Molecular staging of early colon cancer on the basis of sentinel node analysis: a multicenter phase II trial.

@article{Bilchik2001MolecularSO,
  title={Molecular staging of early colon cancer on the basis of sentinel node analysis: a multicenter phase II trial.},
  author={Anton J. Bilchik and Sukumal Saha and David Wiese and J A Stonecypher and Thomas F. Wood and Stuart Sostrin and Roderick R. Turner and Hung Jen Wang and Donald L. Morton and Dave S. B. Hoon},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={1128-36}
}
PURPOSE Approximately 30% of patients with American Joint Committee on Cancer stage I or II colorectal cancer (CRC) develop systemic disease. We hypothesized that multimarker reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis of sentinel lymph nodes (SNs) draining a primary CRC could detect micrometastases not detected by conventional… CONTINUE READING