volume 126, issue 21, P4788-4799 2020
DOI: 10.1002/cncr.33135
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Abstract: BACKGROUND: The significance of DNA mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency in ampullary cancers (ACs) has not been established. METHODS: In total, 127 ACs with invasive carcinomas measuring ≥3 mmthat had adequate tissue were analyzed immunohistochemically. RESULTS: MMR loss was detected in 18% of ACs (higher than in colorectal cancers). Twelve tumors with MLH1-PMS2 loss were negative for BRAF V600E mutation, suggesting a Lynch syndrome association. MMR-deficient tumors (n = 23), comparedwith MMR-intact tumors (n = 1…

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