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[The detection of breast carcinoma micrometastases in axillary lymph nodes by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery]
Publication Date
Volume
36
Issue
7
Pages
430–432
Identifiers
PMID: 11825433
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The CK19 RT-PCR method is more sensitive than histological study for the detection of micrometastases in LNs (P < 0.01). This new method is of value in differentiating breast cancer patients at high risk for relapse from those with negative lymph node.

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