Immunohistochemical Biomarker Expression in Gastro-Entero-Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors at ENETS Centre of Excellence, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland


Introduction: Gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NET) are a heterogeneous tumor entity with respect to biological behaviour and prognosis. This makes diagnosis and treatment a major challenge.

Aim(s): We aim to define new immunohistochemical markers expressed by specific GEP-NET subgroups with prognostic or predictive value and potential new therapy targets.

Materials and methods: At the ENETS CoE Zurich tissue microarray (TMA) blocks were constructed with 147 tissue samples of tumors diagnosed from 2000 to 2017, including primary tumors and metastasis. Tissue microarray sections were immunostained for SOX-9, SOX-10, SSTR-2 +, PDL-1, thyroid transcription factor 1 (TTF1), estrogen receptor-α (ER-α) and -β (ER-β), progesterone receptor (PR), androgen receptor (AR), BRAF and HER2.

Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)

Presenting Author: Siebenhüner A

Authors: Duschek S, Weber A, Curioni-Fontecedro A, Siebenhüner A,

Keywords: Biomarker, immunohistochemistry, GEP-NET, TMA, Prognosis, hormone receptor,

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