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, 33 (5), 363-6

[Correlation of TOP2A Gene Expression and Survival of Breast Cancer Patients]

[Article in Chinese]
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[Correlation of TOP2A Gene Expression and Survival of Breast Cancer Patients]

[Article in Chinese]
Hui Meng et al. Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi.

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the TOP2A RNA expression and the relationship of TOP2A protein expression with metastasis-free interval in breast cancer patients.

Methods: TOP2A expression was analyzed prior to surgery in 86 patients. The level of TOP2A gene amplification was analyzed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), its RNA expression level with RT-PCR, and their correlation with TOP2A protein expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC). The correlation between RNA expression level and metastasis-free interval in breast cancer patients was also analyzed.

Results: Aberrations (amplification or deletion) of TOP2A copy number was observed in 25.6% (22/86) of the cases. TOP2A protein expression was detected in 66.3% (57/86) of the samples. There was a significant correlation between the TOP2A RNA expression and protein expression (P < 0.001). TOP2A gene expression was significantly associated with the metastasis-free interval in the breast cancer patients (P = 0.001). There was no significant correlation between TOP2A gene amplification and TOP2A protein expression (P = 0.211).

Conclusions: TOP2A RNA level is an objective and reliable prognostic indicator in breast cancer.

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