KRAS, BRAF oncogene mutations and tissue specific promoter hypermethylation of tumor suppressor SFRP2, DAPK1, MGMT, HIC1 and p16 genes in colorectal cancer patients


BAĞCI B., SARİ M., KARADAYI K., Turan M., ÖZDEMİR Ö. , Bagci G.

CANCER BIOMARKERS, vol.17, no.2, pp.133-143, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/cbm-160624
  • Title of Journal : CANCER BIOMARKERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-143

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is a serious disease that causes significant morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Genetic changes, such as mutations in proto-oncogenes and DNA repair genes, and loss of function in the tumor suppressor genes cause colorectal cancer development. Abnormal DNA methylation is also known to play a crucial role in colorectal carcinogenesis.