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, vol.93, no.7, pp.1087-1093, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1464-410x.2004.04786.x
  • Title of Journal : BJU INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1087-1093


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).