[Detection of micrometastases in the bone marrow in patients with gastric cancer].

An immunocytochemical method using an antibody probe to recognise the epithelial membrane antigen was used to screen smears obtained surgically from bone-marrow in 88 patients with gastric cancer. Tumor cells were detected in the bone-marrow of 58 patients (65.9%). The EMA positive cells in the marrow were not correlated with the location and node status of… CONTINUE READING