Relationship between phenotypes of cell-function differentiation and pathobiological behavior of gastric carcinomas.

AIM To reveal the correlation between the functional differentiation phenotypes of gastric carcinoma cells and the invasion and metastasis by a new way of cell-function classification. METHODS Surgically resected specimens of 361 gastric carcinomas(GC) were investigated with enzyme-, mucin-, and tumor-related marker immunohistochemistry. According to the… (More)