标题：The Impact of Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 on Prognosis and Clinicopathology of Breast Cancer Patients: A Systematic Meta-Analysis
作者：Chen, Yiping; Wang, Xiaochen; Chen, Guodi; Dong, Caixia; Zhang, Depu
作者机构：[Chen, Yiping] Zhejiang Univ, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat, Affiliated Hosp 2, Hangzhou 310003, Zhejiang, Peoples R China.; [Wang, Xiaochen] Zhejiang Univ 更多
通讯作者地址：[Zhang, DP]Shandong Univ, Sch Med, Jinan, Shandong, Peoples R China.
摘要：Backgrounds; Matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) plays a crucial role in the progression of breast cancer (BC). The prognostic role of MMP-2 expression in BC patients has been widely reported, but the results were inconsistent. Thus, a meta-analysis was conducted to gain a better insight into the impact of MMP-2 expression on survival and clinicopathological features of BC patients.; Methods; Identical search strategies were used to search relevant literatures in electronic databases update to August 1, 2014. Individual hazard ratios (HRs) and odds ratios (ORs) with their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were extracted and pooled to evaluate the strength of the association between positive MMP-2 expression and survival results and clinicopathological features of BC patients. Begg's tests, Egger's tests and funnel plots were used to evaluate publication bias. Heterogeneity and sensitivity analysis were also assessed. All the work was completed using STATA.; Results; Pooled HRs and 95% CIs suggested that MMP-2 expression had an unfavorable impact on both OS (HR: 1.53, 95% CI: 1.29-1.82) and DFS/RFS/DDFS (HR: 1.41, 95% CI: 1.07-1.86) in BC patients. Furthermore, MMP-2 expression was significantly associated with lymph node metastasis (positive vs negative: OR 1.91, 95% CI 1.17-3.12).; Conclusion; In conclusion, positive MMP-2 expression might be a significant predictive factor for poor prognosis in patients with BC.