Background: We evaluated the role of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the CYP17A1 gene for predicting clinical outcome in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients treated with abiraterone. Methods: Sixty-four patients were genotyped for the selected polymorphisms (rs743572, rs10883783, rs17115100 and rs284849) in CYP17A1. We hypothesized that different genotypes could be associated with progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). Results: Statistical analyses highlighted no significant associations between these polymorphisms and clinical outcome. However, individuals with the most common TT genotype for rs10883783 had a 3 months’ longer PFS than individuals with the TA + AA genotype. Conclusions: With the limitation of the retrospective study design and the small sample size, the analyzed polymorphisms do not seem to be correlated with clinical outcome of CRPC patients treated with abiraterone.
- Castration-resistant prostate cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Cancer Research