Preoperative serum levels of serum VEGF-C is associated with distant metastasis in colorectal cancer patients

Abstract

Vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) is one of the most potent lymphangiogenic members of the VEGF family that has been associated with lymph node metastasis and poor prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). In this study, we evaluated the relationship of preoperative serum VEGF-C (sVEGF-C) and survival in CRC patients. sVEGF-C levels… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00384-008-0622-x

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