Very few studies report the analysis of sister chromatid exchanges in ovarian cancer patients. We tested the null hypothesis that SCE frequency increases with the advancing stages of ovarian cancer and follows a Poisson distribution. As controls we examined age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers who had no such past history. An increased average SCE frequency was observed in ovarian cancer patients (6.34 ± 0.09) vis-a-vis controls (4.47 ± 0.12). Further, the data also suggested a stage-wise increase in the SCE frequency.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cancer Research