An epigenetic marker panel for screening and prognostic prediction of ovarian cancer

Her Young Su, Hung Cheng Lai, Ya Wen Lin, Yu Ching Chou, Chin Yu Liu, Mu Hsien Yu

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Aberrant CpG island hypermethylation is a common finding of cancers, which might be detectable in the tissue or serum of affected patients. We analyzed DNA methylation by methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction of 7 genes, which included secreted frizzled receptor proteins 1, 2, 4, 5 (SFRPI, 2, 4, 5), SRY-box 1 (SOX1), paired box gene 1 (PAX1) and LIM homeobox transcription factor 1, alpha (LMX1A) in primary tumor samples from 126 patients with ovarian cancer, 75 with a benign tumor and 14 with borderline malignancy of an ovarian tumor, and in the serum from 26 patients with ovarian cancer and 20 with a benign tumor. Six of 7 genes had higher methylation rates in patients with ovarian cancer than in borderline malignancy or benign tumor (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-393
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Cancer
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Cpg islands
  • Epigenetics
  • Methylation-specific pcr
  • Ovarian cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Medicine(all)

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