Research Article

A common genetic variant of 5p15.33 is associated with risk for prostate cancer in the Chinese population

Published: May 15, 2012
Genet. Mol. Res. 11 (2) : 1349-1356 DOI: 10.4238/2012.May.15.5

Abstract

Recent evidence has suggested that single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located at 5p15.33 contribute to susceptibilities for several cancer types, including prostate cancer. To determine whether SNP rs402710 in this region plays a role in prostate cancer, we analyzed these associations in a Chinese population; 251 prostate cancer patients and 273 control subjects were included in this case-control study. Genotypes were determined by PCR-RFLP. We found that subjects carrying the CC homozygote had a decreased risk for prostrate cancer compared to those carrying TT/TC genotypes (odds ratio (OR) = 0.69, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.48-0.98, P = 0.038). Compared with the TT homozygote, subjects carrying the CC homozygote also had a decreased risk for prostate cancer (OR = 0.71, 95%CI = 0.51-0.99, P = 0.043). We conclude that rs402710 polymorphisms in the 5p15.33 region are associated with prostate cancer risk in the Chinese population. Further investigations with large cohorts and done worldwide are warranted to determine whether our findings are detected in other populations.

Recent evidence has suggested that single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located at 5p15.33 contribute to susceptibilities for several cancer types, including prostate cancer. To determine whether SNP rs402710 in this region plays a role in prostate cancer, we analyzed these associations in a Chinese population; 251 prostate cancer patients and 273 control subjects were included in this case-control study. Genotypes were determined by PCR-RFLP. We found that subjects carrying the CC homozygote had a decreased risk for prostrate cancer compared to those carrying TT/TC genotypes (odds ratio (OR) = 0.69, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.48-0.98, P = 0.038). Compared with the TT homozygote, subjects carrying the CC homozygote also had a decreased risk for prostate cancer (OR = 0.71, 95%CI = 0.51-0.99, P = 0.043). We conclude that rs402710 polymorphisms in the 5p15.33 region are associated with prostate cancer risk in the Chinese population. Further investigations with large cohorts and done worldwide are warranted to determine whether our findings are detected in other populations.