Prognostic value of tumor-associated macrophage count in human bladder cancer.

@article{Hanada2000PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of tumor-associated macrophage count in human bladder cancer.},
  author={Toshikatsu Hanada and Masayuki Nakagawa and Akio Emoto and Takeo Nomura and Nobuyoshi Nasu and Yoshio Nomura},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={7 7},
  pages={263-9}
}
BACKGROUND We determined the tumor-associated macrophage (TAM) count to investigate its importance in predicting clinical outcome or prognosis in patients with bladder cancer. METHODS The TAM count and microvessel count (MVC) were determined immunohistochemically in 63 patients with bladder cancer, including 40 superficial bladder cancers and 23 invasive bladder cancers. To examine the relationship between TAM count and clinical outcome or prognosis in bladder cancer, cystectomy rates… CONTINUE READING
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