The 3H-thymidine labelling index (3H-dT LI) of cell suspensions from fresh material and the flow cytometric S-phase (FCM-S) of nuclei recovered from paraffin blocks were determined on the same pathologic lymph node specimen for 190 non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs). FCM-S was defined by a planimetric method and by an optimization procedure. Poor correlation coefficients were observed among the three cell kinetic variables. All three cell kinetic variables were significant indicators of 8-year survival and median survival time. The life-regression procedure evidenced a significant relative contribution of 3H-dT LI and FCM-S, thus suggesting a different biologic meaning of the two cell kinetic variables. This finding was further supported by evidence that simultaneous use of 3H-dT LI and FCM-S can identify groups of patients with different survival better than when either modality is used alone. Multivariate analysis indicated that the risk groups as defined by cell kinetic variables are predictors of survival even in the presence of established factors such as histology and stage.
|Titolo:||Contribution of 3H-thymidine labelling index and flow cytometric S-phase in predicting survival of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma|
|Parole Chiave:||Humans; Prognosis; S Phase; Flow Cytometry; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin; Autoradiography; Thymidine|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/01 - Statistica Medica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ott-1992|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1038/bjc.1992.337|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|