Detection of epidermal growth factor receptor in the serum of gastric carcinoma patients.


BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in various malignancies including carcinoma of the breast, lung, esophagus, cervix, and stomach. In patients with gastric carcinoma, its overexpression may be associated with advanced stage and poor prognosis. METHODS The levels of EGFR extracellular domain were determined in serum from… (More)


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