Lifestyle factors and Ki-ras mutations in colon cancer tumors

Citation
Ml. Slattery et al., Lifestyle factors and Ki-ras mutations in colon cancer tumors, MUT RES-F M, 483(1-2), 2001, pp. 73-81
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Journal title
MUTATION RESEARCH-FUNDAMENTAL AND MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF MUTAGENESIS
ISSN journal
1386-1964 → ACNP
Volume
483
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
73 - 81
Database
ISI
SICI code
1386-1964(20011101)483:1-2<73:LFAKMI>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
Heterogeneity in colon tumors implies that environmental, lifestyle, or gen etic factors influence the type of mutations seen in tumors. In this study we evaluate the association between previously identified risk factors for colon cancer and Kirsten-ras (Ki-ras) mutations in tumors. The presence of Ki-ras mutations in codons 12 and 13 were determined in a population-based case-control study of colon cancer. Participants were between 30 and 79 yea rs of age at time of diagnosis and include both men and women. Questionnair e data were used to obtain information on lifestyle factors. Valid study da ta and Ki-ras mutational status were available from 1428 cases of colon can cer, data from 2410 controls were available for comparative purposes. Parti cipants with Ki-ras mutations were more likely to have proximal rather than distal tumors. Cigarette smoking, use of aspirin and/or NSAIDs, use of vit amin/mineral supplements, and consumption of caffeine were associated with both Ki-ras+ and Ki-ras- tumors; the associations were not confounded by di etary intake or other lifestyle factors. Among men, but not among women, th ose with low levels of physical activity were more likely to have a tumor w ith a Ki-ras mutation than one without a Ki-ras mutation, However, among wo men, those with a larger BMI were more likely to have a Ki-ras mutation in their tumor. Given the limited information available on what causes Ki-ras mutations, the information generated from this study indicates that these f actors previously associated with colon cancer work through other disease p athways. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.