Cancers of the head and neck can damage the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, as well as the sense organs responsible for contact with the outside world. Oncogenic transformation occurs following mutations that change the function of specific genes, such tumor suppressor genes or oncogenes, and their encoded protein products. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the occurrence of
The study population consisted of 439 patients and 200 healthy subjects. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood and from paraffin-embedded tissue. Analysis of the gene polymorphisms was performed using polymerase chain reaction–restriction fragment length polymorphism.
Statistically significant differences were found in the distribution of genotypes of the rs2236225 and rs1801198 polymorphisms between patients and controls. Regarding
The results suggest that the