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del(18q)

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Pathology

- Chromosome 18q deletion, in conjunction with high carcinoembryonic antigen and CA19-9 levels, is an unfavorable prognostic factor in colorectal cancer.

References

- Chromosome 18q deletion as a novel molecular predictor for colorectal cancer with simultaneous hepatic metastasis. Tanaka T, Watanabe T, Kitayama J, Kanazawa T, Kazama Y, Tanaka J, Kazama S, Nagawa H. Diagn Mol Pathol. 2009 Dec;18(4):219-25. PMID: #19861895#