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PURPOSE The HDM2 gene represents one of the central nodes in the p53 pathway. A recent study reported the association of a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP309) in the HDM2 promoter region with accelerated tumor formation in both hereditary and sporadic cancers. In this study, we aim to evaluate the SNP309 in bladder cancer and to link it to TP53 status.(More)
The use of glass–silicon chips for PCR analysis has been widely reported in the last decade, but there have been few systematic efforts to pin down the biochemical problems such systems bring forth. Here we report a systematic analysis of material-related inhibition and adsorption phenomena in glass–silicon PCR-chips. The results suggest that the previously(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor gene (EGFR) alteration is a common feature in most of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Robust response of anti-EGFR treatments has been mostly associated with the EGFR deletion mutant variant III (EGFRvIII) and expression of PTEN. We have performed a prospective trial in order to confirm the efficacy of erlotinib treatment in(More)
The enumeration of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in peripheral blood correlates with clinical outcome in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). We analyzed the molecular profiling of peripheral blood from 43 metastatic CRPC patients with known CTC content in order to identify genes that may be related to prostate cancer progression. Global gene(More)
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