Medical Oncology

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 1044–1049 | Cite as

Effect of rs6983267 polymorphism in the 8q24 region and rs4444903 polymorphism in EGF gene on the risk of sporadic colorectal cancer in Iranian population

  • A. Daraei
  • R. Salehi
  • M. Salehi
  • M. H. Emami
  • M. Jonghorbani
  • F. Mohamadhashem
  • H. Tavakoli
Original Paper


Colorectal cancer (CRC) is among the major causes of cancer-related morbidity, mortality, and human health problem worldwide. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in different genes are reported to be effective in increased risk of CRC in different ethnic population. We conducted a case–control study in patients diagnosed with sporadic colorectal cancer (n = 115) and healthy controls based on colonoscopy evidences (n = 120).In this replicative study, we aimed to investigate the association of two previously reported polymorphisms, rs6983267 and rs4444903, with sporadic colorectal cancer in a subset of Iranian patients. Genotyping was performed via polymerase chain reaction–restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR–RFLP) assay. A significant relation was found between rs6983267 variant in the 8q24 region and colorectal cancer. The distribution of G/G genotypes among sporadic CRC patients was more frequent than that in the control group (P value = 0.001). The frequency of the G allele in the colorectal cancer patient group was also higher than that in the control group (65% vs. 48%; P value = 0.001). Compared with GG genotype, individuals with G/T and T/T genotypes had lower risk to develop sporadic CRC (OR = 0.357, 95% CI = 0.201–0.635). For the rs4444903 SNP, no significant association (P value = 0.149) was found with colorectal cancer risk. In conclusion, our findings suggest that the 8q24 rs6983267 SNP may play a pivotal role in the development of sporadic CRC in Iranian population. Therefore, it may be included as a potential genetic susceptibility marker for sporadic CRC.


Single-nucleotide polymorphisms Sporadic CRC EGF 8q24 region 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Daraei
    • 1
  • R. Salehi
    • 1
  • M. Salehi
    • 1
  • M. H. Emami
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Jonghorbani
    • 4
  • F. Mohamadhashem
    • 1
  • H. Tavakoli
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of MedicineIsfahan University of Medical SciencesIsfahanIran
  2. 2.Isfahan University of Medical SciencesIsfahanIran
  3. 3.Poursina Hakim Research InstituteIsfahanIran
  4. 4.Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public HealthIsfahan University of Medical SciencesIsfahanIran

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