Association among XRCC 1 , XRCC 3 , and BLHX gene polymorphisms and chromosome instability in lymphocytes from patients with endometriosis and ovarian cancer

@inproceedings{Monteiro2014AssociationAX,
  title={Association among XRCC 1 , XRCC 3 , and BLHX gene polymorphisms and chromosome instability in lymphocytes from patients with endometriosis and ovarian cancer},
  author={M. S. Monteiro and D. B. Vilas Boas and C. B. Gigliotti and Daisy Maria F{\'a}vero Salvadori},
  year={2014}
}
Endometriosis is a complex disease that has both benign and malignant characteristics. It affects 5-10% of women of reproductive age. Studies have demonstrated the existence of common genetic changes in endometriosis and ovarian cancer, suggesting a possible association between these 2 diseases. However, the mechanisms that lead to the development of cancer from endometriosis remain unknown. In this study, we evaluated 3 groups of women: 72 patients with endometriosis, 70 with ovarian cancer… CONTINUE READING