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Assessing expression of MUC1 and ZAG protein biomarkers in prostate biopsies improves prediction of adverse pathology following radical prostatectomy

N Durrani, M Waldron, C Cherry, L Harewood, M Frydenberg, J Pedersen, J Mills

Open Prostate Cancer Journal | Published : 2015


Objectives: To determine whether assessing expression of MUC1 and ZAG proteins in prostate biopsies, by immunohistochemistry, improves prediction of radical prostatectomy histopathology, which in turn predicts longer-term outcomes. Methods: We studied 231 consecutive patients managed by two experienced urologic surgeons (MF, LH). Each patient had prostate biopsies revealing cancer followed by a radical prostatectomy. Expression of MUC1 and ZAG in biopsy tissue was assessed by immunohistochemistry, masked to the radical prostatectomy histopathology. Data were analysed by Chi-square, Fischer exact test & Mann Whitney U test followed by multivariate analysis using binary logistic regression. Re..

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