A Study of Ki 67 Immunostaining in Prostate Carcinomas: Correlation with Gleason’s Score

  • Roopa Urs A.N Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India
  • Suchitha S JSS Medical College, Mysore, India
  • Manjunath G V JSS Medical College, Mysore, India
  • Hugara Siddalingappa Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya , India
Keywords: Prostate cancer, Ki -67, Gleason’s score


Background: One of the most common causes of carcinoma deaths among men is prostate cancer. In view of the above, early diagnosis and effective treatment of the disease are immensely important. The increasing number of options for the treatment of prostate cancer has made the prognostic evaluation of the disease even more important. Proliferation plays an important role in the clinical behaviour of prostate cancer. Ki-67 binding, is an objective measurement of cell proliferation which significantly aids in the management of the prostate patients. Gleason grading describes the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The Objectives was to study the immunostaining patterns of Ki-67 in prostate cancers and to compare the results with Gleason's score. Methods: Fifty cases of histopathologically proven prostate carcinomas diagnosed on needle biopsies and transurethral resection specimens was studied in JSS medical college and hospital, mysore for a period of 3years and histopathological grade was assessed using Gleason grading system. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) for Ki-67 was done on paraffin embedded wax sections. Result: Ki-67 was positive in 49/50 cases (98%). The range of Ki-67 score was 0 to 94%. No statistically significant association was seen with Ki-67 and gleasons scores (P=0.277). Conclusion: Proliferation has been recognized as a distinct hallmark of cancer and acts as an important determinant of cancer outcome. As Ki-67 can be used to objectively measure this, it can be included in the pool of prognostic markers like tumor volume, histopathological grade and surgical margins.

Author Biographies

Roopa Urs A.N, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India
Department of Patholgy
Suchitha S, JSS Medical College, Mysore, India
Department of Pathology
Manjunath G V, JSS Medical College, Mysore, India
Department of Pathology
Hugara Siddalingappa, Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya , India
Department of Community Medicine


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