Expression profile of E-cadherin and N-cadherin in urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract is associated with disease recurrence in patients undergoing nephroureterectomy.

@article{Muramaki2011ExpressionPO,
  title={Expression profile of E-cadherin and N-cadherin in urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract is associated with disease recurrence in patients undergoing nephroureterectomy.},
  author={Mototsugu Muramaki and Hideaki Miyake and Tomoaki Terakawa and Yuji Kusuda and Masato Ishigami Fujisawa},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2011},
  volume={78 6},
  pages={1443.e7-12}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of the expression profile of E-cadherin and N-cadherin in urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract (UC-UUT) on the probability of intra- and extravesical disease recurrence in patients undergoing nephroureterectomy. METHODS This study included 59 consecutive patients diagnosed as having clinically localized UC-UUT who underwent nephroureterectomy. Expression levels of E-cadherin and N-cadherin in resected specimens from these patients were measured… CONTINUE READING