Annette Torgunrud Kristensen

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Various capillary electrophoresis applications have increasingly been utilized in mutation detection. Separation of two species is either based on secondary structure or differences in melting of DNA due to the mutation. Detection of the mutant is based on its mobility difference in the sieving matrix. We have adapted a regular 96-capillary sequencing(More)
BACKGROUND Recognizing EGFR as key orchestrator of the metastatic process in colorectal cancer, but also the substantial heterogeneity of responses to anti-EGFR therapy, we examined the pattern of composite tumor kinase activities governed by EGFR-mediated signaling that might be implicated in development of metastatic disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS Point(More)
After total mesorectal excision (TME) for rectal cancer around 10% of patients develops local recurrences within the pelvis. One reason for recurrence might be spillage of cancer cells during surgery. This pilot study was conducted to investigate the incidence of remnant cancer cells in pelvic lavage after resection of rectal cancer. DNA from cells obtained(More)
Melting gel techniques have proven to be amenable and powerful tools in point mutation and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis. With the introduction of commercially available capillary electrophoresis instruments, a partly automated platform for denaturant capillary electrophoresis with potential for routine screening of selected target sequences(More)
A large number of DNA single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been discovered following the Human Genome Project. Several projects have been launched to find associations between SNPs and various disease cohorts. This study examined the possible association between the reported SNPs and sporadic rectal cancer. It has been proposed that SNPs in the(More)
The prognostic significance of free cancer cells detected in peritoneal fluid at the time of rectal surgery remains unclear. A substantial number of patients will develop metastatic disease even with successful local treatment. This prospective non-randomized study investigated the prognostic value of intraperitoneal free cancer cells harvested in(More)
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