The expression of thymidine phosphorylase is a prognostic predictor for the intravesical recurrence of superficial bladder cancer

@article{Nonomura2006TheEO,
  title={The expression of thymidine phosphorylase is a prognostic predictor for the intravesical recurrence of superficial bladder cancer},
  author={Norio Nonomura and Yasutomo Nakai and Masashi Nakayama and Hitoshi Inoue and Kazuo Nishimura and Eijirou Hatanaka and Ryouichi Arima and Tomomi Kishimoto and Tsuneharu Miki and Hideya Kuroda and Akihiko Okuyama},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={297-302}
}
BackgroundThymidine phosphorylase (TP), also known as platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor, has been implicated in the angiogenesis of bladder cancer. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between TP expression and the clinicopathologic findings, and the prognostic value.MethodsTP immunohistochemical staining was performed in specimens from 71 patients (50 men and 21 women) with superficial bladder cancer (pTa or pT1). Thirty-nine patients had received intravesical… CONTINUE READING

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