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The prognostic significance of human epidermal growth factor receptor correlations in squamous cell cervical carcinoma.

Authors: Fuchs, I  Vorsteher, N  Buhler, H  Evers, K  Sehouli, J  Schaller, G  Kummel, S 
Citation: Fuchs I, etal., Anticancer Res. 2007 Mar-Apr;27(2):959-63.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:17465227

The aim of this study was to investigate the expression and prognostic influence of HER1 (EGFR), HER2 (c-erb-B2), HER3 (c-erb-B3) and HER4 (cerb-B4) in squamous cell cervical carcinomas (SCC) and the importance of receptor correlations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 78 SCC were stained immunohistochemically for HER1-HER4. HER2 gene amplification was determined using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Parametric correlations were performed between the four receptors and tumor characteristics. Overall survival was evaluated by uni- and multivariate analyses. RESULTS: Overexpression was found in 63% of SCC for HER1, in 21.8% for HER2, in 74.4% for HER3 and in 79.5% for HER4. Correlations were observed between HER1 and HER4 (p = 0.019). Survival analyses revealed a significant association of HER1 overexpression with favorable outcome (p = 0.016), while overexpression of HER2 and HER3 was associated with poor prognosis (p = 0.006; p = 0.05, respectively). HER1 remained significant in multivariate analysis. CONCLUSION: These data suggest that the prognostic relevance of the different HER receptors is influenced by the balance between the various receptors, especially of HER4.


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Created: 2008-02-20
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