K, Arnold N, Varon-Mateeva R, Wand D, Godwin AK, Evans DG, Frost D, Perkins J, Adlard J, Izatt L, Platte R, Eeles R, Ellis S; EMBRACE., Hamann U, Garber J, Fostira F, Fountzilas G, Pasini B, Giannini G, Rizzolo P, Russo A, Cortesi L, Papi L, Varesco L, Palli D, Zanna I, Savarese A, Radice P, Manoukian S, Peissel B, Barile M, Bonanni B, Viel A, Pensotti V, Tommasi S, Peterlongo P, Weitzel JN, Osorio A, Benitez J, McGuffog L, Healey S, Gerdes AM, Ejlertsen B, Hansen TV, Steele L, Ding YC, Tung N, Janavicius R, Goldgar DE, Buys SS, Daly MB, Bane A, Terry MB, John EM, Southey M, Easton DF, Chenevix-Trench G, Antoniou AC, Ottini L. Breast Cancer Res. 2016 Feb 9;18(1):15.
  • Selecting Patients with Ovarian Cancer for Germline BRCA Mutation Testing: Findings from Guidelines and a Systematic Literature Review. Eccles DM, Balmaña J, Clune J, Ehlken B, Gohlke A, Hirst C, Potter D, Schroeder C, Tyczynski JE, Gomez Garcia EB.
    Adv Ther. 2016 Feb;33(2):129-50.
  • Germline BRCA testing is moving from cancer risk assessment to a predictive biomarker for targeting cancer therapeutics. Moreno L, Linossi C, Esteban I, Gadea N, Carrasco E, Bonache S, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Cruz C, Díez O, Balmaña J. Clin Transl Oncol. 2016 Oct;18(10):981-7.
  • Efficacy and safety of olaparib monotherapy in germline BRCA1/2 mutation carriers with advanced ovarian cancer and three or more lines of prior therapy. Domchek SM, Aghajanian C, Shapira-Frommer R, Schmutzler RK, Audeh MW, Friedlander M, Balmaña J, Mitchell G, Fried G, Stemmer SM, Hubert A, Rosengarten O, Loman N, Robertson JD, Mann H, Kaufman B. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Feb;140(2):199-203.
  • Domchek SM, Aghajanian C, Shapira-Frommer R, Schmutzler RK, Audeh MW, Friedlander M, Balmaña J, Mitchell G, Fried G, Stemmer SM, Hubert A, Rosengarten O, Loman N, Robertson JD, Mann H, Kaufman B.  Efficacy and safety of olaparib monotherapy in germline BRCA1/2 mutation carriers with advanced ovarian cancer and three or more lines of prior therapy. Gynecol. Oncol. 2016 Feb; 140(2): 199-203
  • Kaufman B, Shapira-Frommer R, Schmutzler RK, Audeh MW, Friedlander M, Balmaña J, Mitchell G, Fried G, Stemmer SM, Hubert A, Rosengarten O, Steiner M, Loman N, Bowen K, Fielding A, Domchek SM.  Olaparib monotherapy in patients with advanced cancer and a germline BRCA1/2 mutation. J. Clin. Oncol. 2015 Jan; 33(3): 244-50
  • Llombart-Cussac A, Bermejo B, Villanueva C, Delaloge S, Morales S, Balmaña J, Amillano K, Bonnefoi H, Casas A, Manso L, Roché H, Gonzalez-Santiago S, Gavilá J, Sanchez-Rovira P, Di Cosimo S, Harbeck N, Charpentier E, Garcia-Ribas I, Radosevic-Robin N, Aura C, Baselga J.  SOLTI NeoPARP: a phase II randomized study of two schedules of iniparib plus paclitaxel versus paclitaxel alone as neoadjuvant therapy in patients with triple-negative breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2015 Nov; 154(2): 351-7
  • Ramón Y Cajal T, Chirivella I, Miranda J, Teulé A, Izquierdo A, Balmaña J, Sánchez-Heras AB, Llort G, Fisas D, Lope V, Hernández-Agudo E, Juan-Fita MJ, Tena I, Robles L, Guillén-Ponce C, Pérez-Segura P, Luque-Molina MS, Hernando-Polo S, Salinas M, Brunet J, Salas-Trejo MD, Barnadas A, Pollán M.  Mammographic density and breast cancer in women from high risk families. Breast Cancer Res. 2015; 17: 93
