Determination of prognosis in patients with prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy: Prognostic value of CD44v6 score

Ekici S., Ayhan A. , Kendi S., Ozen H.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, cilt.167, sa.5, ss.2037-2041, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 167 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0022-5347(05)65078-1
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2037-2041


Purpose: A third of the patients treated with radical prostatectomy experience progression even when tumors are confined pathologically to the prostate. CD44 may be a promising prognostic marker for determining malignant potential. However, there has not been a standard scoring system because of its heterogeneous staining pattern. Thus, we developed an objective scoring system to evaluate reliably CD44v6 (Bender Medsystems, Vienna, Austria) as a prognostic marker for prostate cancer.