JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.167, no.5, pp.2037-2041, 2002 (SCI-Expanded)
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.