Expression of p53, bcl-2, bax and bcl-xl in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast.
BACKGROUND: DCIS is a malignant proliferation of mammary ductal epithelial cells without invasion beyond the basement membrane. Bcl-2, bax, bcl-xl and p53 are implicated in regulation of apoptosis. This study aimed to clarify the role of these gene products in DCIC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining of 13 cases of DCIS with bcl-2, bax, bcl-xl and p53 was performed. RESULTS: ... Read more