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HER2/neu Expression and Gene Alterations in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma: A Comparative Immunohistochemistry and Chromogenic in Situ Hybridization Study Based on Tissue Microarrays and Computerized Image Analysis

14 mei 2009:  Bron: 1: Cancer Sci. 2009 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]Click here to read  

HER2-overexpressie wordt in verband gebracht met invloed op klinische resultaten bij verschillende vaste tumoren, zoals borstkanker. Echter, de correlatie tussen HER2-overexpressie en overleving bij alvleesklierkanker blijft onduidelijk. De invloed van HER2-overexpressie op overleving bij operatieve en curatieve ductaal alvleesklierkanker is nu onderzocht. Van alle operatief verwijderde tumoren werd de Her2Neu expressie gemeten en daarop getoestst aan overlevingskansen voor de patiënten. En daaruit blijkt dat bij alvleesklierkankerpatienten die een verhoogde Her2-Neu expressie hadden de prognose op overleven significant slechter was. (Mediane overlevingstijd, 14,7 versus 20,7 maanden respectievelijk; P = 0.0078 op de log-rank test).

Tweeëntwintig gevallen (17,1%) had een score van 0, 28 gevallen (21,7%) had een score van 1 +, 41 gevallen (31,8%) had een score van 2 +, en 38 gevallen (29,4%) hadden een score van 3 +.
HER2-overexpressie (score 2 + of 3 +) werd waargenomen in 79 gevallen (61,2%). Patiënten met HER2-overexpressie tumoren hadden aanzienlijk kortere overleving dan die met HER2 normale expressie (score 0 of 1 +) tumoren (mediane overlevingstijd, 14,7 versus 20,7 maanden respectievelijk; P = 0.0078 op de log-rank test). Op multivariate survival analyse bleek HER2-overexpressie een onafhankelijke prognostische factor (hazard ratio 1,806; P = 0,0258). Een aanzienlijk percentage van de alvleesklierkanker bleek HER2-overexpressie te hebben en de overexpressie van deze tyrosine kinase receptor bleek een onafhankelijke factor te zijn voor een slechtere prognose.

Deze resultaten moeten aanleiding zijn verder onderzoek van behandelingen met behulp van nieuwe moleculaire middelen gericht tegen HER2 eiwit ter verbetering van de overleving van pancreaskanker patiënten te initieren. (Cancer Sci 2009).

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HER2 overexpression correlates with survival after curative resection of pancreatic cancer.

Cancer Sci. 2009 Jul;100(7):1243-7. Epub 2009 Apr 21.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.

HER2 overexpression has been linked to clinical outcomes in several solid tumors, such as breast cancer. However, the correlation between HER2 overexpression and survival in pancreatic carcinoma remains unclear. The impact of HER2 overexpression on survival in pancreatic ductal cancer was examined. Immunohistochemical staining of 129 pancreatic cancers without hematogenous metastases or peritoneal dissemination treated by macroscopically curative resection were analyzed in association with survival data. To determine HER2 overexpression in this pancreatic cancer series, the polyclonal antibody included in HercepTest, which is used worldwide for clinical examination of HER2 overexpression in breast cancer, was used. Immunoreactivity was classified according to the scale presented in the HercepTest Scoring Guidelines. Twenty-two cases (17.1%) had a score of 0, 28 cases (21.7%) had of a score of 1+, 41 cases (31.8%) had a score of 2+, and 38 cases (29.4%) had a score of 3+. Therefore, HER2 overexpression (score 2+ or 3+) was observed in 79 cases (61.2%). Patients with HER2 overexpression tumors had significantly shorter survival times than those with HER2 normal expression (score 0 or 1+) tumors (median survival time, 14.7 vs 20.7 months, respectively; P = 0.0078 on the log-rank test). On multivariate survival analysis, HER2 overexpression remained an independent prognostic factor (hazard ratio, 1.806; P = 0.0258). A significant percentage of pancreatic cancers were demonstrated to have HER2 overexpression, and overexpression of this tyrosine kinase receptor proved to be an independent factor for a worse prognosis. These results should encourage further investigation of treatments using new molecular targeting agents against HER2 protein to improve the survival of pancreatic cancer patients. (Cancer Sci 2009).

PMID: 19432892 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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