Table 1

EGFR mRNA expression before surgery, after surgery, and after chemotherapy in patients with bladder cancer

Patient no.StageEGFR mRNA expressionFollow-upa
TumorPeripheral blood
Pre-surgical treatmentbPostsurgical treatmentcPost-chemotherapyd
10is/Free
20a/Free
30a/Free
40a+/Progr. st. I
5I+/Progr. st. II
6I+++/Free
7II+++Stability
8IIStability
9III+++Stability
10III+++Stability
11III+++Stability
12III++++Death
13III+++Stability
14III+++Stability
15III+++Stability
16III++++Death
  • a Thirty months after surgery.

  • b Days (1–2) before surgery.

  • c Three months after surgery.

  • d One year after chemotherapy.