Elevated preoperative serum levels of angiogenic cytokines correlate to larger primary tumours and poorer survival in non-small cell lung cancer patients.

@article{Brattstrm2002ElevatedPS,
  title={Elevated preoperative serum levels of angiogenic cytokines correlate to larger primary tumours and poorer survival in non-small cell lung cancer patients.},
  author={Daniel Brattstr{\"o}m and Michael Bergqvist and Patrik Hesselius and Anders Larsson and Kristina Lamberg and Johan Wernlund and Ola Brodin and Gunnar Wagenius},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={57-63}
}
We have analysed the predictive and prognostic information in preoperatively collected serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in patients clinically evaluated as operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Fifty-eight patients with operable NSCLC were included. VEGF and bFGF levels in serum were analysed using enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (Quantikine human VEGF and Quantikine HS human FGF basic, R&D Systems). Univariate… CONTINUE READING