This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition gastric cancer
Sponsor Sun Yat-sen University
Start date July 2013
End date December 2013
Trial size 800 participants
Trial identifier NCT01927146, HER2 and Lauren


By literature review, there is a clear trend towards a potential role for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) as a negative prognostic factor in gastric cancer was shown, but only in half of the analyses used multivariate statistics. Besides, For the studies in the current review that have looked at the Lauren classification in relation to HER2, a higher level of overexpression or amplification was found in the intestinal phenotype compared to the diffuse or mixed types. As lauren classification was reported as an independent prognostic factor result in favored outcomes in gastric cancer (GC), there may probably be histologic bias exists when compare overall survival (OS) between HER2 statuses without controlling this confounding. Similarly, patients with different disease settings (early stage and advanced stage; resectable and metastatic) affect outcomes either.

In this study, the investigators will retrospectively analyze HER2 status and lauren classification in 800 gastric patients who received gastrectomy in the Cancer Center of Sun Yat-Sen University between January 1996 and December 2006 with formalin-fixed and paraffin- embedded tumor tissue samples. To avoid potential influence by histologic classifications and disease settings, the investigators assess difference in OS between HER2 positive and HER2 negative groups in resectable Lauren classification of GCs, and further evaluate the prognostic value of HER2 status according to tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) stages.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case-only
Time perspective retrospective
No intervention

Primary Outcomes

Overall survival
time frame: At least 5 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patients' admission date: 1996-2006. 2. Histologically confirmed gastric adenocarcinoma patients and underwent gastrectomy. 3. Adequate paraffin- embedded tumor tissue sample for pathologic and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status analysis. 4. Integrity medical records with regular survival follow up, the overall survival (OS) could be sourced. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Age<18 years old. 2. Other malignancy within the last 5 years, except for carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or basal cell carcinoma.

Additional Information

Official title Retrospective Study of Lauren Classifications and HER2 Status in Chinese Patients With Resectable Gastric Adenocarcinoma
Description It's a single site, retrospective study by review of medical records and tissue testing. Eight hundred gastric adenocarcinoma patients with integrity medical record and regular survival follow up who received gastrectomy in the Cancer Center of Sun Yat-Sen University between January 1996 to December 2006 were retrospectively studied. Formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tumor tissue samples were retrospectively tested by human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) and Lauren classification status. Her2 positive was defined as: immunohistochemistry (IHC) 2+ and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) +; or IHC 3+. 1. After HER2 status and lauren classification identifying, population used in overall survival (OS) comparison between Cohort 1(HER2 positive) and Cohort 2 (negative group) were carried out. According to Tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) classification, OS were to be compared between cohorts by different stages. 2. Correlate histopathological characteristics with HER2 status and lauren classification were performed in the total 800 patients. Meanwhile, independent prognostic factors identification was to be confirmed in clinicopathological features, including gender (male or female), age at diagnosis, tumor size (≤5cm or >5cm), location of primary tumor (proximal or distal), histology subtypes (well + moderate differentiated adenocarcinoma or poorly + signet ring cell differentiated adenocarcinoma), lauren classifications (diffuse type or intestinal type or mixed type), anemia (yes or no), angiolymphatic invasion (yes or no), the TNM staging system (American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 7th edition), and HER2 status (negative and positive).
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2013.
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