The prognostic significance of chromosome 18q allelic loss was evaluated in a series of 118 patients with curatively resected TNM stage II or stage III colon cancer. Chromosome 18q status was determined on frozen tumour samples, using microsatellite markers and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). tumour site, extramural venous invasion, flow cytometric nuclear DNA content and p53 protein expression. When patients were stratified by tumour stage, a significant survival advantage for patients whose tumour had no allelic loss on chromosome 18q was observed in stage II as well as in stage III disease. In multivariate analysis, status of chromosome 18q was the only significant independent prognostic factor for both disease-free and overall survival. These results indicate that assessment of chromosome 18q status provides relevant prognostic information in colon cancer and might be employed in the selection of patients for adjuvant therapy.

Chromosome 18q allelic loss and prognosis in stage II and III colon cancer

LANZA, Giovanni;GAFA', Roberta;MAESTRI, Iva;DEL SENNO, Laura
1998

Abstract

The prognostic significance of chromosome 18q allelic loss was evaluated in a series of 118 patients with curatively resected TNM stage II or stage III colon cancer. Chromosome 18q status was determined on frozen tumour samples, using microsatellite markers and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). tumour site, extramural venous invasion, flow cytometric nuclear DNA content and p53 protein expression. When patients were stratified by tumour stage, a significant survival advantage for patients whose tumour had no allelic loss on chromosome 18q was observed in stage II as well as in stage III disease. In multivariate analysis, status of chromosome 18q was the only significant independent prognostic factor for both disease-free and overall survival. These results indicate that assessment of chromosome 18q status provides relevant prognostic information in colon cancer and might be employed in the selection of patients for adjuvant therapy.
Lanza, Giovanni; Matteuzzi, M; Gafa', Roberta; Orvieto, E; Maestri, Iva; Santini, A; DEL SENNO, Laura
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