Relationship between epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) overexpression and gastric cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Dai2017RelationshipBE,
  title={Relationship between epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) overexpression and gastric cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Meng Dai and Fei Yuan and Cuiqun Fu and Guodong Shen and Shilian Hu and Gan Shen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
OBJECTIVES The epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is one of the most commonly used markers of cancer stem cells (CSCs), but the clinical and prognostic significance of EpCAM in gastric cancer (GC) remains disputable. Motivated by heterogeneous and inconclusive results, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to systematically summarize and elucidate the association between EpCAM overexpression and GC patients. METHODS The PubMed, Cochrane Library, Medline, Web of Knowledge… CONTINUE READING