HER-2/neu oncogene activation by either gene amplification and/or protein overexpression has been documented in several human malignancies. Irresp. of protein overexpression, HER-2/neu gene amplification is rare in lung cancer and studies on its prevalence and clinicopathol. implications in early stage nonsmall cell lung cancer (NCSLC) and neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the lung are lacking. We evaluated HER-2/neu abnormalities in 345 Stage I NSCLC and 207 Stage I-III NET of the lung of all the diverse histol. types, by using immunohistochem. and fluorescent in situ hybridization in selected cases. Overall, HER-2/neu immunoreactivity was detected in 23% of 345 NSCLC and in 7% of 207 NET. Gene amplification was seen in only 7 (7.4%) of the immunoreactive tumors, with high-level amplification (HER-2/neu gene to chromosome 17 ratio > 4.0) in 3 adenocarcinomas, 1 squamous-cell carcinoma and 1 large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC), and low-level amplification (HER-2/neu gene to chromosome 17 ratio from 2.0 to 4.0) in 1 squamous-cell carcinoma and 1 LCNCE. None of tested carcinoids and SCLC showed gene amplification. All but 1 gene amplified case exhibited 2+ or 3+ membrane labeling. No relationship was found between gene amplification or protein overexpression and patients' survival or other clinicopathol. variables. HER-2/neu gene amplification and protein overexpression are not closely correlated in lung carcinomas and do not bear any prognostic implication. Among neuroendocrine tumors, LCNEC show a slightly higher prevalence of either HER-2/neu gene amplification or protein overexpression.
Lack of prognostic implications of HER-2/neu abnormalities in 345 stage I nonsmall cell carcinomas (NSCLC) and 207 stage I-III neuroendocrine tumours (NET) of the lung / G. Pelosi, B. Del Curto, P. Dell'Orto, F. Pasini, G. Veronesi, L. Spaggiari, P. Maisonneuve, A. Iannucci, A. Terzi, A. Lonardoni, G. Viale. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER. - ISSN 0020-7136. - 113:1(2005), pp. 101-108.
|Titolo:||Lack of prognostic implications of HER-2/neu abnormalities in 345 stage I nonsmall cell carcinomas (NSCLC) and 207 stage I-III neuroendocrine tumours (NET) of the lung|
PELOSI, GIUSEPPE (Primo)
DEL CURTO, BARBARA (Secondo)
VIALE, GIUSEPPE (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Amplification; Early stage; FISH; Gene; HER-2/neu; Neuroendocrine tumours; NSCLC; Prognosis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/08 - Anatomia Patologica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijc.20542|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|