The Chinese-German Journal of Clinical Oncology

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 275–278

Expression of cyclin E and its relationship with the prognosis of patients with breast cancer

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10330-005-0371-z

Cite this article as:
He, W., Huang, T. & Wang, H. Chinese German J Clin Oncol (2006) 5: 275. doi:10.1007/s10330-005-0371-z

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the expression of cyclin E in breast cancer tissues and its relationship with prognosis of the patients with breast cancer. Methods: The expression of cyclin E, HER-2/neu, nm23-H1 and actin was detected in 80 breast cancer tissues and 18 benign breast tumor tissues by immunohistochemical methods. The relationship between cyclin E and the remaining genes or the clinical data of the patients with breast cancer was analyzed. Results: The over expression rate of cyclin E in malignant tissues was obviously higher than that in benign tumor tissues (P<0.01). The over expression of cyclin E in later stage of disease was higher than that in early stage of disease (P<0.05). The expression of cyclin E in ER positive tissues was lower than that in ER negative tissues (P<0.05). The expression of cyclin E in PR positive tissues and PR negative tissues had no significant difference (P>0.05). The expression of cyclin E in HER-2/neu positive tissues was higher than that in HER-2/neu negative tissues (P<0.05). And the expression of cyclin E in ER, PR and HER-2/neu all positive tissues was much higher (P<0.01). There was no significant difference in the expression of cyclin E between nm23-H1 positive tissues and nm23-H1 negative tissues (P>0.05). The expression of cyclin E in actin positive and continuous distribution tissues was lower than that in actin negative or discontinuous distribution tissues (P<0.05). Conclusion: The expression of cyclin E has a strong correlation to the prognosis of the patients with breast cancer.

Key words

cyclin E breast tumor prognosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General Surgery, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina