Clinical and Prognostic Value of Human Mammary Tumor Virus in Korean Patients with Breast Carcinoma

Incheol SeoJi-Hyoung ChoMoo-Hyun LeeWon-Jin ParkSun-Young KwonJae-Ho Lee
Dept. of Surgery (외과학); Dept. of Pathology (병리학); Dept. of Anatomy (해부학)
Issue Date
Annals of clinical and laboratory science, Vol.49(2) : 171-174, 2019
BACKGROUND: Human mammary tumor virus (HMTV) is 90-95% homologous to mouse mammary tumor virus, one of the causal agents of murine mammary tumors. Although HMTV has been frequently detected in human breast cancers, its clinical and prognostic value remains unknown. METHODS: In the present study, we analyzed HMTV infection using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in 128 breast cancers. RESULTS: HMTV was found in 9.4% (12/128) of breast cancers and was significantly associated with breast pain (66.7% vs. 11.7%, p=0.007). It had a tendency to be detected more frequently in breast cancer patients with lower BMI<25, although this result was not statistically significant (18.8% vs. 5.4%, p=0.103). Kaplan-Meier survival analysis showed no prognostic value of HMTV in breast cancer (χ2=0.148, p=0.700). For the first time, we investigated the clinical and prognostic value of HMTV in Korean patients with breast cancer. CONCLUSION: Although our study revealed that HMTV infection does not have important clinical significance in breast cancer, the possibility remains that it may be a prominent causative agent of the disease.
Breast cancerHuman mammary tumor virusMouse mammary tumor virus
Appears in Collections:
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Surgery (외과학)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Pathology (병리학)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Anatomy (해부학)
Keimyung Author(s)
조지형; 이무현; 권선영; 이재호
Full Text
File in this Item
There are no files associated with this item.
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.