Clinical significance of soluble c-erbB-2 levels in the serum and urine of patients with gastric cancer.


BACKGROUND Both tissue c-erbB-2 expression and serum levels the shed protein have been shown to correlate with tumour stage in a range of adenocarcinomas. This study measured serum and urinary c-erbB-2 levels in patients with gastric cancer, assessing their role in cancer-specific survival and the effects of resectional surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS Serum… (More)


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