Genomic instability in neoplasia.

Recent studies have demonstrated novel alterations of microsatellite DNA in tumor tissue. The alterations, termed microsatellite instability or replication error phenotype, have now been observed in tumors from patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), the Muir-Torre syndrome (MTS) and in an increasing number of sporadic tumors. These… CONTINUE READING