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    Correction: Polygenic risk modeling for prediction of epithelial ovarian cancer risk.
    Dareng, EO ; Tyrer, JP ; Barnes, DR ; Jones, MR ; Yang, X ; Aben, KKH ; Adank, MA ; Agata, S ; Andrulis, IL ; Anton-Culver, H ; Antonenkova, NN ; Aravantinos, G ; Arun, BK ; Augustinsson, A ; Balmaña, J ; Bandera, EV ; Barkardottir, RB ; Barrowdale, D ; Beckmann, MW ; Beeghly-Fadiel, A ; Benitez, J ; Bermisheva, M ; Bernardini, MQ ; Bjorge, L ; Black, A ; Bogdanova, NV ; Bonanni, B ; Borg, A ; Brenton, JD ; Budzilowska, A ; Butzow, R ; Buys, SS ; Cai, H ; Caligo, MA ; Campbell, I ; Cannioto, R ; Cassingham, H ; Chang-Claude, J ; Chanock, SJ ; Chen, K ; Chiew, Y-E ; Chung, WK ; Claes, KBM ; Colonna, S ; GEMO Study Collaborators, ; GC-HBOC Study Collaborators, ; EMBRACE Collaborators, ; Cook, LS ; Couch, FJ ; Daly, MB ; Dao, F ; Davies, E ; de la Hoya, M ; de Putter, R ; Dennis, J ; DePersia, A ; Devilee, P ; Diez, O ; Ding, YC ; Doherty, JA ; Domchek, SM ; Dörk, T ; du Bois, A ; Dürst, M ; Eccles, DM ; Eliassen, HA ; Engel, C ; Evans, GD ; Fasching, PA ; Flanagan, JM ; Fortner, RT ; Machackova, E ; Friedman, E ; Ganz, PA ; Garber, J ; Gensini, F ; Giles, GG ; Glendon, G ; Godwin, AK ; Goodman, MT ; Greene, MH ; Gronwald, J ; OPAL Study Group, ; AOCS Group, ; Hahnen, E ; Haiman, CA ; Håkansson, N ; Hamann, U ; Hansen, TVO ; Harris, HR ; Hartman, M ; Heitz, F ; Hildebrandt, MAT ; Høgdall, E ; Høgdall, CK ; Hopper, JL ; Huang, R-Y ; Huff, C ; Hulick, PJ ; Huntsman, DG ; Imyanitov, EN ; KConFab Investigators, ; HEBON Investigators, ; Isaacs, C ; Jakubowska, A ; James, PA ; Janavicius, R ; Jensen, A ; Johannsson, OT ; John, EM ; Jones, ME ; Kang, D ; Karlan, BY ; Karnezis, A ; Kelemen, LE ; Khusnutdinova, E ; Kiemeney, LA ; Kim, B-G ; Kjaer, SK ; Komenaka, I ; Kupryjanczyk, J ; Kurian, AW ; Kwong, A ; Lambrechts, D ; Larson, MC ; Lazaro, C ; Le, ND ; Leslie, G ; Lester, J ; Lesueur, F ; Levine, DA ; Li, L ; Li, J ; Loud, JT ; Lu, KH ; Lubiński, J ; Mai, PL ; Manoukian, S ; Marks, JR ; Matsuno, RK ; Matsuo, K ; May, T ; McGuffog, L ; McLaughlin, JR ; McNeish, IA ; Mebirouk, N ; Menon, U ; Miller, A ; Milne, RL ; Minlikeeva, A ; Modugno, F ; Montagna, M ; Moysich, KB ; Munro, E ; Nathanson, KL ; Neuhausen, SL ; Nevanlinna, H ; Yie, JNY ; Nielsen, HR ; Nielsen, FC ; Nikitina-Zake, L ; Odunsi, K ; Offit, K ; Olah, E ; Olbrecht, S ; Olopade, OI ; Olson, SH ; Olsson, H ; Osorio, A ; Papi, L ; Park, SK ; Parsons, MT ; Pathak, H ; Pedersen, IS ; Peixoto, A ; Pejovic, T ; Perez-Segura, P ; Permuth, JB ; Peshkin, B ; Peterlongo, P ; Piskorz, A ; Prokofyeva, D ; Radice, P ; Rantala, J ; Riggan, MJ ; Risch, HA ; Rodriguez-Antona, C ; Ross, E ; Rossing, MA ; Runnebaum, I ; Sandler, DP ; Santamariña, M ; Soucy, P ; Schmutzler, RK ; Setiawan, VW ; Shan, K ; Sieh, W ; Simard, J ; Singer, CF ; Sokolenko, AP ; Song, H ; Southey, MC ; Steed, H ; Stoppa-Lyonnet, D ; Sutphen, R ; Swerdlow, AJ ; Tan, YY ; Teixeira, MR ; Teo, SH ; Terry, KL ; Terry, MB ; OCAC Consortium, ; CIMBA Consortium, ; Thomassen, M ; Thompson, PJ ; Thomsen, LCV ; Thull, DL ; Tischkowitz, M ; Titus, L ; Toland, AE ; Torres, D ; Trabert, B ; Travis, R ; Tung, N ; Tworoger, SS ; Valen, E ; van Altena, AM ; van der Hout, AH ; Van Nieuwenhuysen, E ; van Rensburg, EJ ; Vega, A ; Edwards, DV ; Vierkant, RA ; Wang, F ; Wappenschmidt, B ; Webb, PM ; Weinberg, CR ; Weitzel, JN ; Wentzensen, N ; White, E ; Whittemore, AS ; Winham, SJ ; Wolk, A ; Woo, Y-L ; Wu, AH ; Yan, L ; Yannoukakos, D ; Zavaglia, KM ; Zheng, W ; Ziogas, A ; Zorn, KK ; Kleibl, Z ; Easton, D ; Lawrenson, K ; DeFazio, A ; Sellers, TA ; Ramus, SJ ; Pearce, CL ; Monteiro, AN ; Cunningham, J ; Goode, EL ; Schildkraut, JM ; Berchuck, A ; Chenevix-Trench, G ; Gayther, SA ; Antoniou, AC ; Pharoah, PDP (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2022-05)
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    Polygenic risk modeling for prediction of epithelial ovarian cancer risk
    Dareng, EO ; Tyrer, JP ; Barnes, DR ; Jones, MR ; Yang, X ; Aben, KKH ; Adank, MA ; Agata, S ; Andrulis, IL ; Anton-Culver, H ; Antonenkova, NN ; Aravantinos, G ; Arun, BK ; Augustinsson, A ; Balmana, J ; Bandera, E ; Barkardottir, RB ; Barrowdale, D ; Beckmann, MW ; Beeghly-Fadiel, A ; Benitez, J ; Bermisheva, M ; Bernardini, MQ ; Bjorge, L ; Black, A ; Bogdanova, N ; Bonanni, B ; Borg, A ; Brenton, JD ; Budzilowska, A ; Butzow, R ; Buys, SS ; Cai, H ; Caligo, MA ; Campbell, I ; Cannioto, R ; Cassingham, H ; Chang-Claude, J ; Chanock, SJ ; Chen, K ; Chiew, Y-E ; Chung, WK ; Claes, KBM ; Colonna, S ; Cook, LS ; Couch, FJ ; Daly, MB ; Dao, F ; Davies, E ; de la Hoya, M ; de Putter, R ; Dennis, J ; DePersia, A ; Devilee, P ; Diez, O ; Ding, YC ; Doherty, JA ; Domchek, SM ; Dork, T ; du Bois, A ; Durst, M ; Eccles, DM ; Eliassen, HA ; Engel, C ; Evans, GD ; Fasching, PA ; Flanagan, JM ; Fortner, R ; Machackova, E ; Friedman, E ; Ganz, PA ; Garber, J ; Gensini, F ; Giles, GG ; Glendon, G ; Godwin, AK ; Goodman, MT ; Greene, MH ; Gronwald, J ; Group, OS ; AOCSGroup, ; Hahnen, E ; Haiman, CA ; Hakansson, N ; Hamann, U ; Hansen, TVO ; Harris, HR ; Hartman, M ; Heitz, F ; Hildebrandt, MAT ; Hogdall, E ; Hogdall, CK ; Hopper, JL ; Huang, R-Y ; Huff, C ; Hulick, PJ ; Huntsman, DG ; Imyanitov, EN ; Isaacs, C ; Jakubowska, A ; James, PA ; Janavicius, R ; Jensen, A ; Johannsson, OT ; John, EM ; Jones, ME ; Kang, D ; Karlan, BY ; Karnezis, A ; Kelemen, LE ; Khusnutdinova, E ; Kiemeney, LA ; Kim, B-G ; Kjaer, SK ; Komenaka, I ; Kupryjanczyk, J ; Kurian, AW ; Kwong, A ; Lambrechts, D ; Larson, MC ; Lazaro, C ; Le, ND ; Leslie, G ; Lester, J ; Lesueur, F ; Levine, DA ; Li, L ; Li, J ; Loud, JT ; Lu, KH ; Mai, PL ; Manoukian, S ; Marks, JR ; KimMatsuno, R ; Matsuo, K ; May, T ; McGuffog, L ; McLaughlin, JR ; McNeish, IA ; Mebirouk, N ; Menon, U ; Miller, A ; Milne, RL ; Minlikeeva, A ; Modugno, F ; Montagna, M ; Moysich, KB ; Munro, E ; Nathanson, KL ; Neuhausen, SL ; Nevanlinna, H ; Yie, JNY ; Nielsen, HR ; Nielsen, FC ; Nikitina-Zake, L ; Odunsi, K ; Offit, K ; Olah, E ; Olbrecht, S ; Olopade, O ; Olson, SH ; Olsson, H ; Osorio, A ; Papi, L ; Park, SK ; Parsons, MT ; Pathak, H ; Pedersen, IS ; Peixoto, A ; Pejovic, T ; Perez-Segura, P ; Permuth, JB ; Peshkin, B ; Peterlongo, P ; Piskorz, A ; Prokofyeva, D ; Radice, P ; Rantala, J ; Riggan, MJ ; Risch, HA ; Rodriguez-Antona, C ; Ross, E ; Rossing, MA ; Runnebaum, I ; Sandler, DP ; Santamarina, M ; Soucy, P ; Schmutzler, RK ; Setiawan, VW ; Shan, K ; Sieh, W ; Simard, J ; Singer, CF ; Sokolenko, AP ; Song, H ; Southey, MC ; Steed, H ; Stoppa-Lyonnet, D ; Sutphen, R ; Swerdlow, AJ ; Tan, YY ; Teixeira, MR ; Teo, SH ; Terry, KL ; BethTerry, M ; Thomassen, M ; Thompson, PJ ; Thomsen, LCV ; Thull, DL ; Tischkowitz, M ; Titus, L ; Toland, AE ; Torres, D ; Trabert, B ; Travis, R ; Tung, N ; Tworoger, SS ; Valen, E ; van Altena, AM ; van der Hout, AH ; Nieuwenhuysen, E ; van Rensburg, EJ ; Vega, A ; Edwards, DV ; Vierkant, RA ; Wang, F ; Wappenschmidt, B ; Webb, PM ; Weinberg, CR ; Weitzel, JN ; Wentzensen, N ; White, E ; Whittemore, AS ; Winham, SJ ; Wolk, A ; Woo, Y-L ; Wu, AH ; Yan, L ; Yannoukakos, D ; Zavaglia, KM ; Zheng, W ; Ziogas, A ; Zorn, KK ; Kleibl, Z ; Easton, D ; Lawrenson, K ; DeFazio, A ; Sellers, TA ; Ramus, SJ ; Pearce, CL ; Monteiro, AN ; Cunningham, J ; Goode, EL ; Schildkraut, JM ; Berchuck, A ; Chenevix-Trench, G ; Gayther, SA ; Antoniou, AC ; Pharoah, PDP (SPRINGERNATURE, 2022-01-14)
    Polygenic risk scores (PRS) for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) have the potential to improve risk stratification. Joint estimation of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) effects in models could improve predictive performance over standard approaches of PRS construction. Here, we implemented computationally efficient, penalized, logistic regression models (lasso, elastic net, stepwise) to individual level genotype data and a Bayesian framework with continuous shrinkage, "select and shrink for summary statistics" (S4), to summary level data for epithelial non-mucinous ovarian cancer risk prediction. We developed the models in a dataset consisting of 23,564 non-mucinous EOC cases and 40,138 controls participating in the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC) and validated the best models in three populations of different ancestries: prospective data from 198,101 women of European ancestries; 7,669 women of East Asian ancestries; 1,072 women of African ancestries, and in 18,915 BRCA1 and 12,337 BRCA2 pathogenic variant carriers of European ancestries. In the external validation data, the model with the strongest association for non-mucinous EOC risk derived from the OCAC model development data was the S4 model (27,240 SNPs) with odds ratios (OR) of 1.38 (95% CI: 1.28-1.48, AUC: 0.588) per unit standard deviation, in women of European ancestries; 1.14 (95% CI: 1.08-1.19, AUC: 0.538) in women of East Asian ancestries; 1.38 (95% CI: 1.21-1.58, AUC: 0.593) in women of African ancestries; hazard ratios of 1.36 (95% CI: 1.29-1.43, AUC: 0.592) in BRCA1 pathogenic variant carriers and 1.49 (95% CI: 1.35-1.64, AUC: 0.624) in BRCA2 pathogenic variant carriers. Incorporation of the S4 PRS in risk prediction models for ovarian cancer may have clinical utility in ovarian cancer prevention programs.
