alexa The serum concentration of human kallikrein 10 represents a novel biomarker for ovarian cancer diagnosis and prognosis.
Neurology

Neurology

Journal of Neurological Disorders

Author(s): Luo LY, Katsaros D, Scorilas A, Fracchioli S, Bellino R,

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Abstract Human kallikrein 10 (hK10) is a secreted serine protease that is highly expressed in ovarian tissue. We hypothesized that hK10 might represent a novel serological marker for ovarian cancer. We quantified by immunoassay, hK10 in sera from 97 normal women (controls), 141 patients with benign gynecologic diseases, and 146 patients with ovarian cancer. We then examined the diagnostic and prognostic value of this measurement in ovarian cancer. We found that normal serum hK10 ranged from 50 to 1040 ng/liter (mean = 439 ng/liter). hK10 concentration is significantly elevated in serum of presurgical ovarian cancer patients (range: 106-11,746 ng/liter; mean = 1067 ng/liter) but not in serum of patients with benign gynecologic diseases (range: 120-1200 ng/liter; mean = 447 ng/liter). When a cutoff of 700 ng/liter was selected (diagnostic specificity = 90\%), the diagnostic sensitivity for ovarian cancer is 54\%. About 35\% of CA125-negative ovarian cancer patients (CA125 < 23 kU/liter) were hK10 positive at 90\% specificity. In patients with stage I/II ovarian cancer, use of these two markers in combination results in a 21\% increase in sensitivity, at 90\% specificity, compared with CA125 alone. High serum hK10 was strongly associated with serous epithelial type, late-stage, advanced grade, large residual tumor (>1 cm), suboptimal debulking, and no response to chemotherapy (all Ps < 0.001). In univariate Cox survival analysis, high serum hK10 is associated with increased risk for relapse and death (hazard ratio = 2.59 and 3.15, respectively, P This article was published in Cancer Res and referenced in Journal of Neurological Disorders

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