Paper Spotlight: Variants and Polymorphisms in Bladder Cancer



April 26, 2022

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  • Oncotarget published this research paper on April 22, 2022 in Volume 13, entitled, "Bladder cancer survival in patients with NOD2 or CDKN2A variants" by researchers from the Department of Genetics and Pathology, International Hereditary Cancer Center, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland; Department of Clinical and Molecular Biochemistry, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland; School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, Centre for Information-Based Medicine, Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2305, Australia; Division of Molecular Medicine, Pathology North, NSW Pathology, Newcastle, NSW 2305, Australia. DOI - Correspondence to - Elżbieta Złowocka-Perłowska - Abstract Purpose: The association between the NOD2 c.3020insC allele and CDKN2A missense variant c.442G>A (p.P.A148T) and survival of patients with bladder or kidney cancer remains controversial. Materials and Methods: We compared the allele frequencies of NOD2 c.3020insC and CDKN2A p.A148T allele in 706 patients with bladder cancer, 410 cases with kidney cancer against two control groups. The Cox proportional hazards model was used to determine whether there were any survival differences between carriers of the NOD2 c.3020insC or the CDKN2A p.A148T variant. Results: Among the three patient subgroups: patients under 60 years of age, non-smokers and a third with histological features of low grade noninvasive papillary bladder cancer, we observed that the c.3020insC allele had a nominal statistically significant effect on survival. We also observed that the NOD2 c.3020insC variant was more frequent in patients with bladder cancer aged between 51 and 60 years. There was some nominal evidence that the CDKN2A p.A148T polymorphism reduced survival in the subgroup of bladder cancer patients under 60 years of age. We observed that in kidney cancer patients, the incidence of the NOD2 variant appeared to be lower in the group aged between 60 and 70 years, however, this was not statistically significant. In addition, in patients with histological features of grade III chromophobic kidney cancer, the c.3020insC allele also appeared to be over-represented but this too was not statistically significant. Conclusion: We have shown that the NOD2 c.3020insC allele and the CDKN2A p.A148T polymorphism does not play a role in the survival of patients with bladder cancer. Sign up for free Altmetric alerts about this article - Keywords - bladder cancer, kidney cancer, NOD2, CDKN2A, survival About Oncotarget Oncotarget is a peer-reviewed, open access biomedical journal covering research on all aspects of oncology. To learn more about Oncotarget, please visit and connect with us: SoundCloud - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube - LinkedIn - Pinterest - Reddit - Oncotarget is published by Impact Journals, LLC: Media Contact MEDIA@IMPACTJOURNALS.COM 18009220957

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