Preoperative plasma levels of transforming growth factor β1 strongly predict clinical outcome in patients with bladder carcinoma Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cystectomy
  • Nomograms
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms

abstract

  • The authors confirm that plasma TGF-beta(1) levels are elevated in patients with muscle-invasive TCC before cystectomy. Transforming growth factor-beta(1) levels are highest in patients with bladder carcinoma metastatic to lymph nodes and are a strong independent predictor of disease recurrence and disease specific mortality.

publication date

  • December 15, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(20011215)92:12<2985::AID-CNCR10175>3.0.CO;2-5

PubMed ID

  • 11753975

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2985

end page

  • 92

volume

  • 92

number

  • 12