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Prognostic Significance of Glycolytic Metabolic Change Related to HIF-1alpha in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas.
Sook Hee Hong, Sang Young Roh, Yoon Ho Ko, Hye Sung Won, Myung Ah Lee, In Sook Woo, Jae Ho Byun, Jin Hyoung Kang, Young Seon Hong, Chan Kwon Jung, Yeon Sil Kim, Young Hoon Ju, Min Sik Kim
Korean J Pathol. 2010;44(4):360-369.
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Growing tumors adapt to a hypoxic environment and increase anaerobic glycolysis. This metabolic switch is related to aggressive behavior. We investigated the relationship between glycolytic metabolism biomarkers associated with hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1alpha and prognosis.
We performed immunohistochemical staining of HIF-1alpha, pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDK) 1 and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) 5 in 74 patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) who had received curative radical resection.
High reactivity of HIF-1alpha, PDK 1 and LDH 5 was observed in 29 (39.2%), 32 (43.2%) and 54 (73.0%) patients, respectively. Expression levels of the three biomarkers were significantly correlated. All three markers were highly expressed in 16 (21.6%) patients. Elevated expression of the three markers was associated with increased invasiveness (p = 0.043) and recurrence (p = 0.017) of tumors. In survival analysis, upregulation of the three markers was additionally associated with shorter disease free survival (DFS, p = 0.001) and overall survival (OS, p = 0.002). High expression of all three markers was a strong independent prognostic factor for DFS (p = 0.030) and OS (p = 0.026).
Oral SCC with altered glycolytic metabolism exhibits a more invasive and aggressive phenotype. Our results indicate that glycolytic metabolism biomarkers related to HIF-1alpha may be independent prognostic factors in patients with oral SCC.


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Concurrence of Spatially Separated Medullary Carcinoma and Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid Gland: A Report of Three Cases.
Changyoung Yoo, Chan Kwon Jung, Hyeok Sang Kwon, Sung Hun Kim, Min Sik Kim, Seung Nam Kim, Kyo Young Lee
Korean J Pathol. 2007;41(3):207-212.
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Although medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) may coexist with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) as a collision tumor within the same nodule or as two or more spatially separated tumors, these two carcinomas rarely coexist. We encountered three cases of sporadic MTCs spatially separated from PTCs, which occurred concurrently, either within the same thyroid lobe or in different thyroid lobes. In each of the cases the patients underwent total thyroidectomy and neck dissection. PTC metastases of the lymph node were observed in two of the cases and MTC metastasis of the lymph node was observed in one case. Among the multiple thyroid nodules affected by both MTCs and PTCs, only the dominant nodules had spread to the lymph nodes. Because MTC has a different clinical significance from PTC, in patients with multiple thyroid nodules, appropriate diagnostic approaches, such as fine needle aspiration of all possible nodules and measurement of serum calcitonin level, should be performed.

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