Published in Cancer Weekly, May 5th, 2009
"Cancer/testis-specific antigens MAGE-A1 and MAGE-A3 genes were proposed as minimal residual disease (MRD) markers in neuroblastoma, but its usefulness for this purpose is rather limited. We studied 47 primary neuroblastoma tumors. RNA was extracted and cDNA was prepared by reverse transcription. Detection of the MAGE-A1 expression was done by hybridization of the RT-PCR products. We used methylation-specific-PCR to perform the...
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