A comprehensive analysis of immunohistochemical studies in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma using the survival tree model

Tomohiro Iguchi, Natsumi Yamashita, Shinichi Aishima, Yousuke Kuroda, Takahiro Terashi, Keishi Sugimachi, Ken Ichi Taguchi, Akinobu Taketomi, Yoshihiko Maehara, Masazumi Tsuneyoshi

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Abstract

Objective: Various immunohistochemical studies have been performed regarding intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), including the cell cycle-related proteins (p27, cyclin D1, 14-3-3σ, p53, cyclin B1 and Ki-67), the proto-oncogenes (c-erbB-2 and c-Met), the extracellular matrix proteins (tenascin and laminin) and others (β-catenin, epidermal growth factor receptor, osteopontin, aquaporin 1, MUC5AC and fascin). Nevertheless, none of these have been proven to be a predictive power of the prognosis with high specificity and sensitivity for ICC. Methods: Sixty-one patients with ICC were selected and ICC specimens were immunohistochemically stained with the above 16 markers, as previously reported. Results: The immunoreactivity of osteopontin, tenascin and Ki-67 divided the patients with ICC into 4 subgroups by the survival tree model. There was a significant relationship between the location of the tumor, TNM classification, histological differentiation, tumor size, lymphatic permeation, perineural invasion, lymph node metastasis, intrahepatic metastasis and viral infection among the 4 subgroups. In addition, there was a significant difference in survival among the 4 subgroups. Conclusion: In this study, the subgrouping by the survival tree model might be helpful for predicting the patients' prognosis in ICC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalOncology
Volume76
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Iguchi, T., Yamashita, N., Aishima, S., Kuroda, Y., Terashi, T., Sugimachi, K., Taguchi, K. I., Taketomi, A., Maehara, Y., & Tsuneyoshi, M. (2009). A comprehensive analysis of immunohistochemical studies in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma using the survival tree model. Oncology, 76(4), 293-300. https://doi.org/10.1159/000207506