Vasculogenic mimicry is associated with high tumor grade, invasion and metastasis, and short survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Sun2006VasculogenicMI,
  title={Vasculogenic mimicry is associated with high tumor grade, invasion and metastasis, and short survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Baocun Sun and Shiwu Zhang and Danfang Zhang and Jing Du and Hua Guo and Xiulan Zhao and Wei Zhang and Xishan Hao},
  journal={Oncology reports},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={693-8}
}
Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) has increasingly been recognized as a form of angiogenesis. In VM, epithelial cells are integrated into the malignant tumor vasculature. An association has been observed between VM and poor clinical prognosis in some malignant tumors. However, whether VM is present and clinically significant in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is unknown. In this study, we determined whether VM was present in HCC and whether it was associated with tumor grade, invasion and metastasis… CONTINUE READING

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