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Anticancer Res. 2017 Aug;37(8):4615-4621.

The Prognostic Value of the 8th Edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Staging System in HER2-Enriched Subtype Breast Cancer, a Retrospective Analysis.

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1
Breast Disease Center, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China.
2
Cardiff China Medical Research Collaborative, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, U.K.
3
Breast Disease Center, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China liuyinhua@medmail.com.cn.

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIM:

The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) released its 8th edition of tumor staging which is to be implemented in early 2018. The present study aimed to analyze the prognostic value of AJCC 8th edition Cancer Staging System in HER2-enriched breast cancer, on a retrospective cohort.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

This study was a retrospective single-center study of HER2-enriched breast cancer cases diagnosed from January 2008 to December 2014. Clinicopathological features and follow up data including disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) were analyzed to explore prognostic factors for disease outcome. We restaged patients based on the 8th edition of the AJCC cancer staging system and analyzed prognostic value of the Anatomic Stage Group and the Prognostic Stage Group.

RESULTS:

The study enrolled 170 HER2-enriched subtype breast cancer patients with 5-year disease free survival (DFS) of 85.1% and 5-year overall survival (OS) of 86.8%. Prognostic stages of 117 cases (68.8%) changed compared with anatomic stages, with 116 upstaged cases and 1 downstaged case. The Anatomic Stage Groups had a significant prognostic impact on DFS (χ2=16.752, p<0.001) and OS (χ2=25.038, p<0.001). The Prognostic Staging Groups had a significant prognostic impact on DFS (χ2=6.577, p=0.037) and OS (χ2=21.762, p<0.001). In the multivariate analysis, both stage groups were independent predictors of OS.

CONCLUSION:

Both Anatomic and Prognostic Stage Groups in the 8th edition of the AJCC breast cancer staging system had prognostic value in HER2-enriched subtype breast cancer. The Prognostic Stage system was a breakthrough on the basis of anatomic staging system.

KEYWORDS:

AJCC cancer staging system; Breast cancer; HER2-enriched subtype; prognostic value

PMID:
28739761
DOI:
10.21873/anticanres.11862
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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