E-cadherin expression as predictive marker of proximal resection line involvement for advanced carcinoma of the gastric cardia.

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AIMS Total gastrectomy for gastric cardia tumours harbours a high risk of proximal resection line (PRL) involvement. The adhesion markers CD44v6 and E-cadherin were evaluated as predictive factors for PRL involvement independent of tumour stage. METHODS Forty-nine gastrectomy specimens for gastric cardia carcinoma (type II) were evaluated for stage… (More)

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@article{Polkowski2004EcadherinEA, title={E-cadherin expression as predictive marker of proximal resection line involvement for advanced carcinoma of the gastric cardia.}, author={Wojciech Piotr Polkowski and Danuta G Skomra and Jerzy Mielko and Grzegorz T Wallner and Justyna Szumiło and Krzysztof Zinkiewicz and Elzbieta M Korobowicz and J Jan B van Lanschot}, journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology}, year={2004}, volume={30 10}, pages={1084-92} }