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The Relationship between B7-H4 Expression and Clinicopathological Characteristics in Clinical Stage T1 Conventional Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Jung SG, Choi KU, Lee SD, Lee ZZ, Chung MK - Korean J Urol (2011)

Bottom Line: Recurrence during the follow-up period occurred in 5 cases in the group with positive B7-H4 expression and in 7 cases in the group with negative B7-H4 expression, respectively (p=0.035).In the univariate analysis, a statistically significant relationship was observed only for the presence of B7-H4 expression (p=0.0019).In the multivariate analysis, other than the expression of B7-H4, cancer size and TNM stage had effects on the recurrence of cancer.

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Affiliation: Department of Urology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: The diagnosis of clinically early-stage (T1) renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has increased. The present study evaluated the association of B7-H4 expression on the pathological outcome and recurrence of carcinoma in the T1 stage of RCC.

Materials and methods: Among patients who underwent partial or radical nephrectomy after diagnosis of T1 stage RCC during the period of January 2000 to March 2007, 102 pathologically confirmed cases of clear cell carcinoma were included in this study. The patients' medical records were reviewed retrospectively. For the immunohistochemical staining tests, the B7-H4 antibody (Abbiotec 1:500) was used, and clinicopathological characteristics were analyzed.

Results: The mean age of the patients (39 males: 38.2%, 63 females: 61.8%) was 53.0±12.0 years (range, 31-74 years), and the mean follow-up time was 33.4±21.0 months (range, 6-84 months). B7-H4 expression was positive in 18 cases and negative in 84 cases. Recurrence during the follow-up period occurred in 5 cases in the group with positive B7-H4 expression and in 7 cases in the group with negative B7-H4 expression, respectively (p=0.035). In the univariate analysis, a statistically significant relationship was observed only for the presence of B7-H4 expression (p=0.0019). In the multivariate analysis, other than the expression of B7-H4, cancer size and TNM stage had effects on the recurrence of cancer.

Conclusions: For clear cell RCC, B7-H4 expression had a critical impact on the prognosis of the patients, particularly on the recurrence of the carcinoma in patients with clinical stage T1 RCC.

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Immunohistochemical staining of B7-H4. (A) Negative, (B) Positive (H&E, ×200).
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Figure 1: Immunohistochemical staining of B7-H4. (A) Negative, (B) Positive (H&E, ×200).

Mentions: The sporadic expression of B7-H4 protein in the distal convoluted tubules was considered the positive control group. Cases in which expression of the B7-H4 protein was detected in more than 10% of the tumor cells were considered positive, and cases in which expression was less than 10% were considered negative [11]. The results of the staining were interpreted by one pathologist. The tumor cells that were stained reddish brown with B7-H4 antibody were read as positive (Fig. 1).


The Relationship between B7-H4 Expression and Clinicopathological Characteristics in Clinical Stage T1 Conventional Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Jung SG, Choi KU, Lee SD, Lee ZZ, Chung MK - Korean J Urol (2011)

Immunohistochemical staining of B7-H4. (A) Negative, (B) Positive (H&E, ×200).
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Figure 1: Immunohistochemical staining of B7-H4. (A) Negative, (B) Positive (H&E, ×200).
Mentions: The sporadic expression of B7-H4 protein in the distal convoluted tubules was considered the positive control group. Cases in which expression of the B7-H4 protein was detected in more than 10% of the tumor cells were considered positive, and cases in which expression was less than 10% were considered negative [11]. The results of the staining were interpreted by one pathologist. The tumor cells that were stained reddish brown with B7-H4 antibody were read as positive (Fig. 1).

Bottom Line: Recurrence during the follow-up period occurred in 5 cases in the group with positive B7-H4 expression and in 7 cases in the group with negative B7-H4 expression, respectively (p=0.035).In the univariate analysis, a statistically significant relationship was observed only for the presence of B7-H4 expression (p=0.0019).In the multivariate analysis, other than the expression of B7-H4, cancer size and TNM stage had effects on the recurrence of cancer.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Urology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: The diagnosis of clinically early-stage (T1) renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has increased. The present study evaluated the association of B7-H4 expression on the pathological outcome and recurrence of carcinoma in the T1 stage of RCC.

Materials and methods: Among patients who underwent partial or radical nephrectomy after diagnosis of T1 stage RCC during the period of January 2000 to March 2007, 102 pathologically confirmed cases of clear cell carcinoma were included in this study. The patients' medical records were reviewed retrospectively. For the immunohistochemical staining tests, the B7-H4 antibody (Abbiotec 1:500) was used, and clinicopathological characteristics were analyzed.

Results: The mean age of the patients (39 males: 38.2%, 63 females: 61.8%) was 53.0±12.0 years (range, 31-74 years), and the mean follow-up time was 33.4±21.0 months (range, 6-84 months). B7-H4 expression was positive in 18 cases and negative in 84 cases. Recurrence during the follow-up period occurred in 5 cases in the group with positive B7-H4 expression and in 7 cases in the group with negative B7-H4 expression, respectively (p=0.035). In the univariate analysis, a statistically significant relationship was observed only for the presence of B7-H4 expression (p=0.0019). In the multivariate analysis, other than the expression of B7-H4, cancer size and TNM stage had effects on the recurrence of cancer.

Conclusions: For clear cell RCC, B7-H4 expression had a critical impact on the prognosis of the patients, particularly on the recurrence of the carcinoma in patients with clinical stage T1 RCC.

No MeSH data available.


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