Expression of oncogene products and growth factors in early gallbladder cancer, advanced gallbladder cancer, and chronic cholecystitis.

The expression of oncogene products and growth factors (epidermal growth factor, transforming growth factor-beta, erbB-2, ras p 21, and c-myc) in gallbladder cancer and chronic cholecystitis was measured by immunohistochemical staining on paraffin-embedded serial sections. Expression of these products was graded according to staining intensity in an area of… CONTINUE READING