P53 MUTATIONS IN EGYPTIAN BLADDER-CANCER

  • Authors:
    • M WEINTRAUB
    • HM KHALED
    • AR ZEKRI
    • A BAHNASI
    • S EISSA
    • DJ VENZON
    • IT MAGRATH
    • KG BHATIA
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  • Published online on: December 1, 1995     https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.7.6.1269
  • Pages: 1269-1274
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Abstract

Cancer of the bladder is a frequent malignancy in Egypt and other developing countries in which bladder infection with the parasite Schistosoma haematobium is common. Several epidemiological, histopathological and clinical characteristics of cancer of the Bilharzial bladder suggest that it is distinct from bladder cancer seen in industrialized countries. Little is known, however, about molecular aberrations in Egyptian bladder cancer. We studied the status of p53 in a series of 25 cases of Egyptian bladder cancer using immunohistochemistry to detect the p53 protein and SSCP/sequencing to identify mutations in the p53 gene. Ten of 25 (40%) tumor samples showed a mutation by SSCP/sequencing. Mutations were seen in both the squamous and transitional cell variants. The presence of mutations was associated with advanced stage of disease. Immunohistochemistry had a sensitivity of 70%, and a Specificity of 85% for detecting p53 mutations. Our data show that p53 mutations are a common event in Egyptian bladder cancer, and may be an indicator of advanced disease. Immunohistochemistry is both sensitive and specific for detecting p53 mutations in this tumor, and may be used to assess the prognostic value of p53 mutations in this disease.

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WEINTRAUB, M., KHALED, H., ZEKRI, A., BAHNASI, A., EISSA, S., VENZON, D. ... BHATIA, K. (1995). P53 MUTATIONS IN EGYPTIAN BLADDER-CANCER. International Journal of Oncology, 7, 1269-1274. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.7.6.1269
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WEINTRAUB, M., KHALED, H., ZEKRI, A., BAHNASI, A., EISSA, S., VENZON, D., MAGRATH, I., BHATIA, K."P53 MUTATIONS IN EGYPTIAN BLADDER-CANCER". International Journal of Oncology 7.6 (1995): 1269-1274.
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WEINTRAUB, M., KHALED, H., ZEKRI, A., BAHNASI, A., EISSA, S., VENZON, D., MAGRATH, I., BHATIA, K."P53 MUTATIONS IN EGYPTIAN BLADDER-CANCER". International Journal of Oncology 7, no. 6 (1995): 1269-1274. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.7.6.1269