Comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of lymphatic endothelium markers: Bayesian approach

@article{Evangelou2005ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of lymphatic endothelium markers: Bayesian approach},
  author={Evangelos Evangelou and Panayiotis A. Kyzas and Thomas A. Trikalinos},
  journal={Modern Pathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={1490-1497}
}
Tumor lymphatic density is evaluated by means of specific lymphatic endothelium markers, and is a potential predictor of clinically meaningful outcomes. There are many claims on the postulated superiority of some of these markers to identify lymphatics, always in the absence of quantitative data. We therefore compared the diagnostic accuracy of the antibody against podoplanin and the commercially available D2-40, employing Bayesian statistics to account for the absence of a gold standard. We… CONTINUE READING