Barbara Bernasconi

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Deletion of the 50f2/C (DYS7C) locus in interval 6 of Yq has previously been reported as a polymorphism in three males. We describe a survey of worldwide populations for further instances of this deletion. Of 859 males tested, 55 (approximately 6%) show absence of the 50f2/C locus; duplication of the locus was also detected in eight out of 595 males(More)
To assess whether early breast lesions are the precursors of invasive carcinomas, three classes of breast lesions, namely benign tumors (including fibroadenomas), putative premalignant lesions (including cases of atypical hyperplasia), and invasive carcinomas, were compared at the cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic levels. Genetic relatedness was clearly(More)
Complex karyotypes are often seen in primary surface epithelial ovarian tumors (SEOTs). Conventional cytogenetic as well as fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses coupled with loss of heterozygosity studies identified abnormalities of chromosome 6 as one of the most frequent lesions in these types of tumors. We performed cytogenetic analysis of direct(More)
Aberrant DNA methylation has been widely investigated in sporadic colorectal carcinomas (CRCs), and extensive work has been performed to characterize different methylation profiles of CRC. Less information is available about the role of epigenetics in hereditary CRC and about the possible clinical use of epigenetic biomarkers in CRC, regardless of the(More)
Cytogenetic investigation was performed on direct preparations of 15 endometrial cancers showing different histotypes. Clonal abnormalities were found in 11 out of 13 analysable cases. The modal chromosome number was near diploid in all cases. The abnormal karyotypes contained relatively simple numerical or structural aberrations in the majority of tumours.(More)
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