[Expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in bladder transitional cell carcinoma and the significance thereof].Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Oct 21; 88(38):2683-4.ZY
To study the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in bladder transitional cell carcinoma (Tcc) and the clinical significance thereof.
Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression of COX-2 in 56 specimens of bladder Tcc and 10 specimens of normal bladder tissue, all resected during operation.
No expression of COX-2 was detected in the 10 specimens of normal bladder tissue and in the 56 specimens of bladder Tcc the positive rate of COX-2 was 55.36%. The expression of COX-2 in bladder Tcc was closely correlated with the grade and stage of tumor (both P < 0.01).
COX-2 expression in bladder Tcc is closely correlated with the grade and stage.