Vasohibin-1 as a novel prognostic factor for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Chisaho Torii, Yasuhiro Hida, Masanobu Shindoh, Kosuke Akiyama, Noritaka Ohga, Nako Maishi, Yoichi Ohiro, Mitsunobu Ono, Yasunori Totsuka, Yoshimasa Kitagawa, Kanchu Tei, Yasufumi Sato, Kyoko Hida

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Abstract

Aim: We evaluated the prognostic value of vasohibin-1 (VASH1) expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Materials and Methods: Immunohistochemistry for VASH1 and cluster of differentiation 34 (CD34) was performed on 61 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma specimens. The association between VASH1 expression in the tumour and clinical outcomes was analyzed statistically. Results: VASH1 staining in normal tissue adjacent to cancerous tissue was negative, whereas it was positive in tumour blood vessels and AE1/AE3 and Ki67-positive tumour cells. Therefore, we examined the association between VASH1 expression in the tumour and clinical outcomes. Patients with high VASH1 expression in tumour had significantly shorter disease-free survival and more frequently had lymph node recurrence than those with low VASH1 expression. Conclusion: These results suggest that VASH1 expression is associated with tumour progression and may be useful as a prognostic marker of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1219-1225
Number of pages7
JournalAnticancer research
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar

Keywords

  • Angiogenesis
  • Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
  • Prognosis
  • Vasohibin-1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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