Predicting Hub Genes Associated with Cervical Cancer through Gene Co-Expression Networks
Thymidine phosphorylase (dThdPase) is reportedly identical to platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor (PD-ECGF). We conducted immunohistochemical staining of dThdPase to assess correlation between its expression in cancer tissue and efficacy of a combination therapy with 5'-DFUR, radiotherapy and sizofilan (SPG) in uterine cervical cancer patients. No difference in response rates was observed between dThdPase positive and negative tumor and stromal cells. Survival curves significantly differed between stromal dThdPase positive and negative groups (p=0.032). Results showed that dThdPase immunostaining is possibly prognostic and predictive in determining success of the combination therapy.