alexa The Clinicopathological Features of BRAF Mutated Papillary Thyroid Cancers in Chinese Patients.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy

Author(s): Yang LB, Sun LY, Jiang Y, Tang Y, Li ZH,

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Abstract The BRAF(V600E) mutation is commonly found in papillary thyroid cancers (PTCs) at different frequencies in different regions. However, the association between the BRAF(V600E) mutation and clinicopathological features in Chinese PTC patients is unknown. A total of 543 Chinese patients with histologically confirmed PTC were enrolled in this study. For the BRAF mutation assay, the target fragments were amplified and sequenced with an ABI 3500 gene analyzer. In 170 of 543 samples (31.3\%), the BRAF(V600E) mutation was detected. In the bivariate analysis, the BRAF(V600E) mutation showed an association with bilaterality, tumor size, extrathyroidal invasion, and lymph node metastases (LNM). However, in the multivariate analysis, the BRAF(V600E) mutation was positively related to only tumor size (>1 cm) and extrathyroidal invasion. In addition, the multivariate analysis also showed that the age at diagnosis (<45 y) and tumor size (>1 cm) were independent predictors for LNM. In this study, the BRAF(V600E) mutation is positively associated with worse prognostic factors, including larger tumor size and the tumor extending to the thyroid capsule or extrathyroidal region; however, it is not an independent predictor for LNM.
This article was published in Int J Endocrinol and referenced in Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy

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