Role of podoplanin expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: a retrospective study.

@article{Tong2012RoleOP,
  title={Role of podoplanin expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: a retrospective study.},
  author={L Tong and Shuhui Yuan and Fei Feng and H Zhang},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={72-80}
}
Lymphatic metastasis is the predominant cause of the low overall survival of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), as there are no faithful methods available predicting early metastasis. Recent studies suggest an effect of podoplanin expression on metastatic spreading to lymph nodes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of podoplanin expression on lymphatic metastasis and tumor cells, and to find the relationship between podoplanin expression and… CONTINUE READING
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