Clinical Significance and Role of Lymphatic Vessel Invasion as a Major Prognostic Implication in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis

@inproceedings{Wang2012ClinicalSA,
  title={Clinical Significance and Role of Lymphatic Vessel Invasion as a Major Prognostic Implication in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Jun Wang and Baocheng Wang and Weipeng Zhao and Yan Guo and Hong Chen and Huili Chu and Xiuju Liang and Jingwang Bi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Lymphatic vessel invasion (LVI) exerts an important process in the progression and local spread of cancer cells. However, LVI as a prognostic factor for survival in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains controversial. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A meta-analysis of published studies from PubMed and EMBASE electronic databases was performed to quantity the effects of LVI on both relapse-free survival and overall survival for patients with NSCLC. Hazard ratios (HRs) with 95… CONTINUE READING
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