AIMS: To investigate the association between immunohistochemical expression of Bcl-2 and p53 in colorectal cancer and tumour recurrence following surgery. METHODS: Sixty six cases of Dukes' B colorectal carcinoma were studied. All tumours were moderately differentiated and were shown to be histologically clear of the resection margins. Immunohistochemistry was performed on formalin fixed paraffin wax embedded tissue using monoclonal antibodies for p53 and Bcl-2. The Bcl-2 staining was assesse...Expand abstract
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Loss of Bcl-2 expression correlates with tumour recurrence in colorectal cancer.
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