Tumor Biology

, Volume 37, Issue 7, pp 8775–8782 | Cite as

Correlations of fascin-1 and cadherin-17 protein expression with clinicopathologic features and prognosis of patients with gastric cancer

  • Lin Tu
  • Jia Xu
  • Ming Wang
  • Wen-Yi Zhao
  • Zi-Zhen Zhang
  • Chun-Chao Zhu
  • De-Feng Tang
  • Ye-Qian Zhang
  • Da-Hu Wang
  • Jing Zuo
  • Hui Cao
Original Article


We aim to explore the associations of fascin-1 and cadherin-17 in gastric cancer (GC) to the clinicopathologic features and prognosis of GC. Case group included 204 GC tissues while control group comprised 204 paired adjacent cancer tissues. Expressions of fascin-1 and cadherin-17 were measured with immunohistochemistry and western blot and then analyzed statistically in relation to clinicopathologic features and survival time. Survival curve was drawn by Kaplan-Meier method, and independent prognostic factors were identified with Cox proportional hazards regression model. Fascin-1 was positively expressed in 45.1 % of GC tissues and in 27.5 % of adjacent cancer tissues, respectively (P < 0.05); cadherin-17 was positively expressed in 51.5 % of GC tissues and in 33.8 % of adjacent cancer tissues (P < 0.05). Fascin-1 expression in GC tissues was related to tumor size (P = 0.001) and Lauren classification (P = 0.001). Cadherin-17 expression in GC tissues was related to tumor size (P < 0.001), Lauren classification (P = 0.009), clinical staging (P = 0.001), and distant metastasis (P = 0.002). Fascin-1 expression was positively correlated with cadherin-17 expression in GC tissues (r = 0.828, P < 0.01). Patients with positive expression of both fascin-1 and cadherin-17 had lower survival rates than those with negative expression (all P < 0.01). Cox regression analysis showed that fascin-1 expression, cadherin-17 expression, tumor size, and differentiation were independent risk factors for GC (all P < 0.05). Fascin-1 and cadherin-17 are related to clinicopathologic features of GC and are independent adverse prognostic factors for GC.


Gastric cancer Fascin-1 Cadherin-17 Lauren classification Invasion Lymph node metastasis Clinical staging Differentiation 



This study was supported by the grant of National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81272743) and Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology (No. 13411950902).

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This research was carried out in strict consistence with the protocols established by the Ethics Committee of Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. All the experimental procedures in this study were in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. The informed consents were obtained from all subjects who participated in this study, and this study was approved by the local institutional review board.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lin Tu
    • 1
  • Jia Xu
    • 1
  • Ming Wang
    • 1
  • Wen-Yi Zhao
    • 1
  • Zi-Zhen Zhang
    • 1
  • Chun-Chao Zhu
    • 1
  • De-Feng Tang
    • 1
  • Ye-Qian Zhang
    • 1
  • Da-Hu Wang
    • 1
  • Jing Zuo
    • 1
  • Hui Cao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Ren Ji Hospital, School of MedicineShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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