Association of the upregulated expression of focal adhesion kinase with poor prognosis and tumor dissemination in hypopharyngeal cancer.

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BACKGROUND Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) plays an important role in tumor metastasis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the significance of FAK expression in surgically treated patients with hypopharyngeal cancer. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the clinical charts of patients treated at our institution between 2004 and 2012 and identified 87… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/hed.24176

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