Increased angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in inflammatory versus noninflammatory breast cancer by real-time reverse transcriptase-PCR gene expression quantification
Van der Auwera, Ilse × Van Laere, Steven Van den Eynden, Gert G Benoy, Ina van Dam, Peter Colpaert, Cecile G Fox, Stephen B Turley, Helen Harris, Adrian L Van Marck, Eric A Vermeulen, Peter B Dirix, Luc Y #
Association for Cancer Research
Clinical Cancer Research vol:10 issue:23 pages:7965-71
Inflammatory breast cancer is a distinct and aggressive form of locally advanced breast cancer with unique clinical and pathological features. Recently, histologic evidence of intense angiogenesis was found in inflammatory breast cancer specimens. The aim of this study was to confirm the angiogenic phenotype of inflammatory breast cancer and to investigate its potential to induce lymphangiogenesis.