Circulating DNA in the blood of gastric cancer patients.


The concentration of cell-free DNA and promoter methylation status of the MGMT, p15, and hMLH1 genes were analyzed by a fluorescence-based assay and methylation-specific PCR (MSP) in the blood of gastric cancer patients (n= 20) and healthy subjects (n= 22). Gastric cancer patients were characterized by an increased concentration of circulating DNA in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1196/annals.1448.009