J Cancer 2018; 9(21):3824-3830. doi:10.7150/jca.26458 This issue
Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710061, China
Lnc RNA Cancer Susceptibility Candidate 2(CASC2) has been shown to be aberrantly expressed in multiple types of cancer and might serve as a prognosis biomarker. The present meta-analysis was conducted to investigate whether the expression of CASC2 was associated with prognosis or clinicopathological features in correlative cancers. A total of 11 studies with 765 cancer patients were included by searching the electronic databases, the results found a significant association between high expression of CASC2 and longer OS in cancer patients (HR=0.43, 95% CI: 0.33-0.55, P =0.000).In addition, a significant correlation was observed between high level of CASC2 and earlier TNM stage(OR = 0.30, 95% CI =0.21-0.43, P < 0.001), smaller tumor size(OR = 0.28, 95% CI =0.12-0.66, P =0.004), better tumor differentiation(OR = 0.42, 95% CI =0.27-0.66, P =0.0002). In conclusion, CASC2 can serve as a novel marker predicting the prognosis and clinicopathological features in various cancers.
Keywords: CASC2, cancer, biomarker, prognosis, meta-analysis