Research Paper Volume 10, Issue 2 pp 266—277
Four common polymorphisms of BRIP1 (rs2048718, rs4988344, rs4986764, and rs6504074) and cancer risk: evidence from 13,716 cancer patients and 15,590 cancer-free controls
- 1 Department of Oncology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710004, China
received: January 14, 2018 ; accepted: February 9, 2018 ; published: February 16, 2018 ;https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.101388
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Previous studies have showed the associations between various BRCA1-interacting protein 1 (BRIP1) polymorphisms and cancer risk. But, these results were inconsistent. This meta-analysis based on 18 studies involving 13,716 cancer patients and 15,590 cancer-free controls is aimed at to evaluate the relationship between the four common SNPs of BRIP1 (rs2048718, rs4988344, rs4986764, and rs6504074) and cancer risk. The results showed a decreased risk of rs2048718 or rs4986764 for cervical cancer rather than breast cancer in the overall population (P < 0.05). However, rs6504074 was associated with gynecologic cancer risk among overall population (P < 0.05). Further stratification analyses by ethnicity indicated that all 4 polymorphisms (rs2048718, rs4988344, rs4986764, and rs6504074) were strongly related to cancer susceptibility in Chinese people (P < 0.05). This meta-analysis showed that rs6504074 may play a decreased risk of gynecologic cancer in the overall population. Rs4988344, rs4986764, and rs6504074 were significantly related to decreasing cancer risk in Chinese population.