Expression of maspin in papillary Ta/T1 bladder neoplasms.

  title={Expression of maspin in papillary Ta/T1 bladder neoplasms.},
  author={Stella Blandamura and Emiliano D'alessandro and Luciano Giacomelli and Vincenza Guzzardo and Wanni Battanello and Marcello Repele and Vito Ninfo},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  volume={28 1B},
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to evaluate maspin expression in bladder urothelial papillary neoplasms and test the results for correlation with clinicopathological parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 111 urothelial neoplasms from 66 patients were evaluated: pathological examination of primary tumours disclosed 48 pTa and 18pT1. Fourteen additional biopsies, negative for neoplasm, were collected as control biopsies. For each of the 111 neoplastic samples and for the 14… CONTINUE READING


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