Type IV collagen is a tumour stroma-derived biomarker for pancreas cancer

@article{hlund2009TypeIC,
  title={Type IV collagen is a tumour stroma-derived biomarker for pancreas cancer},
  author={Daniel {\"O}hlund and Cecilia Lundin and Bjarne Ardnor and Mikael {\"O}man and Peter Naredi and Malin Sund},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={101},
  pages={91 - 97}
}
Background:Pancreas cancer is a dreaded disease with high mortality, despite progress in surgical and oncological treatments in recent years. The field is hampered by a lack of good prognostic and predictive tumour biomarkers to be used during follow-up of patients.Methods:The circulating level of type IV collagen was measured by ELISA in pancreas cancer patients and controls. The expression pattern of type IV collagen in normal pancreas, pancreas cancer tissue and in pancreas cancer cell lines… CONTINUE READING

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