Background: To investigate the expression of insulin-like growth factor-I receptor (IGF-IR) and sushi domaincontaining protein 3 (SUSD3) in breast cancer tissue, and analyze their relationship with clinical parameters and the correlation betweenthe two proteins. Materials and
Methods: The expression of IGF-IR and SUSD3 in 100 cases of breast cancer tissues and adjacent normal breast tissues after surgery was detected by immunohistochemical technique MaxVisionTM, and the relationship with clinical pathological features was further analyzed.
Results: The positive rate of IGF-IR protein was 86.0% in breast cancer, higher than 3.0% in adjacent normalbreast tissue (P<0.05) .The positive expression rate of SUSD3 protein was 78.0% in breast cancer, higher than 2.0% in adjacent normal breast tissue (P<0.05). The expression of IGF-IR and SUSD3 was related to estrogen receptor and pathological types (P<0.05),but not with age, stage, the expression of HER-2 and Ki-67 (P>0. 05). The expression of IGF-IR and SUSD3 in breast cancer tissue was positively related (r= 0.553, P<0.01).
Conclusions: The expression of IGF-IR and SUSD3 may be correlated to the occurrence and development of breast cancer. The combined detection of IGF-IR, SUSD3 and ER may play an important role in judging prognosis and guiding adjuvant therapy after surgery of breast cancer.