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Prognostic role of c-Met in head and neck squamous cell cancer tissues: a meta-analysis



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Časopis / Zdroj Scientific reports
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

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Klíčová slova c-Met
Popis This meta-analysis aims to evaluate the effects of high c-Met levels in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) on survival and clinicopathological features. Publications concerned with the clinical significance of c-Met protein expression in HNSCC were identified from the Scopus and Web of Science database searches. To elucidate the relationship between c-Met expression and clinical outcomes, a meta-analysis of the selected articles was conducted. Seventeen publications involving a total of 1724 patients met the inclusion criteria. c-Met overexpression was significantly correlated with poor overall survival (hazard ratio (HR) = 2.19, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.55-3.10). c-Met immunohistochemical staining positivity was also associated with worse relapse-free survival (HR = 1.64, 95% CI = 1.24-2.17) and presence of regional lymph node metastases (odds ratio (OR) = 1.76, 95% CI = 1.26-2.45). High levels of c-Met expression in HNSCC predict unfavorable prognosis associated with common clinicopathological features.
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