A single nucleotide polymorphism in the vascular endothelial growth factor gene is associated with recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after transplantation.

@article{Wu2009ASN,
  title={A single nucleotide polymorphism in the vascular endothelial growth factor gene is associated with recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after transplantation.},
  author={Li-Ming Wu and Hai-Yang Xie and Lin Zhou and Zhe Yang and Feng Zhang and Shu-sen Zheng},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={565-70}
}
BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), an important regulator of angiogenesis and vascular permeability, is involved in various steps of many malignancies. Gene polymorphisms within the gene encoding VEGF have been shown to be independently associated with an adverse outcome in various malignancies including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with resection. However, no data are available for HCC treated with liver transplantation (LT). Therefore, we investigated association of VEGF… CONTINUE READING