INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, vol.67, no.1, pp.196-203, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS
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rectal cancer, radiotherapy, matrix metalloproteinase, gelatinase, preoperative treatment, HUMAN COLORECTAL-CANCER, MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES, TISSUE INHIBITOR, CHEMORADIATION, CARCINOMA, GELATINASES, REGRESSION, MATRILYSIN, SURVIVAL, THERAPY
Purpose: To analyze whether the expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors are associated with tumor response to preoperative chemoradiotherapy in rectal cancer patients.