Genetic variants within the cancer susceptibility region 8q24 and ovarian cancer risk in Han Chinese women

  • Han J
  • Zhou J
  • Yuan H
  • et al.
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Abstract

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.

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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

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