Scatter factor-hepatocyte growth factor elevation in the serum of patients with prostate cancer.

@article{Naughton2001ScatterFG,
  title={Scatter factor-hepatocyte growth factor elevation in the serum of patients with prostate cancer.},
  author={Michael J. Naughton and Joel Picus and Xiaoyan Zhu and William J. Catalona and Robin T. Vollmer and Peter A. Humphrey},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2001},
  volume={165 4},
  pages={1325-8}
}
PURPOSE Scatter factor (SF), also known as hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), has been shown to induce proliferation, scattering and invasiveness in human prostate cancer cell lines. In this study we determined the serum level of SF-HGF in men with metastatic prostate cancer compared to those with localized prostate cancer and without prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serum samples were obtained from men with biopsy proved adenocarcinoma of the prostate and radiographic evidence of… CONTINUE READING

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