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    Mendelian randomisation study of smoking exposure in relation to breast cancer risk
    Park, HA ; Neumeyer, S ; Michailidou, K ; Bolla, MK ; Wang, Q ; Dennis, J ; Ahearn, TU ; Andrulis, IL ; Anton-Culver, H ; Antonenkova, NN ; Arndt, V ; Aronson, KJ ; Augustinsson, A ; Baten, A ; Freeman, LEB ; Becher, H ; Beckmann, MW ; Behrens, S ; Benitez, J ; Bermisheva, M ; Bogdanova, N ; Bojesen, SE ; Brauch, H ; Brenner, H ; Brucker, SY ; Burwinkel, B ; Campa, D ; Canzian, F ; Castelao, JE ; Chanock, SJ ; Chenevix-Trench, G ; Clarke, CL ; Conroy, DM ; Couch, FJ ; Cox, A ; Cross, SS ; Czene, K ; Daly, MB ; Devilee, P ; Dork, T ; Dos-Santos-Silva, I ; Dwek, M ; Eccles, DM ; Eliassen, AH ; Engel, C ; Eriksson, M ; Evans, DG ; Fasching, PA ; Flyger, H ; Fritschi, L ; Garcia-Closas, M ; Garcia-Saenz, JA ; Gaudet, MM ; Giles, GG ; Glendon, G ; Goldberg, MS ; Goldgar, DE ; Gonzalez-Neira, A ; Grip, M ; Guenel, P ; Hahnen, E ; Haiman, CA ; Hakansson, N ; Hall, P ; Hamann, U ; Han, S ; Harkness, EF ; Hart, SN ; He, W ; Heemskerk-Gerritsen, BAM ; Hopper, JL ; Hunter, DJ ; Jager, A ; Jakubowska, A ; John, EM ; Jung, A ; Kaaks, R ; Kapoor, PM ; Keeman, R ; Khusnutdinova, E ; Kitahara, CM ; Koppert, LB ; Koutros, S ; Kristensen, VN ; Kurian, AW ; Lacey, J ; Lambrechts, D ; LeMarchand, L ; Lo, W-Y ; Mannermaa, A ; Manoochehri, M ; Margolin, S ; ElenaMartinez, M ; Mavroudis, D ; Meindl, A ; Menon, U ; Milne, RL ; Muranen, TA ; Nevanlinna, H ; Newman, WG ; Nordestgaard, BG ; Offit, K ; Olshan, AF ; Olsson, H ; Park-Simon, T-W ; Peterlongo, P ; Peto, J ; Plaseska-Karanfilska, D ; Presneau, N ; Radice, P ; Rennert, G ; Rennert, HS ; Romero, A ; Saloustros, E ; Sawyer, EJ ; Schmidt, MK ; Schmutzler, RK ; Schoemaker, MJ ; Schwentner, L ; Scott, C ; Shah, M ; Shu, X-O ; Simard, J ; Smeets, A ; Southey, MC ; Spinelli, JJ ; Stevens, V ; Swerdlow, AJ ; Tamimi, RM ; Tapper, WJ ; Taylor, JA ; Terry, MB ; Tomlinson, I ; Troester, MA ; Truong, T ; Vachon, CM ; van Veen, EM ; Vijai, J ; Wang, S ; Wendt, C ; Winqvist, R ; Wolk, A ; Ziogas, A ; Dunning, AM ; Pharoah, PDP ; Easton, DF ; Zheng, W ; Kraft, P ; Chang-Claude, J (SPRINGERNATURE, 2021-08-02)
    BACKGROUND: Despite a modest association between tobacco smoking and breast cancer risk reported by recent epidemiological studies, it is still equivocal whether smoking is causally related to breast cancer risk. METHODS: We applied Mendelian randomisation (MR) to evaluate a potential causal effect of cigarette smoking on breast cancer risk. Both individual-level data as well as summary statistics for 164 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) reported in genome-wide association studies of lifetime smoking index (LSI) or cigarette per day (CPD) were used to obtain MR effect estimates. Data from 108,420 invasive breast cancer cases and 87,681 controls were used for the LSI analysis and for the CPD analysis conducted among ever-smokers from 26,147 cancer cases and 26,072 controls. Sensitivity analyses were conducted to address pleiotropy. RESULTS: Genetically predicted LSI was associated with increased breast cancer risk (OR 1.18 per SD, 95% CI: 1.07-1.30, P = 0.11 × 10-2), but there was no evidence of association for genetically predicted CPD (OR 1.02, 95% CI: 0.78-1.19, P = 0.85). The sensitivity analyses yielded similar results and showed no strong evidence of pleiotropic effect. CONCLUSION: Our MR study provides supportive evidence for a potential causal association with breast cancer risk for lifetime smoking exposure but not cigarettes per day among smokers.
