This Week in BMC Cancer | GenomeWeb

This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Greece report on the role of thymidylate synthetase, or TYMS, in non-small-cell lung cancer. The team examined the mRNA expression of DNA repair and replication genes BRCA1, ERCC1, RRM1, and TYMS in 276 NSCLC samples and found that expression of all four genes was increased in tumors compared to matched normal lung parenchyma. In particular, the researchers found that aberrant intratumoral TYMS expression predicted shorter progression-free survival.

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