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Xeroderma pigmentosum group D 751 polymorphism as a predictive factor in resected gastric cancer treated with chemo-radiotherapy

Zárate R.N., Arias F., Bandrés E., Cubedo E., Malumbres R., García-Foncillas J.
Laboratory of Biotechnology and Pharmacogenomics, University Clinic of Navarra, Pamplona 31008, Spain.

Magazine: World Journal of Gastroenterology

Date: Oct 1, 2006

Clinical Genetics Unit [SP]

AIM
To evaluate the potential association of xeroderma pigmentosum group D (XPD) codon 751 variant with outcome after chemo-radiotherapy in patients with resected gastric cancer.

METHODS
We used PCR-RFLP to evaluate the genetic XPD Lys751Gln polymorphisms in 44 patients with stage III (48%) and IV (20%) gastric cancer treated with surgery following radiation therapy plus 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin based chemotherapy.

RESULTS
Statistical analysis showed that 75% (12 of 16) of relapse patients showed Lys/Lys genotype more frequently (P = 0.042). The Lys polymorphism was an independent predictor of high-risk relapse-free survival from Cox analysis (HR: 3.07, 95% CI: 1.07-8.78, P = 0.036) and Kaplan-Meir test (P = 0.027, log-rank test).

CONCLUSION
XPD Lys751Gln polymorphism may be an important marker in the prediction of clinical outcome to chemo-radiotherapy in resected gastric cancer patients.

CITATION  World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Oct 7;12(37):6032-6

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