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ORIGINAL ARTICLEThe rs2839698 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism of lncRNA H19 is Associated with Post-Operative Prognosis in T3 Gastric Adenocarcinoma by Wenyuan Wang, Qin Yang, Qiaojia Huang, Hua Zhang, Zaizhong Zhang, Jian Gao, Wenjun Ren, Yongli Hu, Youdong Lin, Yuan Dang, Fan Zhang, Wen Wang, Lie Wang

Background: It has been widely demonstrated that long non-coding RNA H19 (lncRNA H19) plays an important role in the progression of various human cancers. However, the associations of common genetic variations with recurrence and survival in gastric adenocarcinoma in this lncRNA remain largely unknown.
Methods: The rs2839698 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of H19 was genotyped in tissue samples from 441 patients with T3 gastric adenocarcinoma who had surgical operations between 2004 to 2009, and the relationships between the different genotypes and recurrence and survival after surgery alone (n = 156) or surgery plus chemotherapy (n = 285) were assessed using 3 different statistical-methods.
Results: Based on the final day of investigation (November 2014), the GA genotype was significantly associated with recurrence and survival in patients treated with surgery alone, but not in patients treated with surgery plus chemotherapy. In patients treated with surgery alone, individuals with the GA genotype had significantly lower risks of recurrence and death [adjusted hazard ratio (HR) 0.57, 95% CI 0.37 - 0.88; adjusted HR: 0.58, 95% CI 0.38 - 0.88] than the GG genotype (p = 0.010 and p = 0.010), respectively. More importantly, patients treated with surgery alone who carried the GA genotype achieved significantly longer median disease-free survival time and overall survival than carriers of the GG genotype (45 vs. 26 months, p = 0.010; 44 vs. 23 months, p = 0.013).
Conclusions: The rs2839698 SNP of H19 may have potential as a novel prognostic factor for survival in T3 gastric adenocarcinoma after surgery alone; these finding have special relevance to patients who are not suitable for postoperative chemotherapy.

DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2017.170706