Clinical significance of epithelial-mesenchymal transition-associated markers in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

@article{Iwanami2014ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical significance of epithelial-mesenchymal transition-associated markers in malignant pleural mesothelioma.},
  author={Takashi Iwanami and Hidetaka Uramoto and Makoto Nakagawa and Hidehiko Shimokawa and Sohsuke Yamada and Kimitoshi Kohno and Fumihiro Tanaka},
  journal={Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={109-16}
}
Epithelioid tumors with aggressive behavior have been reported; however, the epithelioid type of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has a less aggressive behavior. Few studies have evaluated the prognostic value of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers in MPM. We hypothesized that mesenchymal characteristics might predominate in the tumors… CONTINUE READING