  • Aguirre E, Graña B, Boudet M, Balmaña J.  Screening for Lynch syndrome among patients with newly diagnosed endometrial cancer: a comprehensive review. Tumori 2015 Jul;
  • Balmaña J, Domchek SM.  BRIP1 as an ovarian cancer susceptibility gene: ready for the clinic? J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 2015 Nov; 107(11)
  • Llort G, Chirivella I, Morales R, Serrano R, Sanchez AB, Teulé A, Lastra E, Brunet J, Balmaña J, Graña B.  SEOM clinical guidelines in Hereditary Breast and ovarian cancer. Clin Transl Oncol 2015 Dec; 17(12): 956-61
  • Cibula D, Balmaña J.  PARP inhibitors in ovarian cancer. Br. J. Cancer 2015 Dec; 113 Suppl 1: S1-2
  • Andrés R, Pajares I, Balmaña J, Llort G, Ramón Y Cajal T, Chirivella I, Aguirre E, Robles L, Lastra E, Pérez-Segura P, Bosch N, Yagüe C, Lerma E, Godino J, Miramar MD, Moros M, Astier P, Saez B, Vidal MJ, Arcusa A, Ramón y Cajal S, Calvo MT, Tres A.  Association of BRCA1 germline mutations in young onset triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Clin Transl Oncol 2014 Mar; 16(3): 280-4
  • Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Bonache S, de Garibay GR, Osorio A, Santamariña M, Ramón Y Cajal T, Esteban-Cardeñosa E, Tenés A, Yanowsky K, Barroso A, Montalban G, Blanco A, Cornet M, Gadea N, Infante M, Caldés T, Diaz-Rubio E, Balmaña J, Lasa A, Vega A, Benítez J, de la Hoya M, Diez O. About 1% of the breast and ovarian Spanish families testing negative for BRCA1 and BRCA2 are carriers of RAD51D pathogenic variants. Int. J. Cancer 2014 May; 134(9): 2088-97
  • Prat A, Cruz C, Hoadley KA, Diez O, Perou CM, Balmaña J.  Molecular features of the basal-like breast cancer subtype based on BRCA1 mutation status. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2014 Aug; 147(1): 185-91
  • Balmaña J, Tung NM, Isakoff SJ, Graña B, Ryan PD, Saura C, Lowe ES, Frewer P, Winer E, Baselga J, Garber JE.  Phase I trial of olaparib in combination with cisplatin for the treatment of patients with advanced breast, ovarian and other solid tumors. Ann. Oncol. 2014 Aug; 25(8): 1656-63
  • Guarinos C, Juárez M, Egoavil C, Rodríguez-Soler M, Pérez-Carbonell L, Salas R, Cubiella J, Rodríguez-Moranta F, de-Castro L, Bujanda L, Serradesanferm A, Nicolás-Pérez D, Herraiz M, Fernández-Bañares F, Herreros-de-Tejada A, Aguirre E, Balmaña J, Rincón ML, Pizarro A, Polo-Ortiz F, Castillejo A, Alenda C, Payá A, Soto JL, Jover R.  Prevalence and characteristics of MUTYH-associated polyposis in patients with multiple adenomatous and serrated polyps. Clin. Cancer Res. 2014 Mar; 20(5): 1158-68
  • Oliveira M, Cortes J, Bellet M, Balmaña J, De Mattos-Arruda L, Gómez P, Muñoz E, Ortega V, Pérez J, Saura C, Vidal M, Rubio IT, Di Cosimo S.  Management of the axilla in early breast cancer patients in the genomic era. Ann. Oncol. 2013 May; 24(5): 1163-70
  • Bonache S, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Tenés A, Masas M, Balmaña J, Diez O.  Mutation analysis of the BCCIP gene for breast cancer susceptibility in breast/ovarian cancer families. Gynecol. Oncol. 2013 Nov; 131(2): 460-3
