Although papillary carcinoma accounts for approximately 70% of all thyroid cancers, preliminary studies of allelic loss have thus far not identified any areas of chromosomal deletion. We evaluated 30 papillary thyroid carcinomas for chromosomal loss/allelic imbalance by testing at least 2 microsatellite markers from every autosomal arm. Fifteen of the 30 tumors tested exhibited loss of heterozygosity/allelic imbalance (LOH/AI) at one or more loci. Chromosomal arms with frequent LOH/AI included 4q, 5p, 7p and 11p. An average of 1.1 chromosomal arms displayed LOH/AI in each individual tumor. Therefore, 4q, 5p, 7p and, to a lesser extent, 11p display significant LOH/AI in papillary thyroid cancer, which indicates the presence of putative tumor-suppressor gene loci at these chromosomal arms.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Cancer|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research