Large-scale evaluation of common variation in regulatory T cell-related genes and ovarian cancer outcome.

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The presence of regulatory T cells (Treg) in solid tumors is known to play a role in patient survival in ovarian cancer and other malignancies. We assessed inherited genetic variations via 749 tag single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in 25 Treg-associated genes (CD28, CTLA4, FOXP3, IDO1, IL10, IL10RA, IL15, 1L17RA, IL23A, IL23R, IL2RA, IL6, IL6R, IL8, LGALS1, LGALS9, MAP3K8, STAT5A, STAT5B, TGFB1, TGFB2, TGFB3, TGFBR1, TGRBR2, and TGFBR3) in relation to ovarian cancer survival. We analyzed genotype and overall survival in 10,084 women with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer, including 5,248 high-grade serous, 1,452 endometrioid, 795 clear cell, and 661 mucinous carcinoma cases of European descent across 28 studies from the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC). The strongest associations were found for endometrioid carcinoma and IL2RA SNPs rs11256497 [HR, 1.42; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.22-1.64; P = 5.7 × 10(-6)], rs791587 (HR, 1.36; 95% CI, 1.17-1.57; P = 6.2 × 10(-5)), rs2476491 (HR, = 1.40; 95% CI, 1.19-1.64; P = 5.6 × 10(-5)), and rs10795763 (HR, 1.35; 95% CI, 1.17-1.57; P = 7.9 × 10(-5)), and for clear cell carcinoma and CTLA4 SNP rs231775 (HR, 0.67; 95% CI, 0.54-0.82; P = 9.3 × 10(-5)) after adjustment for age, study site, population stratification, stage, grade, and oral contraceptive use. The rs231775 allele associated with improved survival in our study also results in an amino acid change in CTLA4 and previously has been reported to be associated with autoimmune conditions. Thus, we found evidence that SNPs in genes related to Tregs seem to play a role in ovarian cancer survival, particularly in patients with clear cell and endometrioid epithelial ovarian cancer.

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  • Charbonneau, B; Moysich, KB; Kalli, KR; Oberg, AL; Vierkant, RA; Fogarty, ZC; Block, MS; Maurer, MJ; Goergen, KM; Fridley, BL; Cunningham, JM; Rider, DN; Preston, C; Hartmann, LC; Lawrenson, K; Wang, C; Tyrer, J; Song, H; deFazio, A; Johnatty, SE; Doherty, JA; Phelan, CM; Sellers, TA; Ramirez, SM; Vitonis, AF; Terry, KL; Van Den Berg, D; Pike, MC; Wu, AH; Berchuck, A; Gentry-Maharaj, A; Ramus, SJ; Diergaarde, B; Shen, H; Jensen, A; Menkiszak, J; Cybulski, C; LubiƂski, J; Ziogas, A; Rothstein, JH; McGuire, V; Sieh, W; Lester, J; Walsh, C; Vergote, I; Lambrechts, S; Despierre, E; Garcia-Closas, M; Yang, H; Brinton, LA; Spiewankiewicz, B; Rzepecka, IK; Dansonka-Mieszkowska, A; Seibold, P; Rudolph, A; Paddock, LE; Orlow, I; Lundvall, L; Olson, SH; Hogdall, CK; Schwaab, I; du Bois, A; Harter, P; Flanagan, JM; Brown, R; Paul, J; Ekici, AB; Beckmann, MW; Hein, A; Eccles, D; Lurie, G; Hays, LE; Bean, YT; Pejovic, T; Goodman, MT; Campbell, I; Fasching, PA; Konecny, G; Kaye, SB; Heitz, F; Hogdall, E; Bandera, EV; Chang-Claude, J; Kupryjanczyk, J; Wentzensen, N; Lambrechts, D; Karlan, BY; Whittemore, AS; Culver, HA; Gronwald, J; Levine, DA; Kjaer, SK; Menon, U; Schildkraut, JM; Pearce, CL; Cramer, DW; Rossing, MA; Chenevix-Trench, G; AOCS group, ; ACS, ; Pharoah, PDP; Gayther, SA; Ness, RB; Odunsi, K; Sucheston, LE; Knutson, KL; Goode, EL

Published Date

  • April 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 332 - 340

PubMed ID

  • 24764580

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4000890

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2326-6074

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-13-0136


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States