Correlation of p53 and MIB-1 expression with both the systemic recurrence and survival in cases of phyllodes tumors of the breast.

Authors: Yonemori, K  Hasegawa, T  Shimizu, C  Shibata, T  Matsumoto, K  Kouno, T  Ando, M  Katsumata, N  Fujiwara, Y 
Citation: Yonemori K, etal., Pathol Res Pract. 2006;202(10):705-12. Epub 2006 Aug 2.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:16889904
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1016/j.prp.2006.05.006

Phyllodes tumors are rare primary tumors of the breast. The study aimed at evaluating the immunohistochemical features of phyllodes tumors of the breast that may be useful for predicting the clinical outcome. We examined the immunohistochemical expression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), HER2/neu, CD117/c-kit, p53, and MIB-1, and analyzed correlations between the immunohistochemical findings and the clinical outcome. The study included 41 patients with phyllodes tumor (20 benign, 5 borderline, and 16 malignant). Systemic recurrence occurred in 9 patients. The 2-year survival rate was 84%, and the 2-year recurrence-free survival rate was 77%. Six patients developed systemic recurrence within the first year after surgery. None of the phyllodes tumors was positive for HER2/neu or CD117/c-kit. Positive staining for p53 was seen in 10 phyllodes tumors (24%), and the median MIB-1 index was 10%. Both p53 expression and the MIB-1 index, but not the expression status of EGFR, were significantly correlated with the recurrence-free and overall survival. p53 expression status and MIB-1 index may be significant prognostic factors in patients with phyllodes tumors, and careful postoperative follow-up may be important in those cases showing positive expression of p53 and/or MIB-1 index.


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