Meta-analysis and pooled analysis of GSTM1 and CYP1A1 polymorphisms and oral and pharyngeal cancers: a HuGE-GSEC review.

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The association of GSTM1 and CYP1A1 polymorphisms and oral and pharyngeal cancers was assessed through a meta-analysis of published case-control studies and a pooled analysis of both published and unpublished case-control studies from the Genetic Susceptibility to Environmental Carcinogens database ( ). Thirty publications used in the meta-analysis included a total of 7783 subjects (3177 cases and 4606 controls); 21 datasets, 9397 subjects (3130 cases and 6267 controls) were included in the pooled analysis. The GSTM1 deletion was 2-fold more likely to occur in African American and African cases than controls (odds ratio: 1.7, 95% confidence interval: 0.9-3.3), although this was not observed among whites (odds ratio: 1.0, 95% confidence interval: 0.9-1.1). The meta-analysis and pooled analysis showed a significant association between oral and pharyngeal cancer and the CYP1A1 MspI homozygous variant (meta-ORm2/m2: 1.9, 95% confidence interval: 1.4-2.7; Pooled ORm2m2: 2.0, 95% confidence interval: 1.3-3.1; ORm1m2 or [infi]m2m2: 1.3, 95% confidence interval: 1.1-1.6). The association was present for the CYP1A1 (exon 7) polymorphism (ORVal/Val: 2.2, 95% confidence interval: 1.1-4.5) in ever smokers. A joint effect was observed for GSTM1 homozygous deletion and the CYP1A1 m1m2 variant on cancer risk. Our findings suggest that tobacco use and genetic factors play a significant role in oral and pharyngeal cancer.

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Cited Authors

  • Varela-Lema, L; Taioli, E; Ruano-Ravina, A; Barros-Dios, JM; Anantharaman, D; Benhamou, S; Boccia, S; Bhisey, RA; Cadoni, G; Capoluongo, E; Chen, C-J; Foulkes, W; Goloni-Bertollo, EM; Hatagima, A; Hayes, RB; Katoh, T; Koifman, S; Lazarus, P; Manni, JJ; Mahimkar, M; Morita, S; Park, J; Park, K-K; Pavarino Bertelli, EC; de Souza Fonseca Ribeiro, EM; Roy, B; Spitz, MR; Strange, RC; Wei, Q; Ragin, CC

Published Date

  • June 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 369 - 384

PubMed ID

  • 18496222

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4036819

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1530-0366

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/GIM.0b013e3181770196


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States