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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Her2 Expression In Brazilian Patients With Estrogen And Progesterone Receptor-negative Breast Carcinoma
Author: Ramalho S.
Serra K.P.
Vassallo J.
Soares F.A.
Pinto G.A.
Teixeira L.C.
Cunha I.W.D.
Derchain S.F.M.
de Souza G.
Abstract: The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between clinical and pathological factors and survival in patients with double negative HER2-overexpressing carcinoma and triple negative carcinoma. One hundred and sixty-one (161) patients diagnosed with breast cancer negative for estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) were included. Of the total, 58 patients had double negative HER2-overexpressing (ER/PR-negative and HER2-positive) and 103 had triple negative (ER-negative, PR-negative and HER2-negative). ER and PR expression was assessed through immunohistochemistry (IHC) and HER2 expression was measured by immunohistochemistry and Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH) analysis in tissue microarray. More than 80% had stages II and III disease and histologic grade III and nuclear grade 3. Patients with triple negative breast carcinoma had undifferentiated histologic types in 11% of cases and vascular invasion in 14.5%. Both groups had more than 50% visceral metastases. HER2 expression (p= 0.42) and vascular invasion (p= 0.05) did not interfere with survival. Survival of patients with Stages I-II disease was significantly longer than in those with Stage III disease both for double negative HER2-overexpressing carcinomas (p< 0.0001) and triple negative carcinomas (p= 0.03). The study shows that hormone receptor-negative breast carcinomas were undifferentiated and diagnosed at advanced stages and that HER2 expression was not associated with overall survival. © 2012 Elsevier GmbH.
Citation: Acta Histochemica. , v. 115, n. 2, p. 120 - 127, 2013.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.acthis.2012.05.002
Date Issue: 2013
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