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CD133 expression and the prognosis of colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Chen S, Song X, Chen Z, Li X, Li M, Liu H, Li J - PLoS ONE (2013)

Bottom Line: We found that a total of 15 studies involving 810 CD133-high and 1487 CD133-low patients met the inclusion criteria for the analysis of 5-year overall survival (OS) rate.Our meta-analysis results suggest that CD133 is an efficient prognostic factor in CRC.Higher CD133 expression is significantly associated with poorer clinical outcome and some clinicopathological factors such as T category, N category and vascular invasion in CRC patients.

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Affiliation: Department of Gastrointestinal Tumor Surgery, Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, China.

ABSTRACT

Objective: CD133 has recently been reported as a marker of cancer stem-like cells in colorectal cancer (CRC). However, its predictive value in CRC still remains controversial. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the association between the expression of CD133 and clinicopathological features and the outcome of CRC patients by performing a meta-analysis.

Methods: A comprehensive literature search for relevant studies published up to December 2012 was performed using PubMed, MEDLINE and ISI Web of Science. Only articles in which CD133 antigen was detected in situ localisation by immunohistochemical staining were included. This meta-analysis was done using RevMan 4.2 software.

Results: We found that a total of 15 studies involving 810 CD133-high and 1487 CD133-low patients met the inclusion criteria for the analysis of 5-year overall survival (OS) rate. In a random-effects model, the results showed that CD133-high expression in colorectal cancer was an independent prognostic marker correlating with both OS rate (RR = 0.67, 95%CI 0.54-0.82, P<0.01) and disease free survival (DFS) rate (RR = 0.71, 95%CI 0.52-0.96, P = 0.03). CD133-high expression was also associated with more T3,4 tumor invasion, N positive and vascular invasion cases, corresponding to a risk difference of 1.12 (95%CI 1.01-1.23, P = 0.03), 1.31 (95%CI 1.06-1.63, P = 0.01) and 1.24 (95%CI 1.08-1.41, P<0.01), respectively. However, when types of histology, lymphatic invasion and distant metastasis were considered, CD133 overexpression was not significantly related with these clinicopathological parameters.

Conclusion: Our meta-analysis results suggest that CD133 is an efficient prognostic factor in CRC. Higher CD133 expression is significantly associated with poorer clinical outcome and some clinicopathological factors such as T category, N category and vascular invasion in CRC patients.

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pone-0056380-g006: Funnel plot of studies used in the analysis of CRC 5-year OS rat

Mentions: We performed an analysis to evaluate the influence of individual studies on the summary 5-year OS rate. The effect was not dominated by any single study, and omission of any study at a time made no difference(Begg’s P value = 0.373 and Egger’s P value = 0.202, Figure 4, 5). In addition, funnel plot was performed to estimate the publication bias of the included literature. The shapes of the funnel plots showed that selected studies did not have apparent asymmetry (Figure 6).


CD133 expression and the prognosis of colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Chen S, Song X, Chen Z, Li X, Li M, Liu H, Li J - PLoS ONE (2013)

Funnel plot of studies used in the analysis of CRC 5-year OS rat
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3569427&req=5

pone-0056380-g006: Funnel plot of studies used in the analysis of CRC 5-year OS rat
Mentions: We performed an analysis to evaluate the influence of individual studies on the summary 5-year OS rate. The effect was not dominated by any single study, and omission of any study at a time made no difference(Begg’s P value = 0.373 and Egger’s P value = 0.202, Figure 4, 5). In addition, funnel plot was performed to estimate the publication bias of the included literature. The shapes of the funnel plots showed that selected studies did not have apparent asymmetry (Figure 6).

Bottom Line: We found that a total of 15 studies involving 810 CD133-high and 1487 CD133-low patients met the inclusion criteria for the analysis of 5-year overall survival (OS) rate.Our meta-analysis results suggest that CD133 is an efficient prognostic factor in CRC.Higher CD133 expression is significantly associated with poorer clinical outcome and some clinicopathological factors such as T category, N category and vascular invasion in CRC patients.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Gastrointestinal Tumor Surgery, Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, China.

ABSTRACT

Objective: CD133 has recently been reported as a marker of cancer stem-like cells in colorectal cancer (CRC). However, its predictive value in CRC still remains controversial. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the association between the expression of CD133 and clinicopathological features and the outcome of CRC patients by performing a meta-analysis.

Methods: A comprehensive literature search for relevant studies published up to December 2012 was performed using PubMed, MEDLINE and ISI Web of Science. Only articles in which CD133 antigen was detected in situ localisation by immunohistochemical staining were included. This meta-analysis was done using RevMan 4.2 software.

Results: We found that a total of 15 studies involving 810 CD133-high and 1487 CD133-low patients met the inclusion criteria for the analysis of 5-year overall survival (OS) rate. In a random-effects model, the results showed that CD133-high expression in colorectal cancer was an independent prognostic marker correlating with both OS rate (RR = 0.67, 95%CI 0.54-0.82, P<0.01) and disease free survival (DFS) rate (RR = 0.71, 95%CI 0.52-0.96, P = 0.03). CD133-high expression was also associated with more T3,4 tumor invasion, N positive and vascular invasion cases, corresponding to a risk difference of 1.12 (95%CI 1.01-1.23, P = 0.03), 1.31 (95%CI 1.06-1.63, P = 0.01) and 1.24 (95%CI 1.08-1.41, P<0.01), respectively. However, when types of histology, lymphatic invasion and distant metastasis were considered, CD133 overexpression was not significantly related with these clinicopathological parameters.

Conclusion: Our meta-analysis results suggest that CD133 is an efficient prognostic factor in CRC. Higher CD133 expression is significantly associated with poorer clinical outcome and some clinicopathological factors such as T category, N category and vascular invasion in CRC patients.

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