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16q LOH

Tuesday 19 October 2004


- Wilms tumor (nephroblastoma)
- mammary carcinomas (breast cancer) (16518845)

  • Loss of heterozygosity on the long arm of chromosome 16 is one of the most frequent genetic events in breast cancer, suggesting the presence of one or more classic tumor-suppressor genes (TSGs).

Candidate genes

- E-cadherin


- Wittmann S, Zirn B, Alkassar M, Ambros P, Graf N, Gessler M. Loss of 11q and 16q in Wilms tumors is associated with anaplasia, tumor recurrence, and poor prognosis. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2007 Feb;46(2):163-70. PMID: 17099873

- Rakha EA, Green AR, Powe DG, Roylance R, Ellis IO. Chromosome 16 tumor-suppressor genes in breast cancer. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2006 Jun;45(6):527-35. PMID: 16518845

- Grundy PE, Breslow NE, Li S, Perlman E, Beckwith JB, Ritchey ML, Shamberger RC, Haase GM, D’Angio GJ, Donaldson M, Coppes MJ, Malogolowkin M, Shearer P, Thomas PR, Macklis R, Tomlinson G, Huff V, Green DM; National Wilms Tumor Study Group. Loss of heterozygosity for chromosomes 1p and 16q is an adverse prognostic factor in favorable-histology Wilms tumor: a report from the National Wilms Tumor Study Group. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Oct 10;23(29):7312-21. PMID: 16129848