Early tumor cell dissemination in patients with clinically localized carcinoma of the prostate.


Because a significant number of patients with pathologically organ-confined carcinoma of the prostate subsequently develop recurrent disease, metastasis may occur much earlier than previously believed. We have used a reverse transcription-PCR assay for prostate-specific antigen mRNA and an immunocytochemical staining method for cytokeratins to test this… (More)

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