Telomere length varies by DNA extraction method: implications for epidemiologic research.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Volume 22, Issue 11, p.2047-54 (2013)

Keywords:

2013, October 2013, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

Both shorter and longer telomeres in peripheral blood leukocyte (PBL) DNA have been associated with cancer risk. However, associations remain inconsistent across studies of the same cancer type. This study compares DNA preparation methods to determine telomere length from patients with colorectal cancer.