Significance of isolated tumor cells in lymph nodes among gastric cancer patients

@article{Horstmann2004SignificanceOI,
  title={Significance of isolated tumor cells in lymph nodes among gastric cancer patients},
  author={Olaf Horstmann and L{\'a}szl{\'o} F{\"u}zesi and Peter M. Markus and Carola Werner and Heinz Becker},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={130},
  pages={733-740}
}
To determine the frequency and prognostic impact of isolated tumor cells (ITC) in regional lymph nodes judged to be tumor free in conventional histopathology among gastric cancer patients. Among 161 patients who underwent gastrectomy and D2-lymphadenectomy, 56 were staged pN0 (35%). Archival paraffin blocks of 1148 resected regional lymph nodes of those pN0… CONTINUE READING