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Zhu J.,The First Peoples Hospital of Yichang | Zhu J.,China Three Gorges University | Du S.,The First Peoples Hospital of Yichang | Zhang J.,The First Peoples Hospital of Yichang | And 4 more authors.
Medical Oncology | Year: 2015

Published data on the association between DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) 3B −149C/T polymorphism and cancer risk remain inconclusive. To derive a more precise estimation for this association, we performed a meta-analysis of 5,903 cancer cases and 8,132 controls from 22 published case–control studies. We used odds ratios (ORs) with 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) to assess the strength of the association. Our meta-analysis suggested that DNMT3B −149C/T polymorphism was associated with the risk of head and neck cancer under heterozygote comparison (OR 0.73, 95 % CI 0.59–0.90) and dominant model (OR 1.75, 95 % CI 0.62–0.92), although no evidence of association between DNMT3B −149C/T polymorphism and cancer risk was observed as we compared in the pooled analyses (homozygote comparison: OR 0.96, 95 % CI 0.86–1.09; heterozygote comparison: OR 1.07, 95 % CI 0.86–0.32; dominant model: OR 1.03, 95 % CI 0.85–1.25; recessive model: OR 0.93, 95 % CI 0.8–1.08). More studies are needed to detect DNMT3B −149C/T polymorphism and its association with cancer in different ethnic populations incorporated with environment exposures in the susceptibility of different kinds of cancer. © 2014, The Author(s). Source

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