GSTP1 rs1695 is associated with both hematological toxicity and prognosis of ovarian cancer treated with paclitaxel plus carboplatin combination chemotherapy: A comprehensive analysis using targeted resequencing of 100 pharmacogenes

Tomoko Yoshihama, Koya Fukunaga, Akira Hirasawa, Hiroyuki Nomura, Tomoko Akahane, Fumio Kataoka, Wataru Yamagami, Daisuke Aoki, Taisei Mushiroda

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Purpose: To find genetic variants that predicted toxicity and/or efficacy of paclitaxel plus carboplatin combination therapy (TC therapy). Patients and methods: In a retrospective case-control study, we analyzed 320 patients who had received TC therapy for gynecological cancers (ovarian, fallopian tube, peritoneal, uterine, and cervical cancers) and collected their germline DNA. We performed a comprehensive pharmacogenomic analysis using a targeted resequencing panel of 100 pharmacogenes. For 1,013 variants passing QC, case-control association studies and survival analyses were conducted. Results: GSTP1 rs1695 showed the smallest p value for hematotoxicity association, and the 105Ile wild type allele had a significantly higher risk of severe hematotoxicity (neutropenia G4, thrombocytopenia ≥ G3 and anemia ≥ G3) than the 105Val allele (p=0.00034, odds ratio=5.71 (95% confidence interval:1.77-18.44)). Next, we assessed 5-year progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in 56 advanced ovarian cancer patients who received tri-weekly TC as a first-line chemotherapy. Patients with the 105Ile/105Ile genotype showed significantly better PFS (p=0.00070) and OS (p=0.0012) than those with the 105Ile/105Val or 105Val/105Val genotype. Conclusion: Our study indicates that the GSTP1 rs1695 105Ile/105Ile genotype is associated with both severe hematotoxicity and high efficacy of TC therapy, identifying a possible prognostic indicator for patients with TC therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29789-29800
Number of pages12
Issue number51
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2018
Externally publishedYes



  • Carboplatin
  • Next-generation sequencer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Targeted resequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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