Reproducibility of microvessel counts in breast cancer specimens

@article{Marson1999ReproducibilityOM,
  title={Reproducibility of microvessel counts in breast cancer specimens},
  author={L. P. Marson and K. M. Kurian and William Ralph Miller and John Michael Dixon},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={1999},
  volume={81},
  pages={1088 - 1093}
}
SummaryAssessment of tumour vascularity in core biopsy specimens may be a useful predictor of response to primary therapy. This study addresses practical methodological issues regarding accuracy of tumour vascularity assessments in different breast cancer specimens. Issues addressed in the study are variation caused by (i) inherent observer variation in the method, (ii) tumour heterogeneity and (iii) previous surgical manipulation of tumours. Microvessel counts were performed by two observers… CONTINUE READING
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