A hypoxia metagene was obtained by analysis of genes whose in vivo expression clustered with the expression of 10 well-known hypoxia regulated genes (e.g., CA9, GLUT1, and VEGF). To minimize random aggregation, strongly correlated up-regulated genes appearingin >50% of clusters defined a signature comprising 99 genes, of which 27% were previously known to be hypoxia associated. The median RNA expression of the 99 genes in the signature was an independent prognostic factor for recur rence-free survival in a publicly available head and neck cancer data set, outdoingthe original intrinsic classifier. In a published breast cancer series, the hypoxia signature was a significant prognostic factor for overall survival independent of clinicopathologic risk factors and a trained profile. The work highlights the validity and potential of using data from analysis of in vitro stress pathways for derivinga biological metagene/gene signature in vivo.

Relation of a hypoxia metagene derived from head and neck cancer to prognosis of multiple cancers

Francesca M. Buffa
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2007

Abstract

A hypoxia metagene was obtained by analysis of genes whose in vivo expression clustered with the expression of 10 well-known hypoxia regulated genes (e.g., CA9, GLUT1, and VEGF). To minimize random aggregation, strongly correlated up-regulated genes appearingin >50% of clusters defined a signature comprising 99 genes, of which 27% were previously known to be hypoxia associated. The median RNA expression of the 99 genes in the signature was an independent prognostic factor for recur rence-free survival in a publicly available head and neck cancer data set, outdoingthe original intrinsic classifier. In a published breast cancer series, the hypoxia signature was a significant prognostic factor for overall survival independent of clinicopathologic risk factors and a trained profile. The work highlights the validity and potential of using data from analysis of in vitro stress pathways for derivinga biological metagene/gene signature in vivo.
2007
Winter, Stuart C.; Buffa, Francesca M.; Silva, Priyamal; Miller, Crispin; Valentine, Helen R.; Turley, Helen; Shah, Ketan A.; Cox, Graham J.; Corbridge, Rogan J.; Homer, Jarrod J.; Musgrove, Brian; Slevin, Nick; Sloan, Philip; Price, Pat; West, Catharine M. L.; Harris, Adrian L.
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