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Title: Induction of lymphangiogenesis in and around axillary lymph node metastases of patients with breast cancer
Authors: Van den Eynden, G G ×
Van der Auwera, Ingrid
Van Laere, Steven
Huygelen, V
Colpaert, C G
van Dam, P
Dirix, L Y
Vermeulen, P B
Van Marck, E A #
Issue Date: Nov-2006
Publisher: Harcourt Publishers
Series Title: British Journal of Cancer vol:95 issue:10 pages:1362-6
Abstract: We studied the presence of lymphangiogenesis in lymph node (LN) metastases of breast cancer. Lymph vessels were present in 52 of 61 (85.2%) metastatically involved LNs vs 26 of 104 (25.0%) uninvolved LNs (P<0.001). Furthermore, median intra- and perinodal lymphatic endothelial cell proliferation fractions were higher in metastatically involved LNs (P<0.001). This is the first report demonstrating lymphangiogenesis in LN metastases of cancer in general and breast cancer in particular.
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ISSN: 0007-0920
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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