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Hsa_Circ_0002762 may be a New Marker for the Gastric Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis by Jierong Wang, Chunyan Mao, Ronghua Fang, Wentao Yuan, Kun Wang, Hui Cong

Background: The global incidence and mortality rate of gastric carcinoma (GC) persists at elevated levels, often manifesting no overt symptoms in its early stages. Hsa_circ_0002762 has been identified as an important modulator in cervical cancer. This study aims to explore its role in the context of GC.
Methods: A quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) was implemented to assess the expression level of hsa_circ_0002762. The over-expression was confirmed through an examination of 28 cases of gastric cancer and their corresponding adjacent tissues. In addition, plasma samples from 78 healthy individuals, from 45 benign gastritis patients, and from 106 gastric cancer patients were collected, and the diagnostic efficacy was assessed by analyzing the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. Simultaneously, postoperative specimens from 36 GC cases were collected, and a Kaplan-Meier survival analysis curve was used to evaluate the prognosis of GC.
Results: The study revealed an up-regulation in the expression of hsa_circ_0002762 in gastric cancer plasma and tissues. The area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve for serum hsa_circ_0002762 was 0.784 (95% CI: 0.719 - 0.851), indicating a higher diagnostic efficiency compared to CEA (0.687, 95% CI: 0.611 - 0.763) and CA199 (0.699, 95% CI: 0.625 - 0.744). Combining these three biomarkers demonstrated an increased sensitivity in the diagnostic effectiveness. Finally, postoperative dynamic monitoring revealed a practical utility in predicting the clinical prognosis using serum has_circ_0002762.
Conclusions: The findings from our study suggest that hsa_circ_0002762 holds promise as a novel diagnostic and prognostic marker for individuals with GC.

DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2024.231212