Gelatinase B expression as a prognostic factor in patients with stage II/III rectal carcinoma treated by postoperative adjuvant therapy


Unsal D., AKYÜREK N. , ÜNER A. , Erpolat P., Han U., AKMANSU M. , ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY-CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS, vol.31, no.1, pp.55-63, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/coc.0b013e318068b4e2
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY-CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-63

Abstract

Objective: The matrix-metalloproteinases (MMPs) are thought to be critically involved in tumor invasion and metastasis. This retrospective study was aimed both to examine the gelatinase expression status in patients with rectal cancer and to investigate their prognostic value on survival.