Ninety-four esophageal squamous cell carcinomas were examined for loss of heterozygosity at several loci on the long arm of chromosome 17 (17q), using restriction fragment length polymorphism markers. Loss of heterozygosity was observed in 56 (62%) of 91 tumors that were informative with at least one marker. Comparison of these results with clinicopathological data indicated that the losses on chromosome 17q had occurred at an early stage of carcinogenesis. Detailed deletion mapping in these tumors revealed that the region commonly deleted was within the segment between loci defined by two markers at chromosomal band 17q21.3.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1994 Apr|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research