Loss of heterozygosity on chromosomes 11 and 17 are markers of recurrence in TCC of the bladder

Edwards, J. , Duncan, P., Going, J.J., Grigor, K.M., Watters, A.D. and Bartlett, J.M.S. (2001) Loss of heterozygosity on chromosomes 11 and 17 are markers of recurrence in TCC of the bladder. British Journal of Cancer, 85(12), pp. 1894-1899. (doi: 10.1054/bjoc.2001.2159)

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Approximately 2/3 of patients diagnosed with superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder (TCC) will recur within 2 years. Loss of chromosome 9 and loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at 9q34 in index TCCs identify a subset of patients at high risk of recurrence. This study explores genetic alterations on chromosomes 4, 8, 11 and 17 as predictors of recurrence. A total of 109 carcinomas were investigated at 26 loci. DNA was extracted from microdissected archival normal/tumour tissue and was analysed for loss of heterozygosity (LOH). Fluorescent PCR was performed and genotyping carried out on a Perkin Elmer AB1377 sequencer. LOH of D11S490 or D17S928 was significantly more frequent in index carcinomas of patients who experienced recurrence compared to those with no recurrence (P = 0.004 and 0.019 respectively). These results suggest that loss of these regions is associated with recurrence of TCC. Further investigation is required to identify genes in these regions, which might be responsible for driving recurrence in TCC of the urinary bladder.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Edwards, Professor Joanne and Going, Dr James
Authors: Edwards, J., Duncan, P., Going, J.J., Grigor, K.M., Watters, A.D., and Bartlett, J.M.S.
Subjects:R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RB Pathology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:British Journal of Cancer

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