RNASEL study of genetics of prostate cancer and its relation to clinical staging - Abstract

OBJECTIVES:This study has aimed to find a possible genetic relationship between sporadic prostate cancers.

An attempt is made to establish population subgroups in patients based on the genotype found and the aggressiveness of the cancer.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 231 patients with sporadic prostate cancer and 68 controls were selected. The subjects were selected by an urologist using clinical parameters such as PSA level and Gleason score. Both groups (patients and controls) were genotyped in RNASEL gene by sequencing the exons 1 and 3.

RESULTS: RESULTS:Statistically significant differences were found between controls and patients in some of the genotyped regions of the RNASEL gene (I97L, D541E and R462Q).

CONCLUSIONS: Thanks to the genetic profile in some regions of the genoma, such as the RNASEL gene, together with the combination of the clinical and environmental parameters, we can suggest a care and more personalized follow-up of each patient.

Written by:
Alvarez-Cubero MJ, Saiz M, Martínez-González LJ, Alvarez JC, Lorente JA, Cozar JM. Are you the author?
Laboratorio de Identificación Genética, Departamento de Medicina Legal y Toxicología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Granada, Granada, España.

Reference: Actas Urol Esp. 2012 May;36(5):306-311.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22464196

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