  • Balmaña J, Balaguer F, Cervantes A, Arnold D.  Familial risk-colorectal cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines. Ann. Oncol. 2013 Oct; 24 Suppl 6: vi73-80
  • Bonache S, de la Hoya M, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Tenés A, Masas M, Balmaña J, Diez O.  Mutation analysis of the SHFM1 gene in breast/ovarian cancer families. J. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol. 2013 Mar; 139(3): 529-32
  • Blanco A, de la Hoya M, Osorio A, Diez O, Miramar MD, Infante M, Martínez-Bouzas C, Torres A, Lasa A, Llort G, Brunet J, Graña B, Perez Segura P, García MJ, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Carracedo A, Tejada MI, Velasco EA, Calvo MT, Balmaña J, Benítez J, Caldés T, Vega A.  Analysis of PALB2 gene in BRCA1/BRCA2 negative Spanish hereditary breast/ovarian cancer families with pancreatic cancer cases.PLoS ONE 2013; 8(7): e67538
  • Kastrinos F, Balmaña J, Syngal S.  Prediction models in Lynch syndrome. Fam. Cancer 2013 Jun; 12(2): 217-28
  • Kastrinos F, Steyerberg EW, Balmaña J, Mercado R, Gallinger S, Haile R, Casey G, Hopper JL, LeMarchand L, Lindor NM, Newcomb PA, Thibodeau SN, Syngal S.  Comparison of the clinical prediction model PREMM(1,2,6) and molecular testing for the systematic identification of Lynch syndrome in colorectal cancer. Gut 2013 Feb; 62(2): 272-9
  • Guarinos C, Sánchez-Fortún C, Rodríguez-Soler M, Pérez-Carbonell L, Egoavil C, Juárez M, Serradesanferm A, Bujanda L, Fernández-Bañares F, Cubiella J, de-Castro L, Guerra A, Aguirre E, Herreros-de-Tejada A, Bessa X, Herraiz M, Marín-Gabriel JC, Balmaña J, Cuatrecasas M, Balaguer F, Castells A, Soto JL, Alenda C, Payá A, Jover R.  Clinical subtypes and molecular characteristics of serrated polyposis syndrome. Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 2013 Jun; 11(6): 705-11; quiz e46
  • Campos B, Balmaña J, Gardenyes J, Valenzuela I, Abad O, Fàbregas P, Volpini V, Diez O.  Germline mutations in NF1 and BRCA1 in a family with neurofibromatosis type 1 and early-onset breast cancerBreast Cancer Res Treat 2013; 139: 597-602
  • Robles L, Balmaña J, Barrel, I., Grandes, S, Graña B, Guillén C, Marcos, H, Ramírez, D, Redondo, E, Sanchez JJ.  Consenso en cáncer hereditario entre la Sociedad Española de Oncología Médica y las sociedades de atención primaria. Semergen 2013; 39: 259-266
  • Graña B, Fernández, N, Balmaña J.  The role of platinum compounds for the treatment of breast cancer.Current Breast Cancer Reports 2013; 5: 11-22
  • Bosch N, Junyent N, Gadea N, Brunet J, Ramón Y Cajal T, Torres A, Graña B, Velasco A, Darder E, Mensa I, Balmaña J.  What factors may influence psychological well being at three months and one year post BRCA genetic result disclosure? Breast 2012 Dec; 21(6): 755-60
  • Borràs E, Pineda M, Brieger A, Hinrichsen I, Gómez C, Navarro M, Balmaña J, Ramón Y Cajal T, Torres A, Brunet J, Blanco I, Plotz G, Lázaro C, Capellá G.  Comprehensive functional assessment of MLH1 variants of unknown significance. Hum. Mutat. 2012 Nov; 33(11): 1576-88
