Prognostic value of histochemical evaluation of steroid binding sites in breast tumors.

P. Lampertico, F. Stagni, P. Crosignani

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Frozen tumor sections and/or cytological smears and aspirates from 614 patients were studied utilizing the fluorescent estrogen binding technique of Lee. Survival analyses of the results indicated that women less than 55 years of age and with positive tumors had a statistically better disease-free interval and survived significantly longer than older patients. The method is thus an independent predictor of survival and disease-free interval in this subgroup of breast cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-202
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Biological Markers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology

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