Interactions of PVT1 and CASC11 on Prostate Cancer Risk in African Americans.


Biostatistics Program, School of Public Health, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. [Email]


African American (AA) men have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than white men. SNPs are known to play an important role in developing prostate cancer. The impact of PVT1 and its neighborhood genes (CASC11 and MYC) on prostate cancer risk are getting more attention recently. The interactions among these three genes associated with prostate cancer risk are understudied, especially for AA men. The objective of this study is to investigate SNP-SNP interactions in the CASC11-MYC-PVT1 region associated with prostate cancer risk in AA men.