rs351855, a SNP in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) gene, is also known as the Gly388Arg variant. The rs351855(T) allele encodes the risk (Arg) allele.
A study of ~500 Japanese prostate cancer patients found that individuals with a rs351855(T;T) genotype had a 2.2- and 1.9-fold increased risk of prostate cancer and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), and a 1.8-fold increased risk of metastatic prostate cancer compared to the (C;C) genotype.[PMID 18756523]
A meta-analysis published in 2011, surveying a total of 2,618 cases of prostate cancer, concluded that the odds ratio per rs351855(T) allele was 1.17 (CI: 1.07 - 1.29), and that when stratified by race, Caucasians and Asians were at highest risk.[PMID 21349172]
[PMID 18762813] ~1500 prostate cancer patients showed only a weak association between rs351855 and prostate-cancer specific mortality, and no evidence associating it with prostate cancer risk, disease aggressiveness, Gleason score, or stage.
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|Disease||Cancer progression and tumor cell motility|
|CLNDBN||Cancer progression and tumor cell motility|
|CLNSRC||OMIM Allelic Variant|
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|qualified_impact||Insufficiently evaluated pharmacogenetic|
|summary||Possible association with sensitivity to cisplatin; poor outcome with cyclophosphamide, fluoruracil, methotextrate and tamoxifen.|
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