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Lack of prognostic significance of serum DNA methylation of DAPK, MGMT, and GSTPI in patients with non-small cell lung cancer


Hoffmann, A C; Kaifi, J T; Vallböhmer, D; Yekebas, E; Grimminger, P; Leers, J M; Izbicki, J R; Hölscher, A H; Schneider, P M; Metzger, R; Brabender, J (2009). Lack of prognostic significance of serum DNA methylation of DAPK, MGMT, and GSTPI in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 100(5):414-417.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To further improve the screening, diagnosis and therapy of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) additional diagnostic tools are desperately warranted. Aim of this study was to investigate the potential of the DNA methylation of DAPK, MGMT, and GSTPI in serum of patients with NSCLC as a prognostic molecular marker in this disease. METHODS: Seventy-six patients with NSCLC were included in this study. The analysis of DNA methylation in serum of patients was performed on pre-operative samples. Following DNA isolation and bisulfite-treatment, DNA methylation was analyzed by quantitative-methylation-specific real-time PCR with beta-actin as the internal reference gene. RESULTS: DNA methylation was detectable with following frequencies: DAPK 68.4%, MGMT 7.9%, GSTPI 0%. There were no associations between DNA methylation status and histology, tumor stage, grading or gender detectable. With a mean follow-up of 19.7 months the median survival was 26.3 months. There were no associations between the status of DNA methylation in patient's serum and prognosis detectable. CONCLUSION: The analysis of DNA methylation in serum of patients with NSCLC by quantitative-methylation-specific real-time PCR is technically feasible. Although our results suggest quantification of DNA methylation in serum not of prognostic significance in this disease, further studies are warranted to determine the future potential of this molecular approach.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To further improve the screening, diagnosis and therapy of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) additional diagnostic tools are desperately warranted. Aim of this study was to investigate the potential of the DNA methylation of DAPK, MGMT, and GSTPI in serum of patients with NSCLC as a prognostic molecular marker in this disease. METHODS: Seventy-six patients with NSCLC were included in this study. The analysis of DNA methylation in serum of patients was performed on pre-operative samples. Following DNA isolation and bisulfite-treatment, DNA methylation was analyzed by quantitative-methylation-specific real-time PCR with beta-actin as the internal reference gene. RESULTS: DNA methylation was detectable with following frequencies: DAPK 68.4%, MGMT 7.9%, GSTPI 0%. There were no associations between DNA methylation status and histology, tumor stage, grading or gender detectable. With a mean follow-up of 19.7 months the median survival was 26.3 months. There were no associations between the status of DNA methylation in patient's serum and prognosis detectable. CONCLUSION: The analysis of DNA methylation in serum of patients with NSCLC by quantitative-methylation-specific real-time PCR is technically feasible. Although our results suggest quantification of DNA methylation in serum not of prognostic significance in this disease, further studies are warranted to determine the future potential of this molecular approach.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Visceral and Transplantation Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:28 Jan 2010 12:10
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:48
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0022-4790
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.21348
PubMed ID:19653236

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