Is desmoplasia a protective factor for survival in patients with colorectal carcinoma?

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BACKGROUND & AIMS The role of desmoplasia in colorectal carcinoma progression is unclear and the presence of collagen stroma may represent a barrier against cancer diffusion and vascular invasion or a stroma to build up and support the tumor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of desmoplastic response on long-term survival of patients who… (More)

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@article{Caporale2005IsDA, title={Is desmoplasia a protective factor for survival in patients with colorectal carcinoma?}, author={Alessandro Caporale and Annarita Vestri and Eugenio Benvenuto and Mauro Giorgio Mariotti and Umile Michele Cosenza and Massimo Scarpini and Andrea Giuliani and Pietro Mingazzini and Francesco V Angelico}, journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association}, year={2005}, volume={3 4}, pages={370-5} }