Thangarajan Rajkumar

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BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV), the causal agent of cervical cancer, appears to be involved in the etiology of cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx. To investigate these associations, we conducted a multicenter case-control study of cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx in nine countries. METHODS We recruited 1670 case patients (1415 with(More)
To evaluate the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) and other risk factors in the aetiology of invasive cervical carcinoma (ICC), we conducted a hospital-based case-control study in Chennai, Southern India. A total of 205 ICC cases (including 12 adenocarcinomas) and 213 frequency age-matched control women were included. HPV DNA in cervical cells was(More)
Between 1996 and 1999 we carried out a case-control study in 3 areas in Southern India (Bangalore, Madras and Trivandrum) including 591 incident cases of cancer of the oral cavity (282 women) and 582 hospital controls (290 women), frequency-matched with cases by age and gender. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were obtained from(More)
Cancer of the breast is the second most common cancer seen among Indian women. This study describes the use of DHPLC for mutation analysis for BRCA1, BRCA2 and CHEK2 (1100delC) in 22 patients with a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer and early onset breast cancer (<35 years of age). Three of the 22 patients were found to have a non-sense(More)
Between 1996 and 1999, we carried out a study in Southern India on risk factors for oral cancer. The study included 591 incident cases of cancer of the oral cavity (282 women) and 582 hospital controls (290 women). Height was unrelated to oral cancer risk. Body mass index (weight in kilograms/height in metres squared) was inversely associated with risk (P(More)
The breast cancer incidence has been increasing in the south Indian women. A case (n = 250)–control (n = 500) study was undertaken to investigate the role of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP’s) in GSTM1 (Present/Null); GSTP1 (Ile105Val), p53 (Arg72Pro), TGFβ1 (Leu10Pro), c-erbB2 (Ile655Val), and GSTT1 (Null/Present) in breast cancer. In addition, the(More)
The present study was undertaken to examine the frequencies of GSTM1 (Null/Present), GSTP1 (Ile105Val) and p53 (Arg72Pro) genotypes and their relations to breast cancer susceptibility in South Indian women. This case - control study involved 250 consecutive breast cancer cases and 500 healthy controls matched in five-year age categories in the ratio of 1:2.(More)
Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among Indian women. This cancer has well defined pre-cancerous stages and evolves over 10-15 years or more. This study was undertaken to identify differentially expressed genes between normal, dysplastic and invasive cervical cancer. A total of 28 invasive cervical cancers, 4 CIN3/CIS, 4 CIN1/CIN2 and 5 Normal(More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphisms in the drug-metabolizing enzymes are found to be associated with the inter-individual variation in response to a particular drug. Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are involved in the metabolism of several anticancer drugs, including alkylating agents, anthracyclines, and cyclophosphamides. AIM The present study is aimed to(More)
Sclerostin domain containing 1 (SOSTDC1) is reportedly down-regulated in various cancers. Our purpose was to study whether epigenetic mechanisms were involved in the down-regulation of expression in gastric cancer. Expression analysis of SOSTDC1 in gastric cancer cell lines indicated mRNA down-regulation. Our reporter assays and gene reactivation studies(More)