Galectin 4 is a biomarker for early recurrence and death after surgical resection for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

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Background: Galectins are a group of carbohydrate-binding proteins that are involved in neoplastic development and progression. In a previous mass spectrometry-based study, we identified galectin 4 as a down-regulated protein in short-term survivors of pancreatic cancer. This study was performed to validate the prognostic value of galectin 4 in a larger cohort of pancreatic cancer patients undergoing surgical resection. Methods: Galectin 4 expression was evaluated by tissue microarrays and immunohistochemistry in 140 patients with surgically resected pancreatic cancer. Kaplan-Meier and Cox proportional hazards modeling were used to explore the association between galectin 4 and survival. Results: Galectin 4 staining expression was positive in 111 cases (79.3%). The expression of galectin 4 was significantly associated with tumor size (p =.008) and differentiation (p =.001). Galectin 4 expression was significantly correlated with disease recurrence within 1 year of surgery (adjusted HR 0.485, p =.027). There was also a significant association between galectin 4 and overall survival at 1 year (adjusted HR 0.482, p =.047) and at 3 years (adjusted HR 0.550, p =.025). Conclusion: Galectin 4 expression is a novel biomarker for early recurrence and mortality after surgical resection for pancreatic cancer.


Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Wenzhou Medical University
  • Skåne University Hospital

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Gastroenterologi
  • Cancer och onkologi


Sidor (från-till)95-100
TidskriftScandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Tidigt onlinedatum2018 dec 16
StatusPublished - 2019
Peer review utfördJa

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