Histological inflammatory cell infiltration is associated with the number of lymph nodes retrieved in colorectal cancer.

@article{Kim2013HistologicalIC,
  title={Histological inflammatory cell infiltration is associated with the number of lymph nodes retrieved in colorectal cancer.},
  author={Young Wan Kim and Khalilullah Mia Jan and Duck Hyun Jung and Mee Yon Cho and Nam Kyu Kim},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 11},
  pages={5143-50}
}
BACKGROUND Antitumor immune response is suggested to be a factor affecting the number of nodes retrieved after colorectal cancer surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation of antitumor immune response with the number of retrieved nodes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with colorectal cancer (n=63, TNM stage II and III) were enrolled. Inflammatory cell infiltration (ICI) was assessed on hematoxylin and eosin staining and T-cell markers (CD3, CD8, CD45RO) were evaluated… CONTINUE READING