Genetic variation in telomere maintenance genes in relation to ovarian cancer survival
Titus, Linda J.
Vitonis, Allison F.
MetadataShow full item record
CitationHarris, Holly R., Immaculata De Vivo, Linda J. Titus, Allison F. Vitonis, Jason YY Wong, Daniel W. Cramer, and Kathryn L. Terry. 2012. "Genetic variation in telomere maintenance genes in relation to ovarian cancer survival." International journal of molecular epidemiology and genetics 3 (3): 252.
AbstractTelomeres are repetitive non-coding DNA sequences at the ends of chromosomes that provide protection against chromosomal instability. Telomere length and stability are influenced by proteins, including telomerase which is partially encoded by the TERT gene. Genetic variation in the TERT gene is associated with ovarian cancer risk, and predicts survival in lung cancer and glioma. We investigated whether genetic variation in five telomere maintenance genes was associated with survival among 1480 cases of invasive epithelial ovarian cancer in the population-based New England Case-Control Study. Cox proportional hazard models were used to calculate hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals. Overall we observed no significant associations between SNPs in telomere maintenance genes and mortality using a significance threshold of p=0.001. However, we observed some suggestive associations in subgroup analyses. Future studies with larger populations may further our understanding of what role telomeres play in ovarian cancer survival.
Citable link to this pagehttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:27337012
- HMS Scholarly Articles