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Pathol Oncol Res. 2013 Jul;19(3):559-69. doi: 10.1007/s12253-013-9617-1. Epub 2013 Mar 28.

Common variants at 8q24 are associated with prostate cancer risk in Serbian population.

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Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.


Previous studies have shown correlation between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at 8q24 and prostate cancer (PCa) risk. This study aimed to evaluate possible association between genotypes and alleles of 8q24 polymorphisms (rs1447295, rs4242382, rs6983267, rs7017300, and rs7837688) and PCa risk and progression. 150 patients with PCa, 150 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and 100 healthy controls selected from the general population were recruited for this study. SNPs were genotyped by using PCR-RFLP analysis. There was a significant positive association between the A allele of the SNP rs4242382 and PCa risk [PCa vs. BPH comparison, P = 0.014 for the best-fitting dominant model; odds ratio (OR) =1.98; 95 % confidence interval (95%CI) 1.14-3.43]. We found evidence (P = 0.0064) of association between PCa risk and rs7017300 (heterozygote OR = 1.60; 95%CI 0.95-2.69) when comparing genotype distributions in PCa and BPH patients. The association between T allele rs7837688 and PCa risk was determined in PCa vs. BPH comparison with the best-fitting model of inheritance being log-additive (P = 0.0033; OR = 2.14, 95%CI 1.27-3.61). Odds ratio for carriers of rs6983267 TT genotype under recessive model of association with PCa was found to be 0.36 (PCa vs. control comparison, P = 0.0029; 95%CI 0.19-0.71). For rs1447295, deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was observed in BPH patients and controls. We found no association between parameters of PCa progression and five 8q24 SNPs. Locus 8q24 harbors genetic variants associated with PCa risk in Serbian population.

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