Prognostic significance of peritumoral IL-17RE, intratumoral IL-17RE and IL-17. High density of peritumoral IL-17RE (a and b), intratumoral IL-17RE (c and d) and intratumoral IL-17 (g and h) were related to decreased overall survival (OS, a, c and g) and time to recurrence (TTR, b, d and h). Combination of intratumoral IL-17RE and IL-17 was also associated with OS (i) and TTR (j). I: both low density; II: low IL-17RE but high IL-17 density; III: high IL-17RE but low IL-17 density; and IV: both high density. Peritumoral IL-17 (e and f) showed no predictive value for OS (e) and TTR (f).