Potential Therapeutic Targets for Gastric Poorly Differentiated Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Abstract #1775

Introduction: Gastric poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma (G-PDNEC) is rare and aggressive. Patients often present with distant metastases at initial diagnosis.
Aim(s): To investigate the expression of SSTR2A and some key components of the AKT/mTOR signaling pathwayin G-PDNEC for potential target therapy.
Materials and methods: We evaluated 127 G-PDNECs by immunohistochemistry. SSTR2A membranous positivity was graded from 0-3+. TSC2, P70S6K, and p4EBP1 cytoplasmic staining, p-mTOR nuclear staining, and pAKT,PTEN nuclear/cytoplasmic staining were scored as positive if >5% of cells stained.
Conference: 14th Annual ENETS conference (2017)
Category: Basic Science - Signaling pathways, receptors, biomarkers
Presenting Author: PROF. Yuan Ji

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