Published in Cancer Weekly, March 29th, 2005
"The immunoreactive protein for the matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) was studied prospectively from the pre-treatment sera of breast carcinoma patients using an enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA). The study comprised 71 primary breast carcinoma patients treated in Oulu University Hospital, Finland, between 1988 and 1991. The median follow-up time was over 10 years," wrote Anne Talvensaari-Mattila and colleagues.
"Low preoperative serum MMP-9 (<54.5 ng/ml) was...
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