Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i12.3706
Peer-review started: September 4, 2014
First decision: October 14, 2014
Revised: October 31, 2014
Accepted: December 1, 2014
Article in press: December 1, 2014
Published online: March 28, 2015
Core tip: High c-Met expression was found in colorectal cancer and showed a positive relationship with early tumor invasion and metastasis. However, there still seems to be no consensus about the prognostic properties of c-Met status. In this paper, after combing the data from 11 retrospective studies with 1,895 patients, the authors found that high c-Met expression was associated with poor prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer.