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Recently, homozygosity for T91A single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the serine/threonine kinase (STK15) gene, which generates the substitution F31I has been proposed to increase the risk of a number of tumours including colorectal cancer (CRC). To further evaluate the relationship between STK15 F31I and risk of CRC, we genotyped 2558 CRC cases and 2680(More)
Functional nonsynonymous single-nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) of folate metabolism genes can influence the methylation of tumour suppressor genes, thereby potentially impacting on tumour behaviour. To investigate whether such polymorphisms influence lung cancer survival, we genotyped 14 nsSNPs mapping to methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR),(More)
The Gly388Arg polymorphism in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) gene has been reported to influence prognosis in a wide variety of cancer types. To determine whether Gly388Arg is a marker for lung cancer prognosis, we genotyped 619 lung cancer patients with incident disease and examined the relationship between genotype and overall survival.(More)
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