Preoperative evidence of circulating tumor cells by means of reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction for carcinoembryonic antigen messenger RNA is an independent predictor of survival in non-small cell lung cancer: a prospective study.

@article{Yamashita2002PreoperativeEO,
  title={Preoperative evidence of circulating tumor cells by means of reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction for carcinoembryonic antigen messenger RNA is an independent predictor of survival in non-small cell lung cancer: a prospective study.},
  author={Jun-ichi Yamashita and Akinobu Matsuo and Yuji Kurusu and Tetsushi Saishoji and Naoko Hayashi and Michio Ogawa},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={299-305}
}
OBJECTIVE We conducted a prospective study of 103 consecutive patients with non-small cell lung cancer who underwent a curative lobectomy to test whether circulating tumor cells detected in the peripheral blood by means of reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction of carcinoembryonic antigen messenger RNA is a prognostic indicator independent of tumor stage in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS We assayed for carcinoembryonic antigen messenger RNA by means of reverse… CONTINUE READING
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