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Cancer genetics

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This section publishes research on the variety and impact of chromosomal aberrations on all types of human cancer. Manuscripts on animal models of tumors are also welcome. Case reports can only be considered if they provide a comprehensive review of the literature or describe an as yet-unreported finding in the corresponding malignancy. The exclusive use of molecular cytogenetic approaches (including array-CGH), or a combination of those with banding cytogenetics, standard molecular genetic or modern high-throughput approaches, or with proteomic or epigenetic studies, is welcome.

  1. Content type: Review

    Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) affects multiple sites of the upper aerodigestive tract and exhibited high incidence and mortality worldwide, being frequently diagnosed at advanced stage. Early d...

    Authors: Ilda Patrícia Ribeiro, Joana Barbosa de Melo and Isabel Marques Carreira

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2019 12:33

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  2. Content type: Case Report

    Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is characterized by fusion of PML/RARα genes as a result of t(15;17)(q24;q21). APL is now one of the curable hematological malignancies thanks to molecularly targeted therapi...

    Authors: Filomena Nozza, Gabriella Vona, Stefania Trino, Fiorella D’Auria, Francesco La Rocca, Vitina Grieco, Luciana Possidente, Luciana De Luca and Pellegrino Musto

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2019 12:32

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  3. Content type: Research

    Tumorigenesis is a multi-step process which is accompanied by substantial changes in genome organization. The development of these changes is not only a random process, but rather comprise specific DNA regions...

    Authors: Christoph Standfuß, Jonas Parczyk, Jerome Ruhnau and Andreas Klein

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2019 12:25

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  4. Content type: Research

    Meningiomas are among the most frequent intracranial tumors. Although the majority of meningiomas can be cured by surgical resection, up to 20% of the patients develop an aggressive clinical course with tumor ...

    Authors: Sina Hemmer, Steffi Urbschat, Joachim Oertel and Ralf Ketter

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2019 12:22

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  5. Content type: Review

    Many cancers possess an incorrect number of chromosomes, a state described as aneuploidy. Aneuploidy is often caused by Chromosomal Instability (CIN), a process of continuous chromosome mis-segregation. CIN is...

    Authors: Andréa E. Tijhuis, Sarah C. Johnson and Sarah E. McClelland

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2019 12:17

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    Nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma is a rare entity in which the cytogenetic findings are not well defined. The t(2;14)(p24;q32) has previously been reported in three patients with blastic mantle cell lymphom...

    Authors: Angela Brown, Isabella Sciascia-Visani, Dianna Farrell, Meg Smith, Clive Felix, Vanaja Mutharajah, Jackie Ruell and Graeme Taylor

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2019 12:3

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  7. Content type: Letter to Editor

    The 2016 revision to the World Health Organization classification of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia recognizes a distinct class of myeloid and lymphoid tumors with eosinophilia-related proliferations ass...

    Authors: Vanessa Fiorini Furtado, Neeraj Y. Saini, William Walsh, Venu Bathini and Patricia M. Miron

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2018 11:56

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is rare in the pediatric age group and it may be associated with inheritable bone marrow failure (BMF) such as Fanconi anemia (FA). FA is a rare multi-system genetic disorder, ch...

    Authors: Viviane Lamim Lovatel, Daiane Corrêa de Souza, Tatiana Fonseca Alvarenga, Roberto R. Capela de Matos, Claudia Diniz, Marcia Trindade Schramm, Juan Clinton Llerena Júnior, Maria Luiza Macedo Silva, Eliana Abdelhay and Teresa de Souza Fernandez

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2018 11:40

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  9. Content type: Review

    In the past 15 years, impressive progress has been made to understand the molecular mechanism behind aneuploidy, largely due to the effort of using various -omics approaches to study model systems (e.g. yeast ...

    Authors: Christine J. Ye, Sarah Regan, Guo Liu, Sarah Alemara and Henry H. Heng

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2018 11:31

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    Collision tumors are rare entities that consist of two histologically distinct tumor types arising in the same anatomic site. An association between chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and malignant melanoma (M...

    Authors: Roberta La Starza, Tiziana Pierini, Lorenza Pastorino, Elisa Albi, Caterina Matteucci, Barbara Crescenzi, Paolo Sportoletti, Piero Covarelli, Franca Falzetti, Giovanni Roti, Stefano Ascani and Cristina Mecucci

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2018 11:6

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  11. Content type: Research

    The majority of the cases of bone marrow failure syndromes/aplastic anaemias (BMFS/AA) are non-hereditary and considered idiopathic (80–85%). The peripheral blood picture is variable, with anaemia, neutropenia...

    Authors: R. Valli, L. Vinti, A. Frattini, M. Fabbri, G. Montalbano, C. Olivieri, A. Minelli, F. Locatelli, F. Pasquali and E. Maserati

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2018 11:2

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    Children with Down syndrome (DS) have an enhanced risk of developing acute leukemia, with the most common subtype being acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL). Myeloid leukemia in Down syndrome (ML-DS) is cons...