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    Mutational spectrum in a worldwide study of 29,700 families with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations
    Rebbeck, TR ; Friebel, TM ; Friedman, E ; Hamann, U ; Huo, D ; Kwong, A ; Olah, E ; Olopade, OI ; Solano, AR ; Teo, S-H ; Thomassen, M ; Weitzel, JN ; Chan, TL ; Couch, FJ ; Goldgar, DE ; Kruse, TA ; Palmero, EI ; Park, SK ; Torres, D ; van Rensburg, EJ ; McGuffog, L ; Parsons, MT ; Leslie, G ; Aalfs, CM ; Abugattas, J ; Adlard, J ; Agata, S ; Aittomaki, K ; Andrews, L ; Andrulis, IL ; Arason, A ; Arnold, N ; Arun, BK ; Asseryanis, E ; Auerbach, L ; Azzollini, J ; Balmana, J ; Barile, M ; Barkardottir, RB ; Barrowdale, D ; Benitez, J ; Berger, A ; Berger, R ; Blanco, AM ; Blazer, KR ; Blok, MJ ; Bonadona, V ; Bonanni, B ; Bradbury, AR ; Brewer, C ; Buecher, B ; Buys, SS ; Caldes, T ; Caliebe, A ; Caligo, MA ; Campbell, I ; Caputo, SM ; Chiquette, J ; Chung, WK ; Claes, KBM ; Collee, JM ; Cook, J ; Davidson, R ; de la Hoya, M ; De Leeneer, K ; de Pauw, A ; Delnatte, C ; Diez, O ; Ding, YC ; Ditsch, N ; Domchek, S ; Dorfling, CM ; Velazquez, C ; Dworniczak, B ; Eason, J ; Easton, DF ; Eeles, R ; Ehrencrona, H ; Ejlertsen, B ; Engel, C ; Engert, S ; Evans, DG ; Faivre, L ; Feliubadalo, L ; Ferrer, SF ; Foretova, L ; Fowler, J ; Frost, D ; Galvao, HCR ; Ganz, PA ; Garber, J ; Gauthier-Villars, M ; Gehrig, A ; Gerdes, A-M ; Gesta, P ; Giannini, G ; Giraud, S ; Glendon, G ; Godwin, AK ; Greene, MH ; Gronwald, J ; Gutierrez-Barrera, A ; Hahnen, E ; Hauke, J ; Henderson, A ; Hentschel, J ; Hogervorst, FBL ; Honisch, E ; Imyanitov, EN ; Isaacs, C ; Izatt, L ; Izquierdo, A ; Jakubowska, A ; James, P ; Janavicius, R ; Jensen, UB ; John, EM ; Vijai, J ; Kaczmarek, K ; Karlan, BY ; Kast, K ; Kim, S-W ; Konstantopoulou, I ; Korach, J ; Laitman, Y ; Lasa, A ; Lasset, C ; Lazaro, C ; Lee, A ; Lee, MH ; Lester, J ; Lesueur, F ; Liljegren, A ; Lindor, NM ; Longy, M ; Loud, JT ; Lu, KH ; Lubinski, J ; Machackova, E ; Manoukian, S ; Mari, V ; Martinez-Bouzas, C ; Matrai, Z ; Mebirouk, N ; Meijers-Heijboer, HEJ ; Meindl, A ; Mensenkamp, AR ; Mickys, U ; Miller, A ; Montagna, M ; Moysich, KB ; Mulligan, AM ; Musinsky, J ; Neuhausen, SL ; Nevanlinna, H ; Ngeow, J ; Nguyen, HP ; Niederacher, D ; Nielsen, HR ; Nielsen, FC ; Nussbaum, RL ; Offit, K ; Ofverholm, A ; Ong, K-R ; Osorio, A ; Papi, L ; Papp, J ; Pasini, B ; Pedersen, IS ; Peixoto, A ; Peruga, N ; Peterlongo, P ; Pohl, E ; Pradhan, N ; Prajzendanc, K ; Prieur, F ; Pujol, P ; Radice, P ; Ramus, SJ ; Rantala, J ; Rashid, MU ; Rhiem, K ; Robson, M ; Rodriguez, GC ; Rogers, MT ; Rudaitis, V ; Schmidt, AY ; Schmutzler, RK ; Senter, L ; Shah, PD ; Sharma, P ; Side, LE ; Simard, J ; Singer, CF ; Skytte, A-B ; Slavin, TP ; Snape, K ; Sobol, H ; Southey, M ; Steele, L ; Steinemann, D ; Sukiennicki, G ; Sutter, C ; Szabo, CI ; Tan, YY ; Teixeira, MR ; Terry, MB ; Teule, A ; Thomas, A ; Thull, DL ; Tischkowitz, M ; Tognazzo, S ; Toland, AE ; Topka, S ; Trainer, AH ; Tung, N ; van Asperen, CJ ; van der Hout, AH ; van der Kolk, LE ; van der Luijt, RB ; Van Heetvelde, M ; Varesco, L ; Varon-Mateeva, R ; Vega, A ; Villarreal-Garza, C ; von Wachenfeldt, A ; Walker, L ; Wang-Gohrke, S ; Wappenschmidt, B ; Weber, BHF ; Yannoukakos, D ; Yoon, S-Y ; Zanzottera, C ; Zidan, J ; Zorn, KK ; Selkirk, CGH ; Hulick, PJ ; Chenevix-Trench, G ; Spurdle, AB ; Antoniou, AC ; Nathanson, KL (WILEY, 2018-05-01)
