What is the role of epigenetic modifications in the pathophysiology of cervical cancer?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cecelia H Boardman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Epigenetic modifications may also be involved in cervical cancer. Methylation is the best understood and probably the most common mechanism of epigenetic DNA modeling in cancer. Aberrant DNA methylation patterns have been associated with the development of cervical cancer and may harbor important clues for developing treatment. [30, 31]


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