Words of wisdom. Re: Carbonic anhydrase IX in renal cell carcinoma: implications for prognosis, diagnosis, and therapy. Stillebroer AB, Mulders PFA, Boerman DC, Oyen WJG, Oosterwijk. E Eur Urol. In press. DOI: 10.1016/j.eururo.2010.03.015.
The authors analysed the potential use and limitations of carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) antigen as a marker with diagnostic and prognostic value in cases of clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). The study reports that >95% of ccRCCs show high and homogeneous levels of CAIX expression by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and… (More)