  • Blanco A, de la Hoya M, Balmaña J, Ramón Y Cajal T, Teulé A, Miramar MD, Esteban E, Infante M, Benítez J, Torres A, Tejada MI, Brunet J, Graña B, Balbín M, Pérez-Segura P, Osorio A, Velasco EA, Chirivella I, Calvo MT, Feliubadaló L, Lasa A, Diez O, Carracedo A, Caldés T, Vega A.  Detection of a large rearrangement in PALB2 in Spanish breast cancer families with male breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2012 Feb; 132(1): 307-15
  • Thomassen M, Blanco A, Montagna M, Hansen Tv, Pedersen IS, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Menéndez M, Fachal L, Santamariña M, Steffensen AY, Jønson L, Agata S, Whiley P, Tognazzo S, Tornero E, Jensen UB, Balmaña J, Kruse TA, Goldgar DE, Lázaro C, Diez O, Spurdle AB, Vega A. Characterization of BRCA1 and BRCA2 splicing variants: a collaborative report by ENIGMA consortium members. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2012 Apr; 132(3): 1009-23
  • Juvekar A, Burga LN, Hu H, Lunsford EP, Ibrahim YH, Balmaña J, Rajendran A, Papa A, Spencer K, Lyssiotis CA, Nardella C, Pandolfi PP, Baselga J, Scully R, Asara JM, Cantley LC, Wulf GM.  Combining a PI3K inhibitor with a PARP inhibitor provides an effective therapy for BRCA1-related breast cancer.Cancer Discov 2012 Nov; 2(11): 1048-63
  • Ruiz de Garibay G, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Garre P, Bonache S, Romero A, Palomo L, Sanchez de Abajo A, Benítez J, Balmaña J, Pérez-Segura P, Diaz-Rubio E, Diez O, Caldés T, de la Hoya M. Characterization of four novel BRCA2 large genomic rearrangements in Spanish breast/ovarian cancer families: review of the literature, and reevaluation of the genetic mechanisms involved in their origin.Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2012 May; 133(1): 273-83
  • Kastrinos F, Steyerberg EW, Mercado R, Balmaña J, Holter S, Gallinger S, Siegmund KD, Church JM, Jenkins MA, Lindor NM, Thibodeau SN, Burbidge LA, Wenstrup RJ, Syngal S.  The PREMM(1,2,6) model predicts risk of MLH1, MSH2, and MSH6 germline mutations based on cancer history.Gastroenterology 2011 Jan; 140(1): 73-81
  • Graña B, Fachal L, Darder E, Balmaña J, Ramón Y Cajal T, Blanco I, Torres A, Lázaro C, Diez O, Alonso C, Santamariña M, Velasco A, Teulé A, Lasa A, Blanco A, Izquierdo A, Borrás J, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Vega A, Brunet J.  Germline ATM mutational analysis in BRCA1/BRCA2 negative hereditary breast cancer families by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2011 Jul; 128(2): 573-9
  • Serrano C, Alonso J, Gómez-Mariano G, Aguirre E, Diez O, Gadea N, Bosch N, Balmaña J, Graña B. Low penetrance hereditary retinoblastoma in a family: what should we consider in the genetic counselling process and follow up? Fam. Cancer 2011 Sep; 10(3): 617-21
  • Domchek SM, Mitchell G, Lindeman GJ, Tung NM, Balmaña J, Isakoff SJ, Schmutzler R, Audeh MW, Loman N, Scott C, Friedlander M, Kaufman B, Garber JE, Tutt A, Robson ME.  Challenges to the development of new agents for molecularly defined patient subsets: lessons from BRCA1/2-associated breast cancer. J. Clin. Oncol. 2011 Nov; 29(32): 4224-6
