The prevalence and clinical relevance of SNIP/p140Cap has not been extensively investigated. Here SNIP/p140Cap mRNA expression was studied in 103 breast tumour biopsies, where it was detected in ∼37% of tumour specimens, but not in any normal breast specimens. Expression correlated significantly with unfavourable overall survival. This suggests that SNIP/p140Cap may be a useful diagnostic and prognostic marker for breast cancer and its expression in breast cancer, but not in normal breast tissue, suggests that it may have potential as a therapeutic target.
- Breast cancer
- Disease/relapse-free survival
- Overall survival
- Quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)