Preoperative transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta 1) plasma levels in operable breast cancer patients.

OBJECTIVES The aim of this project was to search for new risk prognostic markers in the early stage of breast cancer. We tested preoperative plasma transforming growth factor - beta 1 (TGF- beta 1) levels in patients with operable breast cancer. Correlation with traditional prognostic markers and with positivity/negativity sentinel lymph node was evaluated… (More)