    The prevalence and spectrum of germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 have been reported in single populations, with the majority of reports focused on White in Europe and North America. The Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2 (CIMBA) has assembled data on 18,435 families with BRCA1 mutations and 11,351 families with BRCA2 mutations ascertained from 69 centers in 49 countries on six continents. This study comprehensively describes the characteristics of the 1,650 unique BRCA1 and 1,731 unique BRCA2 deleterious (disease-associated) mutations identified in the CIMBA database. We observed substantial variation in mutation type and frequency by geographical region and race/ethnicity. In addition to known founder mutations, mutations of relatively high frequency were identified in specific racial/ethnic or geographic groups that may reflect founder mutations and which could be used in targeted (panel) first pass genotyping for specific populations. Knowledge of the population-specific mutational spectrum in BRCA1 and BRCA2 could inform efficient strategies for genetic testing and may justify a more broad-based oncogenetic testing in some populations.
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    Genome-wide association study identifies 32 novel breast cancer susceptibility loci from overall and subtype-specific analyses
    Zhan, H ; Ahearn, TU ; Lecarpentier, J ; Barnes, D ; Beesley, J ; Qi, G ; Jiang, X ; O'Mara, TA ; Zhao, N ; Bolla, MK ; Dunning, AM ; Dennis, J ; Wang, Q ; Abu Ful, Z ; Aittomaki, K ; Andrulis, IL ; Anton-Culver, H ; Arndt, V ; Aronson, KJ ; Arun, BK ; Auer, PL ; Azzollini, J ; Barrowdale, D ; Becher, H ; Beckmann, MW ; Behrens, S ; Benitez, J ; Bermisheva, M ; Bialkowska, K ; Blanco, A ; Blomqvist, C ; Bogdanova, N ; Bojesen, SE ; Bonanni, B ; Bondavalli, D ; Borg, A ; Brauch, H ; Brenner, H ; Briceno, I ; Broeks, A ; Brucker, SY ; Bruening, T ; Burwinkel, B ; Buys, SS ; Byers, H ; Caldes, T ; Caligo, MA ; Calvello, M ; Campa, D ; Castelao, JE ; Chang-Claude, J ; Chanock, SJ ; Christiaens, M ; Christiansen, H ; Chung, WK ; Claes, KBM ; Clarke, CL ; Cornelissen, S ; Couch, FJ ; Cox, A ; Cross, SS ; Czene, K ; Daly, MB ; Devilee, P ; Diez, O ; Domchek, SM ; Doerk, T ; Dwek, M ; Eccles, DM ; Ekici, AB ; Evans, DG ; Fasching, PA ; Figueroa, J ; Foretova, L ; Fostira, F ; Friedman, E ; Frost, D ; Gago-Dominguez, M ; Gapstur, SM ; Garber, J ; Garcia-Saenz, JA ; Gaudet, MM ; Gayther, SA ; Giles, GG ; Godwin, AK ; Goldberg, MS ; Goldgar, DE ; Gonzalez-Neira, A ; Greene, MH ; Gronwald, J ; Guenel, P ; Haeberle, L ; Hahnen, E ; Haiman, CA ; Hake, CR ; Hall, P ; Hamann, U ; Harkness, EF ; Heemskerk-Gerritsen, BAM ; Hillemanns, P ; Hogervorst, FBL ; Holleczek, B ; Hollestelle, A ; Hooning, MJ ; Hoover, RN ; Hopper, JL ; Howell, A ; Huebner, H ; Hulick, PJ ; Imyanitov, EN ; Isaacs, C ; Izatt, L ; Jager, A ; Jakimovska, M ; Jakubowska, A ; James, P ; Janavicius, R ; Janni, W ; John, EM ; Jones, ME ; Jung, A ; Kaaks, R ; Kapoor, PM ; Karlan, BY ; Keeman, R ; Khan, S ; Khusnutdinova, E ; Kitahara, CM ; Ko, Y-D ; Konstantopoulou, I ; Koppert, LB ; Koutros, S ; Kristensen, VN ; Laenkholm, A-V ; Lambrechts, D ; Larsson, SC ; Laurent-Puig, P ; Lazaro, C ; Lazarova, E ; Lejbkowicz, F ; Leslie, G ; Lesueur, F ; Lindblom, A ; Lissowska, J ; Lo, W-Y ; Loud, JT ; Lubinski, J ; Lukomska, A ; MacInnis, RJ ; Mannermaa, A ; Manoochehri, M ; Manoukian, S ; Margolin, S ; Martinez, ME ; Matricardi, L ; McGuffog, L ; McLean, C ; Mebirouk, N ; Meindl, A ; Menon, U ; Miller, A ; Mingazheva, E ; Montagna, M ; Mulligan, AM ; Mulot, C ; Muranen, TA ; Nathanson, KL ; Neuhausen, SL ; Nevanlinna, H ; Neven, P ; Newman, WG ; Nielsens, FC ; Nikitina-Zake, L ; Nodora, J ; Offit, K ; Olah, E ; Olopade, O ; Olsson, H ; Orr, N ; Papi, L ; Papp, J ; Park-Simon, T-W ; Parsons, MT ; Peissel, B ; Peixoto, A ; Peshkin, B ; Peterlongo, P ; Peto, J ; Phillips, K-A ; Piedmonte, M ; Plaseska-Karanfilska, D ; Prajzendanc, K ; Prentice, R ; Prokofyeva, D ; Rack, B ; Radice, P ; Ramus, SJ ; Rantala, J ; Rashid, MU ; Rennert, G ; Rennert, HS ; Risch, HA ; Romero, A ; Rookus, MA ; Ruebner, M ; Ruediger, T ; Saloustros, E ; Sampson, S ; Sandler, DP ; Sawyer, EJ ; Scheuner, MT ; Schmutzler, RK ; Schneeweiss, A ; Schoemaker, MJ ; Schoettker, B ; Schuermann, P ; Senter, L ; Sharma, P ; Sherman, ME ; Shu, X-O ; Singer, CF ; Smichkoska, S ; Soucy, P ; Southey, MC ; Spinelli, JJ ; Stone, J ; Stoppa-Lyonnet, D ; Swerdlow, AJ ; Szabo, C ; Tamimi, RM ; Tapper, WJ ; Taylor, JA ; Teixeira, MR ; Terry, M ; Thomassen, M ; Thull, DL ; Tischkowitz, M ; Toland, AE ; Tollenaar, RAEM ; Tomlinson, I ; Torres, D ; Troester, MA ; Truong, T ; Tung, N ; Untch, M ; Vachon, CM ; van den Ouweland, AMW ; van der Kolk, LE ; van Veen, EM ; vanRensburg, EJ ; Vega, A ; Wappenschmidt, B ; Weinberg, CR ; Weitzel, JN ; Wildiers, H ; Winqvist, R ; Wolk, A ; Yang, XR ; Yannoukakos, D ; Zheng, W ; Zorn, KK ; Milne, RL ; Kraft, P ; Simard, J ; Pharoah, PDP ; Michailidou, K ; Antoniou, AC ; Schmidt, MK ; Chenevix-Trench, G ; Easton, DF ; Chatterjee, N ; Garcia-Closas, M (NATURE RESEARCH, 2020-05-18)
    Breast cancer susceptibility variants frequently show heterogeneity in associations by tumor subtype1-3. To identify novel loci, we performed a genome-wide association study including 133,384 breast cancer cases and 113,789 controls, plus 18,908 BRCA1 mutation carriers (9,414 with breast cancer) of European ancestry, using both standard and novel methodologies that account for underlying tumor heterogeneity by estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 status and tumor grade. We identified 32 novel susceptibility loci (P < 5.0 × 10-8), 15 of which showed evidence for associations with at least one tumor feature (false discovery rate < 0.05). Five loci showed associations (P < 0.05) in opposite directions between luminal and non-luminal subtypes. In silico analyses showed that these five loci contained cell-specific enhancers that differed between normal luminal and basal mammary cells. The genetic correlations between five intrinsic-like subtypes ranged from 0.35 to 0.80. The proportion of genome-wide chip heritability explained by all known susceptibility loci was 54.2% for luminal A-like disease and 37.6% for triple-negative disease. The odds ratios of polygenic risk scores, which included 330 variants, for the highest 1% of quantiles compared with middle quantiles were 5.63 and 3.02 for luminal A-like and triple-negative disease, respectively. These findings provide an improved understanding of genetic predisposition to breast cancer subtypes and will inform the development of subtype-specific polygenic risk scores.
