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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 303987, 9 pages
Review Article

Potential Role of MicroRNA-210 as Biomarker in Human Cancers Detection: A Meta-Analysis

Department of Special Treatment, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, No. 225, Changhai Road, Shanghai 200438, China

Received 23 August 2014; Accepted 13 November 2014

Academic Editor: Aurelio Ariza

Copyright © 2015 Jiongjiong Lu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We conducted this meta-analysis aimed to evaluate diagnostic accuracy of miR-210 in human cancers. A total of 673 cancer patients and 606 cancer-free individuals from 13 studies were contained in this meta-analysis. The overall diagnostic results in our study showed that the pooled sensitivity was 0.70, specificity was 0.76, and the AUC was 0.80. In addition, the PLR and NLR were 2.9 and 0.39, with DOR of 8. After the outliner exclusion detected by sensitivity analysis, these parameters had minimal change, which confirmed the stability of our work. The results in our studies showed that the miR-210 assay yielded relatively moderate accuracy in cancer patients and cancer-free individual differentiation. More basic researches are needed to highlight its role as supplement in clinical treatment.