CIP2A expression and prognostic role in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma

Tuomo Rantanen, Tuuli Kauttu, Jonne Åkerla, Teemu Honkanen, Leena Krogerus, Jarmo Salo, Timo Paavonen, Niku Oksala

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CIP2A is overexpressed in many cancers, including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. The regulation of c-MYC and CIP2A expression is characterized by a positive feedback mechanism facilitating the expression of both of them and accelerating cancer cell proliferation in gastric cancer. Increased CIP2A expression is a predictor of poor survival in some cancers. The incidence of positive CIP2A immunostaining and its association with c-MYC and its predictive value in esophageal adenocarcinoma are unknown. All esophageal adenocarcinoma patients from 1990 to 2007 with sufficient material for analysis of CIP2A and c-MYC in two university hospitals were included in the study. In addition, biopsies from Barrett's epithelium from the cancer patients and control tissue from normal esophageal mucosa adjacent to the tumor were included. CIP2A was moderately or strongly positive in 77.9 %, and c-MYC in 93.8 % of the cancer specimens. These frequencies were statistically different from the expression in normal esophageal epithelium. In addition, there was a positive correlation between CIP2A and c-MYC expression (p = 0.018). According to adjusted Cox regression survival analysis, CIP2A and c-MYC had no effect on survival. However, among patients with stage IVA-IVB cancer, there was a trend toward poor prognosis in CIP2Apositive patients. The expression of CIP2A and c-MYC was associated with each other, and their overexpression was found in most cases of esophageal adenocarcinoma. However, CIP2A and c-MYC had no effect on survival.

Original languageEnglish
Article number684
Pages (from-to)684
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • C-MYC
  • CIP2A
  • Esophageal adenocarcinoma
  • Prognosis
  • Survival

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