Evaluation of antibodies to human papillomavirus as prognostic markers in cervical cancer patients.
2002 (English)In: Gynecologic Oncology, ISSN 0090-8258, E-ISSN 1095-6859, Vol. 85, no 2, 333-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVES: We wished to evaluate whether the presence of antibodies to HPV or to the HPV oncoproteins E6 and E7 or type of HPV DNA is related to prognosis among cervical cancer patients.
METHODS: Blood samples were drawn from 313 patients with incident, untreated cervical cancer on admission to two hospitals in Sweden. Patients were followed from enrollment in 1984-1991 until death or up to June 1999. Clinical information was obtained from a review of medical records. Survival and cause of death were ascertained from both medical records and population-based cancer registries. The correlation of survival with antibodies to HPV16, to oncoproteins E6 and E7, and to type of HPV DNA was evaluated using multivariate Cox regression analysis, including stage, age, histology, and hospital in the model.
RESULTS: Stage was the only significant prognostic factor influencing cervical cancer patient survival (OR = 3.62, 95% CI = 2.71-4.83). Age over 50 was associated with increased death rate among stage I-IIa patients (OR = 2.29, 95% CI = 1.12-4.68). Presence of antibodies to the oncoproteins E6 and E7 or to the HPV16 capsid or type of HPV DNA did not associate significantly with disease prognosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Antibodies to HPV16 capsids and to oncoproteins E6 and E7 or type of HPV DNA do not appear to be useful as indicators of cervical cancer prognosis.
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2002. Vol. 85, no 2, 333-8 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113910DOI: 10.1006/gyno.2002.6628PubMedID: 11972397OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-113910DiVA: diva2:785599