MUC4 is a novel prognostic factor of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma-mass forming type.

@article{Shibahara2004MUC4IA,
  title={MUC4 is a novel prognostic factor of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma-mass forming type.},
  author={Hiroaki Shibahara and Shugo Tamada and Michiyo Higashi and Masamichi Goto and Surinder K Batra and Michael Anthony Hollingsworth and Kohzoh Imai and Suguru Yonezawa},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={220-9}
}
Complete surgical resection of the tumor is the sole approach to improve the cure rate of patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma-mass forming type (ICC-MF). Although patients are treated by curative resection, many of them show poor outcome. Mucin (MUC)4 expression has been implicated as a marker for diagnosis and progression of pancreatic adenocarcinomas, but there is no study of the relationship between MUC4 expression and patient's prognosis in ICC-MF. In the present study, we… CONTINUE READING