Urmila Majhi

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The aim of this work was to study the mutation profile in hMSH2 and hMLH1 genes in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) patients in India. On the basis of the Bethesda criteria, 31 colorectal cancer patients were studied first for microsatellite instability, using the five markers recommended by the Bethesda guidelines. Twelve of 31 tumor(More)
We present here three cases of plasma cell dyscrasias; first case presenting as primary plasma cell leukemia showing unusual morphology and aberrant expression of myeloid markers; the second case presenting as plasma cell leukaemia with atypical plasma cells in peripheral blood and the third case presenting as myelomatous pleural effusion after treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary cancers account for 5-10% of cancers. In this study BRCA1, BRCA2 and CHEK2*(1100delC) were analyzed for mutations in 91 HBOC/HBC/HOC families and early onset breast and early onset ovarian cancer cases. METHODS PCR-DHPLC was used for mutation screening followed by DNA sequencing for identification and confirmation of mutations.(More)
We report a rare case of endometrial adenocarcinoma involving both horns of a bicornuate uterus in a postmenopausal woman. Patient underwent total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection following an initial positive diagnosis of well differentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma on endometrial(More)
The c-erbB3 protein is a member of the type 1 tyrosine kinase growth factor receptor family. We report on the production and characterisation of a monoclonal antibody, RTJ2, raised against a synthetic peptide from the cytoplasmic domain of the molecule. The antibody is specific for c-erbB3 protein as determined by Western blotting, immunoprecipitation and(More)
A 42-year-old lady described a three-month history of a left-sided, painless swelling below the left earlobe. She presented to us after an acute exacerbation--with complaints of aching pain over the area for the past ten days. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a heterodense mass lesion measuring 48 x 53 mm at its greatest dimension, arising from the left(More)
A 35 year old woman who was in clinical remission of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia on standard therapy presented with leukaemic involvement of both breasts. Local radiation therapy with concurrent systemic chemotherapy with vincristine, daunorubicin. L-asparaginase and prednisolone produced complete resolution of the breast lesions.
Struma ovarii (SO) is a rare form of ovarian tumor, which is defined by the presence of thyroid tissue comprising more than 50% of the overall tumor volume. The vast majority of the variants of SO are benign; however, malignant tumors have been reported in a small percentage of cases. An aggressive multimodality approach using ovarian cancer staging(More)
Cervical cancer is the one of the most common cancers affecting the south Indian women. The objective of the present study was to analyze the pl6/Rb/cyclin D1 pathway in the normal (n=30), dysplastic (n=56), and malignant cervical epithelium (n=142) using immunohistochemistry. The positive immunoreactivity for p16 was as follows: CIN I--1/12 (8.3%), CIN(More)