Engin Aydin, MD

Nasuhi Engin Aydin,  M.D. a graduate of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey received Philadelphia based E.C.F.M.G. Certification in 1980.  He started his academic career at Ankara University working on short-term carcinogenicity tests with his research cited in NCI, Bethesda Monograph 65. He has been working as a registered Anatomic Pathologist in Turkey since 1983. Main topics of interest are research on gynecologic pathology besides forensic and surgical pathology with manuscripts published internationally. 

Epigenetic link between endometriosis and cancer

Although endometriosis is considered a benign condition the cellular, histologic, and molecular data strongly demonstrate that endometriosis has neoplastic characteristics. There is strong evidence that endometriosis shares striking features with malignancy like normal tissue dissemination, invasion, and organ damage, as well as new vessel formation (neoangiogenesis).  In the review entitled "Endometriosis malignant transformation: Epigenetics as a probable mechanism in ovarian tumorigenesis", recently published in the International Journal of Genomics, Jiaxing et al from China, summarize specifically the research concerning the relationship between endometriosis and ovarian cancer and epigenetic modifications.…

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