Hsp-27 is not expressed and has no prognostic significance in rectal adenocarcinoma

F. K. Storm*, D. M. Mahvi, K. W. Gilchrist

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This investigation involves the expression of heat shock protein 27 (hsp-27) in rectal carcinoma. Hsp-27 protein expression is correlated with prognosis in patients with node-negative breast cancer as well as malignant fibrous histiocytoma. It may be an important predictor of outcome in other high risk tumors which could influence the use of adjuvant therapy. Archival primary tumor specimens of 44 patients with previously untreated surgically resected adenocarcinoma of the rectum and 5-year minimum follow-up were evaluated by immunohistochemistry for hsp-27 expression. Patients were stratified by age, gender, degree of invasion and differentiation, lymph node status, local recurrence and survival. No tumor in this investigation expressed this protein to any significant degree. Hsp-27, therefore, has no value for predicting the outcome of patients with rectal carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-148
Number of pages3
JournalRegional Cancer Treatment
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993


  • heat shock protein 27
  • hsp-27
  • rectal carcinoma
  • srp-27
  • stress response protein 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology


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