Sentinel node micrometastases have high proliferative potential in gastric cancer.


BACKGROUND The 6th edition of the TNM classification has recently defined "sentinel nodes (SN)," "micrometastasis," and "isolated tumor cells (ITC)." The present study examines the frequency and proliferative activity of such metastases with focus on the SNs of gastric cancer. METHODS We enrolled 133 patients with cT1-2 tumors (cT1: 104, cT2: 29) and… (More)


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