S. Frenzer

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In vitro detection of micronuclei was used to determine spontaneous chromosomal instability in cultured fibroblasts of 28 healthy normal controls, 28 individuals with nonfamilial cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) and 14 people with familial occurrence of CMM. Lymphocytes from 40 healthy controls, 40 CMM patients and 6 individuals with familial CMM were(More)
The certainty of a strong genetic predisposition to malignant melanoma was first established over 35 years ago. Since it has been shown that constitutive chromosomal instability is significantly correlated with the familial occurrence of cancer, we have studied spontaneous micronucleus rates in fibroblast cultures from 44 melanoma patients, 44 healthy(More)
Histology is the most important method in evaluating melanocytic and other pigmented lesions. In most cases a clear diagnosis can be established and its metastatic potential can be assessed. However, some problems have to be pointed out: i. The diagnosis of problem cases. Mainly the differential diagnosis between malignant melanoma and benign melanocytic(More)
Cultured fibroblasts from patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) were tested for chromosomal instability by determination of micronuclei (MN) and sister chromatide exchange (SCE). The constitutive as well as the UV-induced level of MN was increased in CMM patients, being most pronounced in the familial cases. There was an increased UV sensitivity(More)
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