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Author Pesz, Karolina A. ♦ Bieniek, Andrzej ♦ Makowska, Izabela ♦ Sasiadek, Maria M.
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Wiley
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Genetics and evolution ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human anatomy, cytology, histology ♦ Human physiology ♦ Diseases ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Cells ♦ Anatomy ♦ Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Neoplasms ♦ Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms ♦ Diseases ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Genetic Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences ♦ Persons ♦ Persons
Subject Keyword Discipline Pathology ♦ Discipline Dermatology ♦ Carcinoma, Basal Cell ♦ Genetics ♦ Chromosome Aberrations ♦ Comparative Genomic Hybridization ♦ Skin Neoplasms ♦ Adult ♦ Aged ♦ Aged, 80 And Over ♦ Chromosomes, Human, Pair 2 ♦ Chromosomes, Human, Pair 9 ♦ Dna Copy Number Variations ♦ Female ♦ Genetic Testing ♦ Genome, Human ♦ Humans ♦ Male ♦ Middle Aged ♦ Young Adult ♦ Journal Article ♦ Research Support, Non-u.s. Gov't
Abstract Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the skin is considered to be the most common malignancy in people of European ancestry. It is often not clinically aggressive and has been regarded as genetically stable. However, histopathologic subtypes of BCC differ in their ability to invade surrounding tissues and recur. The aim of this work was to present a comprehensive study of chromosomal imbalances of cutaneous BCC and to correlate the findings with their histopathologic and clinical features. In all, 101 tumor samples were classified according to the current microscopic classification of BCC and then analyzed by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH). Over 60% of BCC were found to carry chromosomal imbalances - partial or whole chromosome gains and losses. Different subtypes of BCC presented common chromosomal alterations. No single chromosomal imbalance was found to be characteristic of a particular subtype of BCC, although the frequency of some chromosomal changes differed from one group to the other. The significance of chromosome 2 gains as a phenomenon that does not coexist with the losses in 9q is discussed.
Description Country affiliation: Poland
Author Affiliation: Pesz KA ( Department of Genetics, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland. karolina.pesz@am.wroc.pl)
ISSN 03036987
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-01-01
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 16000560
Journal Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Volume Number 40
Issue Number 1


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Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus