Predictive value of cathepsin D and Ki-67 expression at the deepest penetration site for lymph node metastases in gastric cancer

Citation
H. Goishi et al., Predictive value of cathepsin D and Ki-67 expression at the deepest penetration site for lymph node metastases in gastric cancer, ONCOL REP, 7(4), 2000, pp. 713-718
Citations number
29
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Oncology
Journal title
ONCOLOGY REPORTS
ISSN journal
1021-335X → ACNP
Volume
7
Issue
4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
713 - 718
Database
ISI
SICI code
1021-335X(200007/08)7:4<713:PVOCDA>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
To search for reliable predictors for lymph node metastasis, we immunohisto chemically analyzed surgically resected gastric cancer specimens that showe d invasion of submucosa (sm) and muscularis propria (mp) of the tumor. The analysis investigated cathepsin D and Ki-67 expression in 136 specimens tha t were divided into an sm1/sm2 group and an sm3/mp group. In sm1/sm2 group, the incidence of lymph node metastases was significantly higher in tumors with high Ki-67 labeling index (LI) (44%) than in those with low Ki-67 LI ( 0%). In sm3/mp group, the incidence of lymph node metastases was significan tly higher in cathepsin D-positive (56%) and high Ki-67 LI tumors (64%) tha n in cathepsin D-negative (33%) and low Ki-67 LI (33%). Combined analysis o f cathesin D expression and Ki-67 LI correlated strongly with lymph node me tastases. No lesions with cathepsin D-negative expression and low Ki-67 LI had lymph node metastases in either group. Cathepsin D and Ki-67 expression may be useful predictors for lymph node metastases in gastric cancer with sm and mp invasion. As predictors, they can identify lesions without lymph node metastases and indicate lesions not needing additional treatment after endoscopic mucosal resection and laparoscopic gastrectomy.