An updated meta-analysis for association of glutathione S-transferase P1 gene polymorphism with the susceptibility of lung cancer

J Cancer Res Ther. 2018 Dec;14(Supplement):S1084-S1090. doi: 10.4103/0973-1482.199455.


Aim of study: The conclusions on the association between glutathione S-transferase P1 (GSTP1) gene polymorphism and lung cancer risk are still debated. This meta-analysis was performed to update the association between GSTP1 and the risk of lung cancer.

Materials and methods: The association investigations were identified from PubMed and Cochrane Library, and eligible studies were included and synthesized using meta-analysis method.

Results: Fifty reports were included into this meta-analysis for the association of GSTP1 A/G gene polymorphism and lung cancer susceptibility. The association between GSTPI G allele/GG genotype and lung cancer risk was found in this meta-analysis (G allele: odds ratio [OR] = 1.08, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.02-1.14, P = 0.006; GG genotype: OR = 1.09, 95% CI: 1.00-1.18, P = 0.04). However, the AA genotype was not associated with the susceptibility of lung cancer.

Conclusion: GSTP1 G allele/GG genotype is associated with the lung cancer susceptibility.

Keywords: A/G gene polymorphism; glutathione S-transferase P1; lung cancer; updated meta-analysis.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease*
  • Glutathione S-Transferase pi / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide


  • GSTP1 protein, human
  • Glutathione S-Transferase pi