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Poster display session

5075 - Diagnostic and Prognostic Impact of Plasma Osteopontin in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Date

10 Sep 2017

Session

Poster display session

Presenters

Jin-Ching Lin

Citation

Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_5): v372-v394. 10.1093/annonc/mdx374

Authors

J. Lin1, W. Wang2, Y.C. Liu1

Author affiliations

  • 1 Radiotion_oncology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, 40705 - Taichung/TW
  • 2 Department Of Nursing, Hung Kuang University, 40705 - Taichung/TW
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Abstract 5075

Background

We investigated the diagnostic and prognostic impact of plasma osteopontin (pOPN) concentrations in advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).

Methods

Pre-treatment plasma samples from 138 patients with previously untreated and biopsy-proven NPC were collected. Plasma samples from another 70 healthy volunteer were served as control. OPN concentrations were measured by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The patient characteristics were- age range 24-83 and median 48 years, male/female=97/41, WHO pathology type I/II/III=1/105/32, stage III/IV(M0)/IVC(M1) = 57/73/8. The treatment consisted of radiotherapy alone (2), concurrent chemoradiotherapy (28), and neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus radiotherapy (100) for M0 patients, and systemic chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy for M1 patients (8).

Results

NPC patients (median 97.2 ng/mL; interquartile range 72.1-130.4) had significantly higher pOPN level than normal control (median 61.6 copies/ml; interquartile range 44.9-88.1), P100 ng/mL) correlated with some clinically poor prognostic factors, such as older age, male gender, advanced T-stage, and advanced overall stage. Pretreatment pOPN affected patients’ survival as well as rates of distant failure. The 5-year overall survival (56.6% vs. 81.4%, P=0.0036) and metastasis-free survival (66.3% vs. 81.2%, P=0.0726) were significantly lower in patients with pretreatment pOPN > 100 ng/mL than in those with pOPN < 100 ng/mL.

Conclusions

Pretreatment pOPN levels can serve as a useful diagnostic and prognostic marker for advanced NPC.

Clinical trial identification

Legal entity responsible for the study

Taichung Veteran General Hospital

Funding

Taichung Veteran General Hospital

Disclosure

All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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