112P - Macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 as a biomarker for diagnosis and prognosis of stage I–II non-small cell lung cancer

Date 15 April 2016
Event European Lung Cancer Conference 2016 (ELCC) 2016
Session Poster lunch
Topics Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Translational Research
Basic Principles in the Management and Treatment (of cancer)
Presenter Yu-Ning Liu
Citation Journal of Thoracic Oncology (2016) 11 (supplement 4): S57-S166. S1556-0864(16)X0004-4
Authors Y. Liu, D. Shen, K. Sun
  • Thoracic Surgery, Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), 100021 - Beijing/CN



Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer death and has a poor prognosis. Biomarkers should be established to improve patient care especially in early-stage NSCLC. The macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1) can promote tumor invasiveness and metastasis. Therefore, our aim was to delineate the diagnostic and prognostic value of serum MIC-1 in patients with early-stage NSCLC.


A total of 152 consecutive patients with stage I–II NSCLC were retrospectively reviewed and underwent follow up after total resection of tumor. Serum MIC-1 level was evaluated in patients and 229 healthy controls, and was correlated with clinical features and prognosis of patients.


The level of MIC-1 of NSCLC patients was significantly higher than that of controls (P 60 years old) at diagnosis (P = 0.001) and female gender (P = 0.03). There was a significant difference between the overall survival for patients with high level of MIC-1 (≥1000 pg/ml) and low level of MIC-1(log rank, P = 0.045). The overall 3-year survival rate in patients with high level of MIC-1 was significantly lower than that of patients with low MIC-1 level (84.0% vs. 97.8%, P 


The high level of serum MIC-1 might be served as a potential biomarker for diagnosis and poorer outcome in patients with early-stage NSCLC. The clinical significance could be evaluated in future studies with larger sample size.

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Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.


Beijing Marathon of Hope special fund clinical topics


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.