Prognostic Value of Microvessel Density in Esophageal and Gastrointestinal Tumors

AuthorsNumber of PatientsMedian Follow-up (mo)Prognostic Value
Esophageal cancer
Tanigawa et al.433433.1Yes
Gastric cancer
Maeda et al.434124>5Yes
Tanigawa et al.4351814.1Yes
Colorectal cancer
Saclarides et al.436484.4Yes
Tomisaki et al.4371755.0Yes
Takebayashi et al.4381666.3Yes
Lindmark et al.4402124.5Yes

High vascularity associated with good prognosis.

From: Chapter 9, Tumor Angiogenesis

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Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine. 5th edition.
Bast RC Jr, Kufe DW, Pollock RE, et al., editors.
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