Biochemical markers as a predictor for lymph-node involvement in patients with cervical-cancer of the uterus.


The present study was undertaken to assess the role of tumor associated urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and tumor infiltrating granulocyte-derived elastase as a positive and a negative predictor for lymph node involvement in patients with stage II cervical cancer of the uterus. uPA and uPA binding proteins (uPA receptors) were quantitated… (More)