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Esophageal cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers in the world. Recent large-scale genome-wide association studies (GWAS) reported that functional genetic variations in the phospholipase C epsilon gene (PLCE1) were strongly associated with risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) in Chinese population.(More)
Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer and sixth leading cause of cancer associated death worldwide. Besides environmental risk factors, genetic factors might play an important role in the esophageal cancer carcinogenesis. We conducted a hospital based case-control study to evaluate the genetic susceptibility of functional single nucleotide(More)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have linked genetic variants at 9p21.3 to the risk of multiple cancers. However, the roles of genetic variants at 9p21.3 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) development are largely unknown. Here we evaluated the genetic variants at 9p21.3 reported in cancer GWAS with case-control study including 2,139 ESCC(More)
The association between the Serine/threonine kinase 15 (STK15) F31I polymorphism (rs2273535) and cancer susceptibility remains controversial. To further investigate this potential relationship, we conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis of 27 published studies involving a total of 19,267 multiple cancer cases and 24,359 controls. Our results indicate(More)
Esophageal cancer was the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in China in 2009. Genetic factors might play an important role in the carcinogenesis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We conducted a hospital-based case-control study to evaluate ten NAT2 tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms(More)
BACKGROUND The association between Aurora-A V57I (rs1047972, G>A) polymorphism and cancer susceptibility has been widely studied. However, the results are inconsistent. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS To obtain a more precise evaluation of the relationship, we performed a meta-analysis of 14 case-control studies involving a total of 11,245 cancer cases and(More)
A recently published genome-wide association study (GWAS) in European populations identified several loci at 4q21, 4q23 and 12q24 that were associated with risk of upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) cancers, including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). In the current study, we conducted a case–control study in a Chinese population including 2,139 ESCC(More)
Cyclin D1 (CCND1) plays a critical role in the G1 to S-phase cell cycle transition. Data on the association between the CCND1 A870G polymorphism and oral cancer are conflicting. To assess the relationship between the CCND1 A870G genotype and the risk of developing oral cancer, we performed a meta-analysis. We searched PubMed to December 1, 2011, for studies(More)
To investigate the association between gastric cardiac adenocarcinoma (GCA) and six functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) including interleukin 1A (IL1A) rs1800587 C>T, IL1B rs16944 G>A, IL1f7 rs3811047 G>A, IL3 rs40401 C>T, IL3 rs2073506 G>A, and IL7Rα rs6897932 A>G. We performed a hospital-based case–control study to evaluate the genetic(More)
Left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) is a particular severe phenotype of coronary artery disease (CAD) and heritability. Interleukin (IL) may play important roles in the pathogenesis of CAD. Although several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified in IL related genes have been evaluated for their roles in inflammatory diseases and CAD(More)