Galectin-9 as a prognostic factor with antimetastatic potential in breast cancer.


PURPOSE Galectin-9, a member of the beta-galactoside-binding galectin family, induces aggregation of certain cell types. We assessed the contribution of galectin-9 to the aggregation of breast cancer cells as well as the relation between galectin-9 expression in tumor tissue and distant metastasis in patients with breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN… (More)


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