Increased p53 protein content of colorectal tumours correlates with poor survival.

Allelic losses on the short arm of chromosome 17 occur frequently in colorectal cancers. Despite the existence of other common molecular events such as loss of the long arms of chromosomes 18 and 5, it has been demonstrated that the former has the greatest prognostic significance. Of the various genes mapping to the commonly deleted sequence, the best… CONTINUE READING