Tuesday, July 28, 2009

CD133 and poorer prognosis in locally advanced colon cancer

Higher percentage of CD133+ cells is associated with poor prognosis in colon carcinoma patients with stage IIIB by Chun-Yan Li and 11 co-authors, including Xiao-Shi Zhang, J Transl Med 2009(Jul 7); 7: 56. [Full text via Libre OA][PMC version of the full text][PubMed Abstract] Final paragraph of the Abstract:
CONCLUSION: The fact that a higher percentage CD133+ cells were strongly associated with a poorer prognosis in patients with locally advanced colon cancer implicated that CD133+ cancer cells contribute to the tumor progression, and the overpopulation hypothesis of cancer stem cell seems reasonable.

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