    Authors: Daiane Correa de Souza, Amanda Faria de Figueiredo, Daniela R. Ney Garcia, Elaine Sobral da Costa, Moneeb A.K. Othman, Thomas Liehr, Eliana Abdelhay, Maria Luiza Macedo Silva and Teresa de Souza Fernandez

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2017 10:35

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  13. Content type: Review

    Oral cancer is one of the most common malignant lesions of the head and neck. This cancer is an aggressive and lethal disease with no significant improvements in the overall survival in the last decades. Moreo...

    Authors: Ilda Patrícia Ribeiro, Leonor Barroso, Francisco Marques, Joana Barbosa Melo and Isabel Marques Carreira

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:85

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  14. Content type: Research

    Intrachromosomal amplification of chromosome 21 (iAMP21) results from breakage-fusion-bridge cycles and chromothripsis is a distinct marker of a subgroup of B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) cases as...

    Authors: Jun Gu, Alexandra Reynolds, Lianghua Fang, Corrie DeGraffenreid, Kenneth Sterns, Keyur P. Patel, L. Jeffrey Medeiros, Pei Lin and Xinyan Lu

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:84

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Constitutional translocations between sex chromosomes are rather rare in humans with breakpoints at Xp11 and Yq11 as the most frequent. Breakpoints on the short arm of the Y chromosome form one subgroup of t(X...

    Authors: Lenka Pavlistova, Silvia Izakova, Zuzana Zemanova, Lucie Bartuskova, Martina Langova, Pavlina Malikova and Kyra Michalova

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:67

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  16. Content type: Methodology

    Cytogenetic abnormalities are important prognostic markers in plasma cell myeloma (PCM) and detection is routinely performed by interphase fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) with a panel of probes after...

    Authors: Edmond S. K. Ma, Candy L. N. Wang, Anthony T. C. Wong, Gigi Choy and Tsun Leung Chan

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:63

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  17. Content type: Research

    Sex chromosome loss (SCL), including loss of an X chromosome (-X) in females and loss of the Y chromosome (-Y) in males, resulting in a karyotype of 45,X, rarely occurs in patients post an allogeneic hematopoi...

    Authors: Zhenya Tang, L. Jeffrey Medeiros, C. Cameron Yin, Wei Wang, Xinyan Lu, Ken H. Young, Joseph D. Khoury and Guilin Tang

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:62

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  18. Content type: Short report

    Despite progression in treatment of gastric cancer, prognosis of patients remains poor, in part due to the low rate of diagnosis during its early stages. This paradigm implies the necessity to identify molecul...

    Authors: T. M. Araújo, A. D. Seabra, E. M. Lima, P. P. Assumpção, R. C. Montenegro, S. Demachki, R. M. Burbano and A. S. Khayat

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:52

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    BCR-ABL1 fusion proteins contain constitutively active tyrosine kinases that are potential candidates for targeted therapy with tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as imatinib in chronic m...

    Authors: Xiaodong Lyu, Jingke Yang, Xianwei Wang, Jieying Hu, Bing Liu, Yu Zhao, Zhen Guo, Bingshan Liu, Ruihua Fan and Yongping Song

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:47

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare hematologic malignancy. Based on literature reports of limited cases, over 50 % of BPDCN have chromosomal abnormalities, but no single chromosomal...

    Authors: Zhenya Tang, Guilin Tang, Sa A. Wang, Xinyan Lu, Ken H. Young, Carlos E. Bueso-Ramos, Yesid Alvarado, L. Jeffrey Medeiros and Joseph D. Khoury

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:23

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  21. Content type: Research

    Wilms tumor (WT) has a not completely elucidated pathogenesis. DNA copy number alterations (CNAs) are common in cancer, and often define key pathogenic events. The aim of this work was to investigate CNAs in o...

    Authors: A. C. V. Krepischi, M. Maschietto, E. N. Ferreira, A. G. Silva, S. S. Costa, I. W. da Cunha, B. D. F. Barros, P. E. Grundy, C. Rosenberg and D. M. Carraro

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:20

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  22. Content type: Short report

    Diffuse astrocytomas are characterized by their highly variable biological behavior. The possibility that tumors develop novel aberrations, with relevant biological properties, is often neglected. In this stud...

    Authors: Halka Lhotska, Zuzana Zemanova, Hana Cechova, Sarka Ransdorfova, Karla Svobodova, Filip Kramar, Zdenek Krejcik and Kyra Michalova

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:13

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  23. Content type: Research

    Deletion of 13q14 is the most common cytogenetic change in chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) and is detected in about 50 % of patients by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FIS...

    Authors: Beata Grygalewicz, Renata Woroniecka, Jolanta Rygier, Klaudia Borkowska, Iwona Rzepecka, Martyna Łukasik, Agnieszka Budziłowska, Grzegorz Rymkiewicz, Katarzyna Błachnio, Beata Nowakowska, Magdalena Bartnik, Monika Gos and Barbara Pieńkowska-Grela

    Citation: Molecular Cytogenetics 2016 9:1

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