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The role of the lymphatic system and its specific growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor C, for lymphogenic metastasis in prostate cancer.

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OBJECTIVE: To compare prostate carcinoma, with and with no lymph node metastasis, to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) tissue for lymphatic vessel density (LVD) and the expression of the lymph-endothelial specific growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C), to determine their role in lymphogenic metastasis. PATIENTS, MATERIALS AND METHODS: Lymphatic vessels were stained using lymphatic vessel endothelial hyaluronan receptor 1 and assessed in standard areas. The expression o...

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Journal:
BJU international
Volume:
98
Issue:
4
Pages:
903-906
Publication date:
2006-10-05
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EISSN:
1464-410X
ISSN:
1464-4096
URN:
uuid:ab5f8d47-842f-43ec-b642-05774b1aa50e
Source identifiers:
102725
Local pid:
pubs:102725

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