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Pathological significance of epidermal growth factor receptor expression and amplification in human gliomas.
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PMID:  22978472     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Zhao L-l, Xu K-l, Wang S-w, Hu B-l & Chen L-r (2012) Histopathology Pathological significance of epidermal growth factor receptor expression and amplification in human gliomas Aims:  To investigate epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression and amplification in gliomas and to assess their association with survival. Methods and results:  Immunohistochemistry and fluorescence in-situ hybridization were performed to analyse EGFR status in 158 cases of primary glioma. Kaplan-Meier survival and Cox regression analyses were performed to analyse the prognosis of patients. Overexpression of EGFR and expression of EGFR variant III (EGFRvIII) were found in 102 cases (64.6%) and 47 cases (29.7%), respectively. Overexpression of EGFR was significantly correlated with World Health Organization (WHO) grade and Karnofsky performance score (KPS) (both P < 0.05). Expression of EGFRvIII was significantly correlated with WHO grade, gender, age, and KPS (all P < 0.05). EGFR amplification was found in 46 cases (29.1%), and was significantly correlated with WHO grade, age, KPS and EGFR overexpression (all P < 0.05). Cox multifactor analysis showed that EGFR amplification was an independent unfavourable prognostic factor for human gliomas at all ages, and EGFRvIII was an independent prognostic factor in patients older than 60 years. Conclusions:  EGFR amplification and EGFRvIII expression were associated with an unfavourable prognosis for patients of all ages, and for those older than 60 years, respectively. The differing significance of EGFR status in young and old glioma patients and its impact on prognosis needs further study.
Li-Li Zhao; Kan-Lun Xu; Shan-Wei Wang; Bai-Lai Hu; Li-Rong Chen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Histopathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2559     ISO Abbreviation:  Histopathology     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7704136     Medline TA:  Histopathology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Limited.
Department of Pathology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province Department of Pathology, Department of Basic Medicine, Xi'an Medical University, Xi'an, Shanxi Province, China.
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