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Ki-67 is a strong prognostic marker of non-small cell lung cancer when tissue heterogeneity is considered

Kazuhiro Tabata12, Tomonori Tanaka12, Tomayoshi Hayashi2, Takashi Hori34, Sayuri Nunomura12, Suguru Yonezawa5 and Junya Fukuoka12*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Pathology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan

2 Department of Pathology, Nagasaki University Hospital, Nagasaki, Japan

3 Department of Surgical Pathology, Laboratory of Pathology, Toyama, Japan

4 Department of Pathology, Toyama University Hospital, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930-0194, Japan

5 Department of Human Pathology, Field of Oncology, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima, Japan

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BMC Clinical Pathology 2014, 14:23  doi:10.1186/1472-6890-14-23

Published: 13 May 2014

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Additional file 1:

Characteristics of all 100 lung cancer patients used in this study and correlation with grades of Ki-67 score.

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Additional file 2:

Proportion of score in Ki-67 immunohistochemical staining with 2004 WHO histological classification of Lung Cancer.

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