Research Article

Association between MYC rs9642880[T] allele and bladder cancer risk: a meta-analysis

Published: November 23, 2015
Genet. Mol. Res. 14 (4) : 14745-14751 DOI: 10.4238/2015.November.18.39

Abstract

A single nucleotide polymorphism of MYC rs9642880 (G>T) at the 8q24.1 locus is thought to be associated with bladder cancer risk based on the results of genome-wide association studies, but the results remain inconclusive. To assess the association between rs9642880[T] allele and bladder cancer risk, we performed this meta-analysis including 18 case-control studies and involving 23,084 cases and 97,164 controls. Electronic searches for publications were conducted to determine the association between this variant and prostate cancer in several databases. The last search update was August 4, 2014. We used odds ratios and 95%CIs to evaluate the strength of the associations. The overall results suggested that the rs9642880[T] allele was associated with bladder cancer susceptibility (T vs G, odds ratio = 1.18, 95%CI = 1.14-1.22). In subgroup analysis by ethnicity and source of controls, the risk remained significant. The present meta-analysis suggests that the MYC rs9642880[T] allele is significantly associated with bladder cancer risk.

A single nucleotide polymorphism of MYC rs9642880 (G>T) at the 8q24.1 locus is thought to be associated with bladder cancer risk based on the results of genome-wide association studies, but the results remain inconclusive. To assess the association between rs9642880[T] allele and bladder cancer risk, we performed this meta-analysis including 18 case-control studies and involving 23,084 cases and 97,164 controls. Electronic searches for publications were conducted to determine the association between this variant and prostate cancer in several databases. The last search update was August 4, 2014. We used odds ratios and 95%CIs to evaluate the strength of the associations. The overall results suggested that the rs9642880[T] allele was associated with bladder cancer susceptibility (T vs G, odds ratio = 1.18, 95%CI = 1.14-1.22). In subgroup analysis by ethnicity and source of controls, the risk remained significant. The present meta-analysis suggests that the MYC rs9642880[T] allele is significantly associated with bladder cancer risk.