Robinson cytologic grading in invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast: correlation with E-cadherin and alpha-, beta- and gamma-catenin expression and regional lymph node metastasis.

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OBJECTIVE To correlate the cytologic grade of breast carcinoma with the expression of E-cadherin/catenin system molecules and the presence of metastasis in regional lymph nodes. STUDY DESIGN Aspirate smears were examined together with histologic sections from the corresponding neoplasms taken from 100 patients with invasive ductal carcinoma. In 50 cases… (More)

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