Expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and Ki-67 in soft tissue sarcoma. Is prognostic significance histotype-specific?
PFM Choong, M Akerman, H Willen, C Andersson, P Gustafson, T Alvegard, A Rydholm
APMIS | MUNKSGAARD INT PUBL LTD | Published : 1995
Abnormal patterns of proliferation characterize the behavior of many tumors. Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and Ki-67 are two cell cycle antigens which are expressed in proliferative states. Our study examines the prognostic value of these cell-cycle antigens in soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Paraffin-embedded primary tumor tissues from 185 patients (1980-92) were stained with the anti-PCNA antibody PC-10; 182 of these were stained with the antibody MIB-1 for Ki-67. Using PCNA ( 50%) and Ki-67 ( 10%) indices, we examined and compared metastasis-free survival (MFS) in a mixed-histotype group, as well as after subdivision into MFH and non-MFH groups. Fifty-seven patients developed metas..View full abstract