Advantages of assaying telomerase activity in ascites for diagnosis of digestive tract malignancies.

@article{Li2004AdvantagesOA,
  title={Advantages of assaying telomerase activity in ascites for diagnosis of digestive tract malignancies.},
  author={C P Li and Tze-Sing Huang and Yee Chao and F B Chang and J. Whang-Peng and S V Lee},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 17},
  pages={2468-71}
}
AIM To evaluate the diagnostic value of assaying telomerase activity in ascites cells for the differential diagnosis of malignant and non-malignant ascites. METHODS Ascites from 40 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), 31 with non-HCC gastrointestinal carcinoma (CA), and 24 with liver cirrhosis (LC) were analyzed for telomerase activity. The… CONTINUE READING