Increased expression of collagen XVIII and its prognostic value in nonsmall cell lung carcinoma.

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BACKGROUND Angiogenesis plays a crucial role in tumor growth and metastasis. Recently, some studies have focused on the angiogenesis inhibitor endostatin. However, the biologic role of the precursor of endostatin, collagen XVIII, in human malignancy is unknown. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate whether the expression of collagen XVIII has… (More)

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@article{Iizasa2004IncreasedEO, title={Increased expression of collagen XVIII and its prognostic value in nonsmall cell lung carcinoma.}, author={Toshihiko Iizasa and Kiyoshi Shibuya and Akira Iyoda and Makoto Suzuki and Yasumitsu Moriya and Tian-ling Liu and Takaki Hiwasa and Kenzo Hiroshima and Takehiko Fujisawa}, journal={Cancer}, year={2004}, volume={100 8}, pages={1665-72} }