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Allelotyping of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the Breast: Deletion of Loci on 8p, 13q, 16q, 17p and ITq
  • Helen Donis-Keller, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Diane M. Radford
  • Keri L Fair
  • Nancy J. Phillips
  • Jon H. Ritter
  • Todd Steinbrueck
  • Matthew S. Holt
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In order to determine which tumor suppressor loci are involved in preinvasive breast cancer, we have assayed for loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Areas of DCISwere microdissected from archival paraffin-embedded tissue. DNA was extracted, and LOH was determined by PCR of microsatellite markers that map to 39 autosomal arms. Either uninvolved lymph node or white cell DNA was used as normal control. A total of 61 samples of DCIS were assayed. The average number of informative tumors examined for each marker was 19 (range, 8-48). The median fractional allelic loss was 0.037. The highest percentage of LOH was shown forloci on 8p (18.7%), 13q (18%), 16q (28.6%), 17p (37.5%), and 17q (15.9%). LOH on 18q was found in 10.7% of informative tumors. Fractional allelic loss was associated with LOH on 17p, with high nuclear grade and with the comedo subtype of DCIS. LOH on 17p correlated with LOH on 17q and on 13q. Additional markers were used for 16q and 17p to determine the smallest common region of deletion. These data provide evidence that tumor suppressor loci that map to these regions are involved in the oncogenesis of breast cancer before progression to the invasive phenotype. Our findings provide additional support that multiple loci on 17p and 16q are involved inthe development of breast cancer.

© 1995 American Association for Cancer Research. This article was published in Cancer Research, vol. 55, iss. 15, p. 3399-3405 and may be found here.

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Helen Donis-Keller, Diane M. Radford, Keri L Fair, Nancy J. Phillips, et al.. "Allelotyping of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the Breast: Deletion of Loci on 8p, 13q, 16q, 17p and ITq" (1995)
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