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Aberrant expression of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 oncogene is not a common feature in osteosarcoma.

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Source
Hum Pathol. 2011 Jun;42(6):859-66
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2011
Author
Daniel Baumhoer
Jan Smida
Katja Specht
Karin Bink
Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez
Michael Rosemann
Heide Siggelkow
Walter B J Nathrath
Michael J Atkinson
Stefan Bielack
Gernot Jundt
Michaela Nathrath
Author Affiliation
Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Basel, 4031 Basel, Switzerland. dbaumhoer@mac.com
Source
Hum Pathol. 2011 Jun;42(6):859-66
Date
Jun-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Bone Neoplasms - genetics - metabolism - pathology
Child
Child, Preschool
DNA, Neoplasm - analysis
Female
Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic - physiology
Humans
Immunohistochemistry
In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence
Male
Middle Aged
Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis
Osteosarcoma - genetics - metabolism - pathology
Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
Prognosis
RNA, Messenger - metabolism
Receptor, erbB-2 - genetics - metabolism
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Tumor Markers, Biological - genetics - metabolism
Young Adult
Abstract
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 expression in osteosarcoma and its relationship to prognosis have been the subject of several conflicting reports, most of them relying on immunohistochemical studies. Because the urgent need of prognostic markers and effective new treatment options for osteosarcoma patients, we evaluated the role of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 in 2 well-characterized sets of pretherapeutic osteosarcoma samples (46 paraffin-embedded and 46 fresh-frozen biopsy samples) using immunohistochemistry with 2 different antibodies [DAKO A0485 (Glostrup, Denmark) and Novocastra CB11 (Newcastle, UK)] as well as fluorescence in situ hybridization, real-time polymerase chain reaction, and SNP array analyses and correlated our findings with clinicopathological parameters. However, our study failed to detect unequivocal evidence of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 gene amplification or overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 messenger RNA or protein in any of the investigated tumors. Only in a small subset of samples, a moderate increase in messenger RNA levels (13.6%) or focal membranous immunoreactivity (8.7%; A0485) was detected but did not correlate with survival or response to chemotherapy. Cytoplasmic staining was identified more frequently (63%; CB11) but again did not show any association with clinicopathological parameters. In conclusion, our study does not support a role for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 as a prognostic marker in osteosarcoma.
PubMed ID
21292304 View in PubMed
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