This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Sweden report their findings on the overexpression of the adaptor protein PINCH in colorectal cancer and its impact on patient survival. The researchers performed immunohistochemical staining on samples from 251 primary adenocarcinomas, 149 adjacent normal mucosa, 57 distant normal mucosa, and 75 lymph node metastases, and found that strong staining for PINCH in adjacent normal mucosa was related to worse survival.

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