Sumer Yamaner

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BACKGROUND There is growing evidence describing DNA repair genes polymorphisms are related to increased cancer risk including colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between the APE1 Asp148Glu, hOGG1 Ser326Cys, XRCC1 Arg399Gln, XRCC3 Thr241Met, XPD Lys751Gln, XPG Asp1104His polymorphisms and CRC risk in Turkish(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple genetic and epigenetic alterations in several genes are implicated in the multistep process of human gastric carcinogenesis. In this study, we examined the polymorphisms of six DNA repair genes: APE1, HOGG1, XRCC1, XRCC3, XPD, and XPG in patients with gastric cancer (GC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty patients with GC and 247 controls(More)
BACKGROUND Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) is one of the most frequently mutated suppressor genes in human cancers. However, there are no data about the role of PTEN IVS4 polymorphism in development of colorectal cancer (CRC). The authors aimed to determine the role of PTEN IVS4 variants in the etiology of CRC. PATIENTS AND METHODS A hospital-based(More)
We aimed to investigate the association of the phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) IVS4 polymorphism with a gastric cancer (GC) risk in the Turkish population. A hospital-based case-control study was conducted in 93 patients with GC, and 113 healthy controls. The PTEN IVS4 (rs no: 3830675) polymorphism was determined by using polymerase chain(More)
BACKGROUND Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) is a ligand dependent transcription factor involved in various processes, including carcinogenesis. We aimed to investigate any possible association of the PPARγPro12Ala (rs1801282) polymorphism with risk of developing gastric cancer (GC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A hospital based case(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the surgical outcomes of stapled and handsewn closures in loop ileostomies. METHODS The data of 225 patients requiring loop ileostomies from 2002 to 2007 were retrospectively evaluated. The patients underwent partial small-bowel resections and either handsewn or stapled anastomoses for the ileostomy closures. They were followed up(More)
Previous studies demonstrated survival benefits in association with the addition of chemoradiotherapy after surgery in gastric cancer. This study aimed to examine the efficacy in terms of loco-regional control and survival and safety of 5-FU-based adjuvant chemoradiotherapy after D2 curative surgery. This study included 228 patients (81 female, 147 male)(More)
The inactivation of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p16(INK4A) gene by hypermethylation is observed in numerous types of cancer. New findings indicate that DNA and histone methylation act in concert in gene silencing. In this study, we investigated the methylation status of the p16(INK4A) gene promoter and the histone 3 lysine 9 residue in the tumors(More)
Primary rectal lymphoma is a rare presentation of gastrointestinal lymphomas. Its clinical presentation is indistinguishable from that of rectal carcinoma. Although surgical resection is often technically feasible, optimal therapy for colorectal lymphoma has not yet been identified. We report a case of primary rectal lymphoma (non-Hodgkin's large cell(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to assess the effects of the surgeon's learning curve on the short-term outcome of laparoscopic resections performed for rectal cancer. METHODS A total of 284 patients who underwent laparoscopic resection for rectal cancer performed by 3 different surgical teams between 2005 and 2008 were included in the study. The(More)