Impact of VEGF and VEGFR Polymorphisms on Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Gastro-Entero-Pancreatic System (GEP-NET) Outcome. Abstract #1249

Introduction: Improving our understanding of the molecular biology of GEP-NETs represents a key challenge in the treatment of these rare tumors.
Aim(s): We aimed to analyze genotypes of VEGF-A, VEGFR2 and Flt4 in GEP-NETs and their potential correlation with the risk of these tumors and/or with the outcome.
Materials and methods: The genomic DNA of 28 consecutive patients with GEP-NETs treated at our Institution was extracted from paraffin-embedded tissue. We selected polymorphisms in the following genes: VEGF-A (rs2010963G>C, rs699947A>C), VEGFR-2 (rs2305948C>T, rs1870377T>A) and VEGFR-3 (rs307826T>C, rs307821C>A). Gene polymorphisms were determined by Real-Time PCR using TaqMan assays.
Conference: 12th Annual ENETS Conference (2015)
Category: Biomarkers
Presenting Author: Prof. Rossana Berardi

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