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Prognostic significance of the detection of peripheral blood CEACAM5mRNA-positive cells by real-time polymerase chain reaction in operable colorectal cancer.
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PMID:  21071514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical relevance of circulating CEACAM5mRNA-positive cells in patients with operable colorectal cancer (CRC).
METHODS: Peripheral blood was obtained from 265 patients with operable CRC before the initiation of adjuvant systemic therapy from 96 normal donors and RNA prepared from the Lovo and ARH-77 CRC and leukemic cell lines, respectively, was used as positive and negative controls. The detection of CEACAM5mRNA-positive cells was done using a real-time PCR assay. The association with known prognostic factors and the effect of CEACAM5mRNA-positive cells on patients' prognosis was investigated.
RESULTS: The analytical detection limit of the method was found to correspond to 0.7 Lovo cell equivalence/5 μg RNA, with a sensitivity of 1 tumor cell/10(5) normal cells and a specificity of 97%. Ninety-eight (37%) patients had detectable circulating CEACAM5mRNA-positive cells. Detection of CEACAM5mRNA-positive cells was significantly associated with higher relapse rate (P < 0.001), decreased disease-free survival (DFS; P < 0.001), higher death rate (P = 0.017), and decreased median overall survival (P = 0.025). Multivariate analysis revealed that the detection of circulating CEACAM5mRNA-positive cells was an independent prognostic factor for decreased DFS [HR = 3.4; 95% CI: 2.0-5.9; P < 0.001].
CONCLUSIONS: Detection of peripheral blood CEACAM5mRNA-positive cells is an adverse prognostic factor correlated with poor clinical outcome in patients with operable CRC.
Nikolaos Vardakis; Ippokratis Messaritakis; Chara Papadaki; Georgios Agoglossakis; Maria Sfakianaki; Zacharenia Saridaki; Stella Apostolaki; Ioannis Koutroubakis; Maria Perraki; Dora Hatzidaki; Dimitris Mavroudis; Vassilis Georgoulias; John Souglakos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1078-0432     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Cancer Res.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502500     Medline TA:  Clin Cancer Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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©2010 AACR.
Department of Medical Oncology, University General Hospital of Heraklion, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece.
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