Journal article

Genetic aberrations detected by comparative genomic hybridisation in vulvar cancers

D Allen, AM Hutchins, F Hammet, DJ White, J Scurry, S Tabrizi, SM Garland, JE Armes

BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER | SPRINGERNATURE | Published : 2002

Abstract

Squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva is a disease of significant clinical importance, which arises in the presence or absence of human papillomavirus. We used comparative genomic hybridisation to document non-random chromosomal gains and losses within human papillomavirus positive and negative vulvar cancers. Gain of 3q was significantly more common in human papillomavirus-positive cancers compared to human papillomavirus-negative cancers. The smallest area of gain was 3q22-25, a chromosome region which is frequently gained in other human papillomavirus-related cancers. Chromosome 8q was more commonly gained in human papillomavirus-negative compared to human papillomavirus-positive cancers. ..

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