Journal article

KAI1/CD82 protein expression in primary prostate cancer and in BPH associated with cancer

M Lijovic, G Somers, AG Frauman

CANCER DETECTION AND PREVENTION | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

Current prognostic methods in primary prostate cancer cannot accurately identify patients with clinically significant disease at highest risk of developing metastases. This study examined KAI1/CD82 metastasis suppressor expression by quantitative immunohistochemical analysis of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer specimens. Altogether, prostate cancers exhibited significant KAI1 overexpression compared to BPH not associated with cancer (P = 0.022). Increased KAI1 expression in well and moderately differentiated cancers, above levels seen in BPH, with decreased expression in poorly differentiated cancers was observed. Interestingly, KAI1 expression in BPH associated with ca..

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