Measuring cell proliferation

Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1991 Jun;115(6):555-7.


Histopathology is based on the interpretation of features of the microscopic image. In recent years, there has evolved interest in assessing quantifiable data from these images, with the intent of providing more precise diagnostic and prognostic information. Proliferation characteristics of tumors are among the most important of these data. Methods for measuring cell proliferation are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Division*
  • Cytological Techniques*
  • DNA / biosynthesis
  • Humans
  • Metaphase
  • Mitosis
  • Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Nucleolus Organizer Region


  • DNA