Micrometastasis in non-small-cell lung cancer: Detection and staging Full Text
Annals of Thoracic Medicine, 07/27/2012
Mohajeri G et al. – Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) could use as a promising method for bone marrow micrometastasis (BMM) detection. BMM in a sanctuary site (rib) is not associated with advanced stages of lung cancer. In addition, when predictor variables such as age, sex, histology, tumor location, smoking, or weight loss are analyzed, no correlation can be found between micrometastasis prevalence and any of those variables.