Genome-wide association studies have identified 16 germline single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence. We examined the relationship between these SNPs and survival of 2611 individuals with CRC, enrolled in 5 cohort studies. We used Cox regression analysis to associate SNPs with overall and CRC-specific survival times. The minor allele in rs4939827 (SMAD7) was associated with reduced overall survival (hazard ratio, 1.16; 95% confidence interval, 1.06-1.27; P =.002) and disease-specific survival (hazard ratio, 1.17; 95% confidence interval, 1.05-1.30; P =.005). Other SNPs were not associated significantly with survival. Common germline variations might be prognostic factors for patients with CRC. A variant in SMAD7 could affect progression of CRC.
- Colon Cancer
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