Background: Postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy is not indicated for T1N1M0/T2N0M0/T3N0M0 gastric cancer. However, approximately 10% to 30% of these patients experience recurrence and metastasis.
Methods: Among 658 patients with gastric cancer who received gastrectomy with curative intent, 130 T1N1M0/T2N0M0 and 73 T3N0M0 patients were enrolled. Overall survival (OS) and relapse-free survival (RFS) were analyzed based on TP53 codon 72 polymorphisms Arg/Arg, Arg/Pro, and Pro/Pro. The hazard ratio (HR) for each subgroup was compared by TP53 codon 72 polymorphisms.
Results: Of the 189 patients for whom polymorphism analysis results were available, the 5- and 10-year OS was 84.9% and 65.1%, respectively. The 5- and 10-year RFS was 81.8% and 65.4%, respectively. When the study cohort was divided into two groups according to polymorphism status (ie, "Arg/Arg and Arg/Pro" vs Pro/Pro), both the OS (HR, 2.799; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.071-7.315; P = .036) and RFS (HR, 2.639; 95% CI, 1.025-6.794; P = .044) of the Pro/Pro group were significantly lower than those for the Arg/Arg and Arg/Pro groups across the entire observation period.
Conclusions: The TP53 codon 72 Pro/Pro polymorphism may isolate a relatively high-risk patient group in T1N1M0/T2N0M0/T3N0M0 gastric cancer.
Keywords: T1N1M0/T2N0M0/T3N0M0; TP53 codon 72 polymorphism; gastric cancer; postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy.
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