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Shinji Yamashita, Kiyotaka Yokogami, Fumitaka Matsumoto, Kiyotaka Saito, Asako Mizuguchi, Hajime Ohta and Hideo Takeshima

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The authors assessed MGMT promoter methylation results obtained by methylation-sensitive PCR (MS-PCR) and high-resolution melting (MS-HRM) methods to determine whether MS-HRM overcomes the limitations of MS-PCR. They found that MS-HRM was superior to MS-PCR for predicting survival outcome in 75 GBM patients with and without MGMT promoter methylation. Based on the results of multivariate Cox analysis, MS-HRM revealed independent prognostic factors. The authors suggest that MS-HRM is optimal for assessing the MGMT promoter methylation status and that it represents an alternative to MS-PCR.