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High c-Myb Expression Associates with Good Prognosis in Colorectal Carcinoma

Authors

TICHÝ Michal KNOPFOVÁ Lucia JARKOVSKÝ Jiří VLČEK Petr KATOLICKÁ Jana ČAPOV Ivan HERMANOVÁ Markéta ŠMARDA Jan BENEŠ Petr

Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Cancer
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Web http://www.jcancer.org/v10p1393.htm
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.7150/jca.29530
Keywords c-Myb; colorectal cancer; prognosis; survival
Description Colorectal cancer (CRC) represents a serious challenge for oncologists due to high incidence and large heterogeneity. Prognostic factors are needed to stratify patients according to risk of disease progression. In this study, we report that high expression of c-Myb protein, determined by immunohistochemistry (IHC), associates with better overall and disease-free survival (OS, DFS) in a cohort of 103 patients. Although MYB has been previously considered to act as oncogene in CRC, our further analysis of datasets deposited in PrognoScan and SurvExpress databases confirmed that high MYB expression largely associates with good prognosis in CRC. As therapies targeting c-Myb have been developed and tested in preclinical studies, we believe that further studies are needed for detailed understanding of c-Myb function in CRC, before the c-Myb-targeted therapy enters clinical trials.
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