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Volume 94 Issue 2 June 2015 pp 299-304 Research Note
Volume 96 Issue 2 June 2017 pp 283-289 RESEARCH ARTICLE
Caspase 8 (CASP8) is a regulator of apoptosis, whose genetic variation has been reported to be associated with the risk of various cancers. Especially, the single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs1045485, which generates the substitution D302H in CASP8, is likely to be associated with breast cancer. Several previous studies have reported the association of CASP8 D302H polymorphism with breast cancer; however, the results are inconsistent. To validate the association between CASP8 D302H polymorphism and breast cancer risk, we performed an updated meta-analysis of 18 studies including 27,807 cases and 32,332 controls. We tested the overall association between this SNP and breast cancer susceptibility and stratified subgroups based on countries where cases are from. We confirmed a significant correlation between CASP8 D302H polymorphism and the reduced breast cancer susceptibility in population from UK, Germany and Poland, but no significant association was observed in other countries, such as Finland or USA. Our findings indicate the relationship of SNP CASP8 D302H and breast cancer would not be universal but only be sensitive in some particular European countries. The genetic difference for diverse countries may be useful in individual and precision medicine or health.
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