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PURPOSE To evaluate the prognostic significance of molecular detection of cytokeratin 19 (CK-19) mRNA-positive cells by nested reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in the(More)
PURPOSE To examine the prognostic value of cytokeratin-19 (CK-19) mRNA-positive circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in early-stage breast cancer patients focusing on clinically relevant subgroups based on(More)
PURPOSE The detection of disseminated occult breast cancer cells in peripheral blood and bone marrow is associated with poor prognosis. Since a high proportion of these cells express the HER-2(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the predictive and prognostic value of peripheral blood cytokeratin-19 (CK-19) mRNA-positive cells in axillary lymph node-negative breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)