Thymidine labeling index in colorectal carcinoma: relation to clinicopathological parameters and to mitotic index.

Abstract

Two cell-kinetic parameters, the thymidine labeling index (T-LI) and the mitotic index (MI) were determined for a prospective series of 74 primary colorectal cancers. Dukes' stages were used to define the extent of the tumor: 10 tumors were classified as Dukes' A, 36 as Dukes' B, and 22 as Dukes' C. Of these tumors, 14 were well-differentiated, 44… (More)

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