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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 513-517

Microsatellite instability in stage II colorectal cancer: An Indian perspective

Department of Medical Oncology, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), New Delhi, India

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A Rathore
Department of Medical Oncology, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-509X.204772

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INTRODUCTION: Around 80% of colorectal carcinoma are associated with chromosomal instability (CIN) while rest of 20 % are euploid, possessing defect in mis match repair system (MMR) quintessential for surveillance and correction of errors in introduced into microsatellites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyse all stage II CRC for MSI who presented at MDTC at Army hospital (research and refrral) new delhi during last 2 years (Jan 14 to Dec 2015). RESULTS: We found that 22.2% patients out of 45 patients with stageII CRC being MSI-. high. We also noticed all suchcases were associated with loss of expression of PMS2 & MLH1, that was in contrast other studies where loss of MLH1 and [email protected], MSH6 were seen more commonly. CONCLUSION: MSI occurs in a significant proportion of colorectal cancers in young (<50 years old) patients. Young age at colorectal cancer diagnosis, proximal tumor location, family history of colorectal cancer were independent predictors of MSI status in our patients. In a proportion of these young patients with MSI tumors, loss of expression of proteins by 2 MMR genes PMS2 and hMLH1 has been identified.


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