Journal article

Progastrin: a potential predictive marker of liver metastasis in colorectal cancer

David A Westwood, Oneel Patel, Christopher Christophi, Arthur Shulkes, Graham S Baldwin

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COLORECTAL DISEASE | SPRINGER | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Staging of colorectal cancer often fails to discriminate outcomes of patients with morphologically similar tumours that exhibit different clinical behaviours. Data from several studies suggest that the gastrin family of growth factors potentiates colorectal cancer tumourigenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether progastrin expression may predict clinical outcome in colorectal cancer. METHODS: Patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma of identical depth of invasion who had not received neoadjuvant therapy were included. The patients either had stage IIa disease with greater than 3-year disease-free survival without adjuvant therapy or stage IV disease with l..

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