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Absence of GNAS mutation in colorectal carcinogenesis

Abstract

Aims and background

The incidence rate of colorectal cancer (CRC) increases every year in Korean populations. However, association between the GNAS mutation and colorectal precancerous lesions has not been studied in in Korean populations. To contribute to better understanding of colorectal carcinogenesis, we analyzed GNAS mutation in 100 cancerous and 96 precancerous colorectal lesions.

Methods

The records of colonoscopic polypectomy performed at Dongsan Medical Center between 1999 and 2003 were reviewed retrospectively. Precancerous lesions included 7 villous adenomas, 59 tubular adenomas, and 18 sessile serrated adenomas, and 12 hyperplastic polyps. Keimyung Human Bio-Resource Bank at Dongsan Medical Center provided 100 CRC samples.

Results

GNAS mutation was not found in any colorectal cancer or any precancerous colorectal lesions, including villous adenoma, which is thought to harbor the mutation.

Conclusions

The role of GNAS mutation might be limited in colorectal neoplasms of the Korean population.

Tumori 2017; 103(2): 209 - 211

Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE

DOI:10.5301/tj.5000400

Authors

Hyunsu Lee, Boo-Mi La, IlSeon Hwang, Yu-Na Kang, In-Jang Choi, Jae-Ho Lee

Article History

Disclosures

Financial support: Supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (MSIP) (no. 2014R1A5A2010008).
Conflict of interest: None.

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Authors

Affiliations

  • Department of Anatomy, Keimyung University, Daegu - Republic of Korea
  • Department of Pathology, Keimyung University, Daegu - Republic of Korea

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