Insulin-like growth factor-1 genotypes and haplotypes influence the survival of prostate cancer patients with bone metastasis at initial diagnosis

Norihiko Tsuchiya, Shintaro Narita, Takamitsu Inoue, Mitsuru Saito, Kazuyuki Numakura, Mingguo Huang, Shingo Hatakeyama, Shigeru Satoh, Seiichi Saito, Chikara Ohyama, Yoichi Arai, Osamu Ogawa, Tomonori Habuchi

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Background: The insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) plays an important role in growth of prostate cancer (PCa) cells and facilitating the development and progression of PCa. This study aimed to evaluate the association of polymorphisms in three linkage disequilibrium (LD) blocks of the IGF-1 on the survival of metastatic PCa patients.Methods: A total of 215 patients with bone metastases at initial presentation were included in this study. The cytosine-adenine (CA) repeat polymorphism and rs12423791 were selected as representative polymorphisms in the LD blocks 1 and 2, respectively. Haplotype in the LD block 3 was analyzed using two tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs6220 and rs7136446. Cancer-specific survival rate was estimated from the Kaplan-Meier curve, and the survival data were compared using the log-rank test.Results: Cancer-specific survival was significantly associated with the CA repeat polymorphism, rs12423791, and rs6220 (P = 0.013, 0.014, and 0.014, respectively). Although rs7136446 had no significant association with survival, the haplotype in the LD block 3 was significantly associated with cancer-specific survival (P = 0.0003). When the sum of the risk genetic factors in each LD block (19-repeat allele, C allele of rs12423791, or C-T haplotype) was considered, patients with all the risk factors had significantly shorter cancer specific-survival than those with 0-2 risk factors (P = 0.0003).Conclusions: Polymorphisms in the IGF-1, especially a haplotype in the LD block 3, are assumed to be genetic markers predicting the outcome of metastatic PCa.

Original languageEnglish
Article number150
JournalBMC Cancer
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 25


  • Bone metastasis
  • Insulin-like growth factor-1
  • Polymorphism
  • Prostate cancer
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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