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Supplementary Table 2 from Detection of TIMP3 Promoter Hypermethylation in Salivary Rinse as an Independent Predictor of Local Recurrence-Free Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

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posted on 2023-03-31, 16:45 authored by Wenyue Sun, David Zaboli, Hao Wang, Yan Liu, Demetri Arnaoutakis, Tanbir Khan, Zubair Khan, Wayne M. Koch, Joseph A. Califano

PDF file - 68K, Association of each marker individually with disease-free survival, adjusted for other patient and clinical characteristics of age, HPV, primary tumor site, and pathologic tumor stage.



Purpose: To validate a panel of methylation-based salivary rinse biomarkers (P16, CCNA1, DCC, TIMP3, MGMT, DAPK, and MINT31) previously shown to be independently associated with poor overall survival and local recurrence in a larger, separate cohort of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).Experimental Design: One hundred ninety-seven patients were included. All pretreatment saliva DNA samples were evaluated for the methylation status of the gene promoters by quantitative methylation-specific PCR. The main outcome measures were overall survival, local recurrence-free survival, and disease-free survival.Results: In univariate analyses, the detection of hypermethylation of CCNA1, MGMT, and MINT31 was significantly associated with poor overall survival; the detection of hypermethylation of TIMP3 was significantly associated with local recurrence-free survival; and the detection of hypermethylation of MINT31 was significantly associated with poor disease-free survival. In multivariate analyses, detection of hypermethylation at any single marker was not predictive of overall survival in patients with HNSCC; detection of hypermethylation of TIMP3 in salivary rinse had an independent, significant association with local recurrence-free survival (HR = 2.51; 95% CI: 1.10–5.68); and none of the studied markers was significantly associated with disease-free survival.Conclusion: The detection of promoter hypermethylation of the seven genes in salivary rinse as an independent prognostic indicator of overall survival in patients with HNSCC was not validated. Detection of promoter hypermethylation of TIMP3 in pretreatment salivary rinse is independently associated with local recurrence-free survival in patients with HNSCC and may be a valuable salivary rinse biomarker for HNSCC recurrence. Clin Cancer Res; 18(4); 1082–91. ©2012 AACR.

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