  • Bonifaci N, Palafox M, Pellegrini P, Osorio A, Benítez J, Peterlongo P, Manoukian S, Peissel B, Zaffaroni D, Roversi G, Barile M, Viel A, Mariette F, Bernard L, Radice P, Kaufman B, Laitman Y, Milgrom R, Friedman E, Sáez ME, Climent F, Soler MT, Diez O, Balmaña J, Lasa A, Ramón Y Cajal T, Miramar MD, de la Hoya M, Pérez-Segura P, Caldés T, Moreno V, Urruticoechea A, Brunet J, Lázaro C, Blanco I, Pujana MA, González-Suárez E.  Evidence for a link between TNFRSF11A and risk of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2011 Oct; 129(3): 947-54
  • Balmaña J, Domchek SM, Tutt A, Garber JE.  Stumbling blocks on the path to personalized medicine in breast cancer: the case of PARP inhibitors for BRCA1/2-associated cancers. Cancer Discov 2011 Jun; 1(1): 29-34
  • Balmaña J, Diez O, Rubio IT, Cardoso F.  BRCA in breast cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines.Ann. Oncol. 2011 Sep; 22 Suppl 6: vi31-4
  • Diez O, Pelegrí A, Gadea N, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Masas M, Tenés A, Bosch N, Balmaña J, Graña B. Novel BRCA1 deleterious mutation (c.1949_1950delTA) in a woman of Senegalese descent with triple-negative early-onset breast cancer. Oncol Lett 2011 Nov; 2(6): 1287-1289
  • Peixoto A, Santos C, Pinheiro M, Pinto P, Soares MJ, Rocha P, Gusmão L, Amorim A, van der Hout A, Gerdes AM, Thomassen M, Kruse TA, Cruger D, Sunde L, Bignon YJ, Uhrhammer N, Cornil L, Rouleau E, Lidereau R, Yannoukakos D, Pertesi M, Narod S, Royer R, Costa MM, Lázaro C, Feliubadaló L, Graña B, Blanco I, de la Hoya M, Caldés T, Maillet P, Benais-Pont G, Pardo B, Laitman Y, Friedman E, Velasco EA, Duran M, Miramar MD, Valle AR, Calvo MT, Vega A, Blanco A, Diez O, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Balmaña J, Ramón Y Cajal T, Alonso C, Baiget M, Foulkes W, Tischkowitz M, Kyle R, Sabbaghian N, Ashton-Prolla P, Ewald IP, Rajkumar T, Mota-Vieira L, Giannini G, Gulino A, Achatz MI, Carraro DM, de Paillerets BB, Remenieras A, Benson C, Casadei S, King MC, Teugels E, Teixeira MR.  International distribution and age estimation of the Portuguese BRCA2 c.156_157insAlu founder mutation. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2011 Jun; 127(3): 671-9
  • Balmaña J, Diez O, Rubio I, Castiglione M.  BRCA in breast cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines.Ann. Oncol. 2010 May; 21 Suppl 5: v20-2
  • Sanz J, Ramón Y Cajal T, Torres A, Darder E, Gadea N, Velasco A, Fortuny D, López C, Fisas D, Brunet J, Alonso MC, Balmaña J.  Uptake of predictive testing among relatives of BRCA1 and BRCA2 families: a multicenter study in northeastern Spain. Fam. Cancer 2010 Sep; 9(3): 297-304
  • Diez O, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Balmaña J.  Heterogeneous prevalence of recurrent BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in Spain according to the geographical area: implications for genetic testing. Fam. Cancer 2010 Jun; 9(2): 187-91
  • Diez O, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Mediano C, Masas M, Saura C, Gadea N, Balmaña J.  A novel de novo BRCA2 mutation of paternal origin identified in a Spanish woman with early onset bilateral breast cancer.Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2010 May; 121(1): 221-5
