Independent association of angiogenesis index with outcome in prostate cancer

Citation
R. Mehta et al., Independent association of angiogenesis index with outcome in prostate cancer, CLIN CANC R, 7(1), 2001, pp. 81-88
Citations number
31
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Oncology
Journal title
CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH
ISSN journal
1078-0432 → ACNP
Volume
7
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
81 - 88
Database
ISI
SICI code
1078-0432(200101)7:1<81:IAOAIW>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
New molecular factors have been characterized that are associated with the prognosis of prostate carcinoma patients, including p53 status and angiogen esis, We reported recently that mutant p53 (mp53) was associated with decre ased expression of an endogenous inhibitor of angiogenesis, thrombospondin- 1 (TSP-1), and increased microvessel density in melanoma and breast cancer. In this study, we performed a similar analysis on primary prostate carcino ma to determine whether these factors were associated with each other or pa tient outcomes. Paraffin-embedded specimens of 98 cases of primary prostate carcinoma were obtained and examined to confirm tissue diagnosis and Gleas on scores. Carcinoma-specific levels of p53, TSP-1, and tumor angiogenesis were determined using semiquantitative immunohistochemistry (IHC) methods. Acquisition of mp53 was significantly associated with decreased TSP-1 (P = 0.002) and increased angiogenesis (P < 0.0001), An angiogenesis index integ rating mp53, TSP-1, and angiogenesis (CD31) scores was found to be an indep endent predictor of survival in univariate and multivariate analyses that i ncluded Gleason score, clinical stage, and patient age. Further validation of the angiogenesis index in prostate carcinoma may provide a new tool to s tratify patient risk.