Expression of cancer stem cell markers CD133 and CD44 in locoregional recurrence of rectal cancer.


BACKGROUND Recent findings suggest that cells with surface CD markers include cancer stem cells (CSCs) which can produce a cancer cluster, and that the presence of CSCs may be linked with prognosis. CD133 and CD44 are among the most useful markers for identification of colorectal CSCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS An immunohistological analysis of CD133 and CD44… (More)


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