Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 expression in pelvic lymph nodes predicts the risk of cancer progression after radical prostatectomy.

@article{Fujita2009VascularEG,
  title={Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 expression in pelvic lymph nodes predicts the risk of cancer progression after radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Kazutoshi Fujita and Masashi Nakayama and Yasutomo Nakai and Hitoshi Takayama and Kazuo Nishimura and Takeshi Ujike and Kensaku Nishimura and Katsuyuki Aozasa and Akihiko Okuyama and Norio Nonomura},
  journal={Cancer science},
  year={2009},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={1047-50}
}
Recent studies suggest that vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) 1-positive hematopoietic progenitor cells precede the arrival of tumor cells and form clusters that may portend sites of future metastatic disease. The aim of the present study was to clarify whether VEGFR1 expression in pelvic lymph nodes predicts the risk of prostate cancer progression after radical prostatectomy. VEGFR1 expression in pelvic lymph nodes was examined by immunohistochemistry in 95 patients who… CONTINUE READING