[Reticuloendothelial function as a prognostic factor in breast cancer].


Reticuloendothelial function was investigated in breast cancer by the 131I-microaggregated albumin method using the parameters of phagocytic function (K value) and metabolic function (M value). Reticuloendothelial function of the patients with breast cancer was decreased compared with that of the controls, and it was related to the peripheral lymphocyte count. This finding indicates that reticuloendothelial function is one of the prognostic factors in breast cancer.

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@article{Ando1985ReticuloendothelialFA, title={[Reticuloendothelial function as a prognostic factor in breast cancer].}, author={Y Ando and Ichiro Watanabe and Tadashi Nomizu and Sachi Sekine and Tadahisa Funayama and Shigeatsu Endo}, journal={Gan no rinsho. Japan journal of cancer clinics}, year={1985}, volume={31 13}, pages={1681-6} }