|Title:||Flow cytometric DNA analysis of oral squamous cell carcinoma in Iraqi patients|
Al Ani, S.
Al Alwan, N.
|Abstract:||We studied the DNA content, DNA index and cell cycle parameters that are reliable markers for assessing the proliferative activity and aggressiveness of malignancies. Cytometric DNA analysis was performed on formalin-fixed paraffin embedded sections from 36 Iraqi patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. The results showed that 20 of 36 cases [55.5%] were diploid, while 15 cases [41.7%] were aneuploid. Significantly higher S-phase fractions and higher DNA indices characterized aneuploid tumours. Nuclear DNA analysis as part of the evaluation of oral squamous cell carcinoma will influence the selection of appropriate treatment strategies|
|Subject:||Carcinoma, Squamous Cell|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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