E-cadherin expression on fine-needle aspiration biopsies in primary lung adenocarcinomas is related to tumor differentiation and invasion.

@article{Kalogeraki2003EcadherinEO,
  title={E-cadherin expression on fine-needle aspiration biopsies in primary lung adenocarcinomas is related to tumor differentiation and invasion.},
  author={Alexandra M Kalogeraki and Demosthenes E Bouros and Odysseus Zoras and Spyros Karabekios and George E. Chalkiadakis and Efstathios Stathopoulos and Nikolaos Siafakas and George Delides},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={3367-71}
}
UNLABELLED E-cadherin, a cell surface molecule that mediates cell-cell adhesion in normal epithelium, has been shown in recent studies of tissue biopsy to be related to tumor differentiation and invasiveness. The aim of the study was to explore if preoperative E-cadherin expression on fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) specimens can predict cell differentiation and mediastinal lymph node spread and therefore tailor treatment in patients with primary lung adenocarcinoma. We studied… CONTINUE READING