Prognostic value of the expression of Ki-67, CD44 and vascular endothelial growth factor, and microvessel invasion, in renal cell carcinoma

Yildiz E., Gokce G. , Kilicarslan H., Ayan S., Goze O., Gultekin E.

BJU INTERNATIONAL, cilt.93, ss.1087-1093, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


To determine if use of cell proliferation, cell adhesion, level of angiogenesis-related factors and presence of microscopic vascular invasion (MVI) could better predict the biological behaviour of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), which has a widely variable clinical outcome despite the use of conventional prognostic factors (staging and grading).