IGFBP2 and IGFBP3 protein expressions in human breast cancer : association with hormonal factors and obesity

Probst-Hensch N. M., and Steiner, J. H. and Schraml, P. and Varga, Z. and Zurrer-Hardi U., and Storz, M. and Korol, D. and Fehr, M. K. and Fink, D. and Pestalozzi, B. C. and Lutolf, U. M. and Theurillat, J. P. and Moch, H.. (2010) IGFBP2 and IGFBP3 protein expressions in human breast cancer : association with hormonal factors and obesity. Clinical cancer research, Vol. 16, no. 3. pp. 1025-1032.

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PURPOSE: The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signaling system is involved in breast cancer initiation and progression. The prognostic relevance of tumor expression patterns of IGFI-related proteins remains poorly understood. This study associates the expression of selected IGF proteins with breast tumor and patient characteristics. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: IGFI, IGFI receptor, IGF-binding protein (IGFBP)2, and IGFBP3 expression was measured in 855 primary breast carcinomas by immunohistochemistry using tissue microarrays. We investigated the association of tumor and nodal stage, grade, hormone receptor status, HER2 gene amplification, menopausal status, body mass index, and survival with IGF protein expression. RESULTS: In contrast to IGFI, the expression of IGFI receptor, IGFBP2, and IGFBP3 was associated with estrogen receptor status. In addition, IGFBP3 was positively correlated with body mass index and premenopausal status. Importantly, IGFBP2 was an independent and positive predictor of overall survival (hazard ratio, 0.48; 95% confidence interval, 0.24-0.95; P = 0.04). There was a weak suggestion for IGFBP2 and overweight to modify each other's effect on survival. CONCLUSIONS: According to these results, which need confirmation in larger patient series, the prognostic relevance of IGFBP2 and IGFBP3 protein expressions in breast cancer may depend on the hormonal context and body weight
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Chronic Disease Epidemiology > Genetic Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases (Probst-Hensch)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Genetic Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases (Probst-Hensch)
UniBasel Contributors:Schraml, Peter Hans and Probst Hensch, Nicole
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Association for Cancer Research
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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