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Increased expression of LncRNA BANCR and its prognostic significance in human epithelial ovarian cancer

  • X. Xu1,2
  • L. Pan1
  • M. Zhuo1
  • X. Yang2
  • W. Zhang2
  • D. Sun2
  • N. Zeng3
  • D. Zhang1,2,*,

1School of Bioscience and Bioengineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

2BGI-Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China

3Department of anesthesiology, The fourth people's hospital of Shenzhen (Futian Hospital), Shenzhen, China

DOI: 10.12892/ejgo3319.2017 Vol.38,Issue 3,June 2017 pp.449-452

Published: 10 June 2017

*Corresponding Author(s): D. Zhang E-mail:


Purpose: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been proved to play important roles in the tumorigenesis and development of human epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and clinical value of BRAF-activated noncoding RNA (BANCR) in EOC patients. Materials and Methods: BANCR expression was detected in 84 EOC and 36 normal ovarian epithelial tissue samples. Association between BANCR levels and clinicopathological factors and patient prognosis was also analyzed. Results: BANCR expression was increased in EOC compared with normal ovarian epithelial tissues. Moreover, high expression of BANCR was closely correlated with advanced FIGO stage, higher serum CA125 expression level, and lymph node metastasis. Multivariate regression analysis identified BANCR overexpression as an independent unfavorable prognostic factor in EOC patients. Conclusions: These findings suggested that BANCR may act as a tumor promoter in EOC and would be a novel diagnostic and prognostic marker for this disease.


Long non-coding RNA; BANCR; Ovarian cancer; Prognosis.

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X. Xu,L. Pan,M. Zhuo,X. Yang,W. Zhang,D. Sun,N. Zeng,D. Zhang. Increased expression of LncRNA BANCR and its prognostic significance in human epithelial ovarian cancer. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2017. 38(3);449-452.


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