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The presence of tumor associated macrophages in tumor stroma as a prognostic marker for breast cancer patients

Catharina Medrek1*, Fredrik Pontén2, Karin Jirström3 and Karin Leandersson1

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1 Center for Molecular Pathology, Jan Waldenströmsgata 59, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, 20502, Malmö, Sweden

2 Department of Genetics and Pathology, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University, 751 85, Uppsala, Sweden

3 Department of Clinical Sciences, Pathology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, 221 85, Lund, Sweden

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BMC Cancer 2012, 12:306  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-306

Published: 23 July 2012

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Distribution of CD163+ and CD68+ macrophages in primary breast cancer.

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Correlation between the amount of tumor stroma content and the density of CD163+and CD68+TAMS in TS.

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Correlation between CD163 in tumor stroma and granulin expression in primary breast cancer.

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