Association between an 8q24 locus and the risk of colorectal cancer in Japanese

Keitaro Matsuo, Takeshi Suzuki, Hidemi Ito, Satoyo Hosono, Takakazu Kawase, Miki Watanabe, Kohei Shitara, Koji Komori, Yukihide Kanemitsu, Takashi Hirai, Yasushi Yatabe, Hideo Tanaka, Kazuo Tajima

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術論文査読

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Background: A genome-wide association study (GWAS), which assessed multiple ethnicities, reported an association between single nucleotide polymorphisms in the 8q24 region and colorectal cancer risk. Although the association with the identified loci was strong, information on its impact in combination with lifestyle factors is limited. Methods: We conducted a case-control study in 481 patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and 962 sex-age matched non-cancer controls. Data on lifestyle factors, including diet, were obtained by self-administered questionnaire. Two 8q24 loci, rs6983267 and rs10090154, were assessed by the TaqMan method. Associations were then assessed by multivariate logistic regression models that considered potential confounders. Results: We found an increased risk of CRC with rs6983267 but not with rs10090154. An allelic OR was 1.22 (1.04-1.44, p for trend = 0.014), which remained significant after adjustment for confounders (OR = 1.25). No statistically significant interaction with potential confounding factors was observed. Conclusion: The polymorphism rs6983267 showed a significant association with CRC in a Japanese population. Further investigation of the biological mechanism of this association is warranted.

ジャーナルBMC Cancer
出版ステータス出版済み - 26-10-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 腫瘍学
  • 遺伝学
  • 癌研究


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