The use of CDKN2A deletion as a diagnostic marker for malignant mesothelioma in body cavity effusions Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Gene Deletion
  • Genes, p16
  • Genetic Markers
  • Mesothelioma

abstract

  • The detection of homozygous CDKN2A deletion by FISH would have been helpful in confirming a diagnosis of mesothelioma over reactive mesothelial cells in 12 of 13 samples with positive or suspicious cytology. Further studies on larger series of patients with suspicious cytology are needed to evaluate the validity and efficiency of this approach for improving the diagnostic accuracy of effusion cytology.

publication date

  • February 25, 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.10923

PubMed ID

  • 12589646

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 51

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 99

number

  • 1