Aim: Platinum agents have shown to be effective in the treatment of colorectal cancer. We assessed whethersingle nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in GSTP1, ERCC1 Asn118Asn and ERCC2 Lys751Gln might predictthe overall survival in patients receiving oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy in a Chinese population.
Methods:SNPs of GSTP1, ERCC1 Asn118Asn and ERCC2 Lys751Gln in 335 colorectal cancer patients were assessedusing TaqMan nuclease assays.
Results: At the time of final analysis on Nov. 2011, the median follow-up periodwas 37.7 months (range from 1 to 60 months). A total of 229 patients died during follow-up. Our study showedGSTP1 Val/Val (HR=0.44, 95% CI=0.18-0.98), ERCC1 C/C (HR=0.20, 95% CI=0.10-0.79) and ERCC2 G/G(HR=0.48, 95% CI=0.19-0.97) to be significantly associated with better survival of colorectal cancer. GSTP1Val/Val, ERCC1 C/C and ERCC2 G/G were also related to longer survival among patients with colon cancer,with HRs (95% CIs) of 0.41 (0.16-0.91), 0.16 (0.09-0.74) and 0.34 (0.16-0.91), respectively.
Conclusion: GSTP1,GSTP1, ERCC1 Asn118Asn and ERCC2 Lys751Gln genotyping might facilitate tailored oxaliplatin-basedchemotherapy for colorectal cancer patients.