Prognostic relevance of β-catenin expression in T2-3N0M0 esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Situ2010PrognosticRO,
  title={Prognostic relevance of β-catenin expression in T2-3N0M0 esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Dong-rong Situ and Yi Hu and Zhi-Hua Zhu and Jian Wang and Hao Long and Tie-Hua Rong},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 41},
  pages={
          5195-202
        }
}
AIM To study the expression of β-catenin in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) at stage T2-3N0M0 and its relation with the prognosis of ESCC patients. METHODS Expression of β-catenin in 227 ESCC specimens was detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC). A reproducible semi-quantitative method which takes both staining percentage and intensity into account was applied in IHC scoring, and receiver operating characteristic curve analysis was used to select the cut-off score for high or low IHC… CONTINUE READING