  • Pierce LJ, Phillips KA, Griffith KA, Buys S, Gaffney DK, Moran MS, Haffty BG, Ben-David M, Kaufman B, Garber JE, Merajver SD, Balmaña J, Meirovitz A, Domchek SM.  Local therapy in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers with operable breast cancer: comparison of breast conservation and mastectomy. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2010 Jun; 121(2): 389-98
  • Quispe I, Balmaña J.  [Predictive models for identification of germline mutation carriers in Lynch syndrome]. Med Clin (Barc) 2010 Apr; 134(9): 412-7
  • Milne RL, Osorio A, Ramón Y Cajal T, Baiget M, Lasa A, Diaz-Rubio E, de la Hoya M, Caldés T, Teulé A, Lázaro C, Blanco I, Balmaña J, Sánchez-Ollé G, Vega A, Blanco A, Chirivella I, Esteban Cardeñosa E, Duran M, Velasco E, Martínez de Dueñas E, Tejada MI, Miramar MD, Calvo MT, Guillén-Ponce C, Salazar R, San Román C, Urioste M, Benítez J.  Parity and the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2010 Jan; 119(1): 221-32
  • Balmaña J, Castells A, Cervantes A.  Familial colorectal cancer risk: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines.Ann. Oncol. 2010 May; 21 Suppl 5: v78-81
  • Borràs E, Pineda M, Blanco I, Jewett EM, Wang F, Teulé A, Caldés T, Urioste M, Martínez-Bouzas C, Brunet J, Balmaña J, Torres A, Ramón Y Cajal T, Sanz J, Pérez-Cabornero L, Castellví-Bel S, Alonso A, Lanas A, González S, Moreno V, Gruber SB, Rosenberg NA, Mukherjee B, Lázaro C, Capellá G. MLH1 founder mutations with moderate penetrance in Spanish Lynch syndrome families. Cancer Res. 2010 Oct; 70(19): 7379-91
  • Balmaña J, Diez O, Castiglione M.  BRCA in breast cancer: ESMO clinical recommendations. Ann. Oncol. 2009 May; 20 Suppl 4: 19-20
  • Kastrinos F, Allen JI, Stockwell DH, Stoffel EM, Cook EF, Mutinga ML, Balmaña J, Syngal S. Development and validation of a colon cancer risk assessment tool for patients undergoing colonoscopy.Am. J. Gastroenterol. 2009 Jun; 104(6): 1508-18
  • Fortuny D, Balmaña J, Graña B, Torres A, Ramón Y Cajal T, Darder E, Gadea N, Velasco A, López C, Sanz J, Alonso C, Brunet J.  Opinion about reproductive decision making among individuals undergoing BRCA1/2 genetic testing in a multicentre Spanish cohort. Hum. Reprod. 2009 Apr; 24(4): 1000-6
  • Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Coderch V, Masas M, Balmaña J, Diez O.  The variants BRCA1 IVS6-1G>A and BRCA2 IVS15+1G>A lead to aberrant splicing of the transcripts. Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2009 Sep; 117(2): 461-5
  • Balmaña J, Balaguer F, Castellví-Bel S, Steyerberg EW, Andreu M, Llor X, Jover R, Castells A, Syngal S.  Comparison of predictive models, clinical criteria and molecular tumour screening for the identification of patients with Lynch syndrome in a population-based cohort of colorectal cancer patients. J. Med. Genet. 2008 Sep; 45(9): 557-63
  • Balmaña J, Stockwell DH, Steyerberg EW, Stoffel EM, Deffenbaugh AM, Reid JE, Ward B, Scholl T, Hendrickson B, Tazelaar J, Burbidge LA, Syngal S.  Prediction of MLH1 and MSH2 mutations in Lynch syndrome. JAMA 2006 Sep; 296(12): 1469-78