Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with RCC in European and African American population. In this study, we evaluated whether these SNPs are associated with clear cell RCC (ccRCC) in Chinese population. All reported RCC risk-associated SNPs from GWAS were evaluated in 346 ccRCC cases and 1,130 controls. Rs10054504 (at PDZD2, Odds ratio, OR = 0.71, 95%CI:0.59-0.86, P = 0.0006), rs718314 (at ITPR2, OR = 0.56, 95%CI:0.45-0.69, P = 5.26×10-8) and rs1049380 (at ITPR2, by dominant model, OR = 1.58, 95%CI:1.18-2.13, P = 0.0025) were significantly associated with ccRCC risk in Chinese population. To conclude, genetic variations in PDZD2 and ITPR2 are ccRCC-risk associated in Chinese population.
Keywords: Chinese; SNPs; genome-wide association; renal cell carcinoma.