Epigenetic changes as prognostic predictors in endometrial carcinomas.

Farkas SA, Sorbe BG, Nilsson TK

Epigenetics 12 (1) 19-26 [2017-01-02; online 2016-11-23]

Endometrial carcinoma is one of the most frequent gynecological malignancies of the female. The diagnostic and prognostic markers for the high-risk subgroups with unfavorable prognosis are under intense debate worldwide, and, therefore, the aim of this study was to identify new potential DNA methylation markers for the high-risk groups. We used the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip to analyze the DNA methylation pattern and investigated its association with clinicopathological features important for defining the high-risk (FIGO-grade 3) and low-risk (FIGO-grade 1) groups of patients with endometrial cancer (n = 31 and n = 39, respectively). We identified specific DNA methylation signature in high-risk endometrial tumors, and potential molecular biomarker genes (TBX2, CHST11, and NID2) associated with unfavorable clinical predictive and prognostic factors.

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PubMed 27874289

DOI 10.1080/15592294.2016.1252891

Crossref 10.1080/15592294.2016.1252891

pmc PMC5270631