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Linear quantification of lymphoid infiltration of the tumor margin: a reproducible method, developed with colorectal cancer tissues, for assessing a highly variable prognostic factor

Marc-Antoine Allard12, Jean Baptiste Bachet136, Alain Beauchet4, Catherine Julie15, Robert Malafosse12, Christophe Penna127, Bernard Nordlinger12 and Jean-François Emile15*

Author Affiliations

1 EA4340, Versailles SQY University, Boulogne, France

2 Department of Digestive and Oncological Surgery, Ambroise Paré Hospital, APHP, Boulogne, France

3 Department of Digestive Oncology, Ambroise Paré Hospital, APHP, Boulogne, France

4 Department of Clinical Research, and Ambroise Paré Hospital, APHP, Boulogne, France

5 Department of Pathology, Ambroise Paré Hospital, APHP, 9 Av. Charles de Gaulle, Boulogne F-92104, France

6 present address: Hôpital de la Pitié, APHP, Paris, France

7 present address: Hôpital de Bicêtre, APHP, Bicêtre, France

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Diagnostic Pathology 2012, 7:156  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-156

Published: 13 November 2012

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