Accumulating evidence suggests that genetic variants at chromosome 8q24 confer susceptibility to various types of cancer. This case-control study was designed to explore the relationship between genetic variants at 8q24 and ovarian cancer risk in Han Chinese women. Two variants (rs13281615 A > G and rs6983267 T > G) were genotyped in 377 ovarian cancer cases and 1034 cancer-free controls using TaqMan allelic discrimination assay. Logistic regression analysis revealed that the G allele of rs6983267 was significantly associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer (additive model: adjusted OR = 1.21, 95% CI = 1.01–1.43, P = 0.048; recessive model: adjusted OR = 1.51, 95% CI = 1.06–2.15, P = 0.023). However, no significant association was observed between rs13281615 and ovarian cancer. In stratified analysis, the risk effect of rs6983267 variant remained significant in premenopausal women (additive model: adjusted OR = 1.62, 95% CI = 1.18–2.23, P = 0.003). Summarily, this study suggested that 8q24 rs6983267 may contribute to the susceptibility of ovarian cancer in premenopausal Han Chinese women, supporting the pleiotropy of 8q24 in carcinogenesis.
Han, J., Zhou, J., Yuan, H., Zhu, L., Ma, H., Hang, D., & Li, D. (2017). Genetic variants within the cancer susceptibility region 8q24 and ovarian cancer risk in Han Chinese women. Oncotarget, 8(22). https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.16861