Microsatellite analysis of early stage (Ia-IIb) uterine cervical squamous carcinoma.
Cervical cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy of the developing world. The oncogenic role of human papilloma virus (HPV) is well known. Attention is now focusing on the complicit genetic changes, which allow progression of these tumors. Regarding these changes, deletion of tumor suppressor genes (loss of heterozygosity [LOH]) is the preferred pathway of progression with only a subset manifesting microsatellite instability (MSI). Implicated loci include 3p14.1-22. Several studies s...Expand abstract
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