Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1373--1378

CD105 (endoglin) expression as a prognostic marker of angiogenesis in squamous cell cervical cancer treated with radical radiotherapy


Evrim Metcalfe1, Deniz Arik2, Tufan Oge3, Durmus Etiz1, Omer Tarik Yalcin3, Sare Kabukcuoglu2, Ozgul Pasaoglu2, S Sinan Ozalp3 
1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Eskisehir Osmangazi University Medical Faculty, Eskisehir, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Eskisehir Osmangazi University Medical Faculty, Eskisehir, Turkey
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eskisehir Osmangazi University Medical Faculty, Eskisehir, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Evrim Metcalfe
Department of Radiation Oncology, Eskisehir Osmangazi University Medical Faculty, Eskisehir
Turkey

Introduction: Increased levels of endoglin may represent a new reagent of active neovascularization and angiogenesis process in various cancer types. The prognostic value of tumor CD105 (endoglin) expression in cervical squamous cell cancer (CSCC) patients treated with radical radiotherapy (RT) ± chemotherapy was investigated. Materials and Methods: CD105 (endoglin) expression was assessed by immunohistochemical methods in seventy patients, who were treated with radical RT ± chemotherapy for CSCC. The prognostic effects of CD105 on patient and treatment characteristics, local-regional control, and survival were assessed. Results: The median follow-up was 24 (5–99) months for the whole cohort. The median CD105 microvessel density was 55.5 (range; 12–136). Age (≤61 vs. >:61 years; P = 0.015), lymph node metastasis status (absent vs. present; P = 0.028), International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage (Ib–IIa vs. IIb–IVa; P = 0.036), cycles of concurrent chemotherapy (1–3 vs. 4–6 cycles; P = 0.001), and hemoglobin levels (≤10 g/dL vs. >:10 g/dL; P = 0.006) appeared to associate significantly with overall survival on univariate analysis. Discussion: No correlation was identified between the tumor CD105 (endoglin) expression and survival in CSCC patients treated with radical RT ± chemotherapy.


How to cite this article:
Metcalfe E, Arik D, Oge T, Etiz D, Yalcin OT, Kabukcuoglu S, Pasaoglu O, Ozalp S S. CD105 (endoglin) expression as a prognostic marker of angiogenesis in squamous cell cervical cancer treated with radical radiotherapy.J Can Res Ther 2018;14:1373-1378


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Metcalfe E, Arik D, Oge T, Etiz D, Yalcin OT, Kabukcuoglu S, Pasaoglu O, Ozalp S S. CD105 (endoglin) expression as a prognostic marker of angiogenesis in squamous cell cervical cancer treated with radical radiotherapy. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 13 ];14:1373-1378
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