Involvement of 1p36 region in two cases of adenocarcinoma of the ampulla of Vater.

@article{Bernasconi2002InvolvementO1,
  title={Involvement of 1p36 region in two cases of adenocarcinoma of the ampulla of Vater.},
  author={Barbara Bernasconi and Barbara Dossena and Paola Rita Billo and Maria Grazia Tibiletti and Fausto Sessa},
  journal={Cancer genetics and cytogenetics},
  year={2002},
  volume={138 2},
  pages={133-8}
}
Cancer of the ampulla of Vater is an uncommon disease that leads to death in 60% of affected patients. There is general agreement that local spread of the tumour (T stage) is the only significant and independent prognostic factor for this cancer. Although the genetic mechanisms underlying the development of ampullary tumors are still mostly unknown because of their rarity, the genetic anomalies involved in tumor development might serve as additional prognostic markers. Cytogenetic studies may… CONTINUE READING