Tumor type is a determinant of susceptibility to apoptosis.

  title={Tumor type is a determinant of susceptibility to apoptosis.},
  author={Marie Staunton and Eoin F. Gaffney},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={103 3},
Little quantitative data exist on the extent of apoptosis (genetically-mediated cell deletion) in different human tumor types. Hematoxylin and eosin-stained paraffin sections of 102 malignant tumors (58 types) were evaluated for apoptotic cells and apoptotic bodies, using the 40x objective with a calibrated eye-piece and avoiding necrotic zones. The percentage of apoptotic cells and apoptotic bodies in the total number of tumor cells examined was designated as the apoptotic index (AI) for each… CONTINUE READING