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    Evaluation of the association of heterozygous germline variants in NTHL1 with breast cancer predisposition: an international multi-center study of 47,180 subjects
    Li, N ; Zethoven, M ; McInerny, S ; Devereux, L ; Huang, Y-K ; Thio, N ; Cheasley, D ; Gutierrez-Enriquez, S ; Moles-Fernandez, A ; Diez, O ; Nguyen-Dumont, T ; Southey, MC ; Hopper, JL ; Simard, J ; Dumont, M ; Soucy, P ; Meindl, A ; Schmutzler, R ; Schmidt, MK ; Adank, MA ; Andrulis, IL ; Hahnen, E ; Engel, C ; Lesueur, F ; Girard, E ; Neuhausen, SL ; Ziv, E ; Allen, J ; Easton, DF ; Scott, RJ ; Gorringe, KL ; James, PA ; Campbell, IG (NATURE RESEARCH, 2021-05-12)
    Bi-allelic loss-of-function (LoF) variants in the base excision repair (BER) gene NTHL1 cause a high-risk hereditary multi-tumor syndrome that includes breast cancer, but the contribution of heterozygous variants to hereditary breast cancer is unknown. An analysis of 4985 women with breast cancer, enriched for familial features, and 4786 cancer-free women revealed significant enrichment for NTHL1 LoF variants. Immunohistochemistry confirmed reduced NTHL1 expression in tumors from heterozygous carriers but the NTHL1 bi-allelic loss characteristic mutational signature (SBS 30) was not present. The analysis was extended to 27,421 breast cancer cases and 19,759 controls from 10 international studies revealing 138 cases and 93 controls with a heterozygous LoF variant (OR 1.06, 95% CI: 0.82-1.39) and 316 cases and 179 controls with a missense variant (OR 1.31, 95% CI: 1.09-1.57). Missense variants selected for deleterious features by a number of in silico bioinformatic prediction tools or located within the endonuclease III functional domain showed a stronger association with breast cancer. Somatic sequencing of breast cancers from carriers indicated that the risk associated with NTHL1 appears to operate through haploinsufficiency, consistent with other described low-penetrance breast cancer genes. Data from this very large international multicenter study suggests that heterozygous pathogenic germline coding variants in NTHL1 may be associated with low- to moderate- increased risk of breast cancer.
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    CYP3A7*1C allele: linking premenopausal oestrone and progesterone levels with risk of hormone receptor-positive breast cancers
    Johnson, N ; Maguire, S ; Morra, A ; Kapoor, PM ; Tomczyk, K ; Jones, ME ; Schoemaker, MJ ; Gilham, C ; Bolla, MK ; Wang, Q ; Dennis, J ; Ahearn, TU ; Andrulis, IL ; Anton-Culver, H ; Antonenkova, NN ; Arndt, V ; Aronson, KJ ; Augustinsson, A ; Baynes, C ; Freeman, LEB ; Beckmann, MW ; Benitez, J ; Bermisheva, M ; Blomqvist, C ; Boeckx, B ; Bogdanova, NV ; Bojesen, SE ; Brauch, H ; Brenner, H ; Burwinkel, B ; Campa, D ; Canzian, F ; Castelao, JE ; Chanock, SJ ; Chenevix-Trench, G ; Clarke, CL ; Conroy, DM ; Couch, FJ ; Cox, A ; Cross, SS ; Czene, K ; Doerk, T ; Eliassen, AH ; Engel, C ; Evans, DG ; Fasching, PA ; Figueroa, J ; Floris, G ; Flyger, H ; Gago-Dominguez, M ; Gapstur, SM ; Garcia-Closas, M ; Gaudet, MM ; Giles, GG ; Goldberg, MS ; Gonzalez-Neira, A ; Guenel, P ; Hahnen, E ; Haiman, CA ; Hakansson, N ; Hall, P ; Hamann, U ; Harrington, PA ; Hart, SN ; Hooning, MJ ; Hopper, JL ; Howell, A ; Hunter, DJ ; Jager, A ; Jakubowska, A ; John, EM ; Kaaks, R ; Keeman, R ; Khusnutdinova, E ; Kitahara, CM ; Kosma, V-M ; Koutros, S ; Kraft, P ; Kristensen, VN ; Kurian, AW ; Lambrechts, D ; Le Marchand, L ; Linet, M ; Lubinski, J ; Mannermaa, A ; Manoukian, S ; Margolin, S ; Martens, JWM ; Mavroudis, D ; Mayes, R ; Meindl, A ; Milne, RL ; Neuhausen, SL ; Nevanlinna, H ; Newman, WG ; Nielsen, SF ; Nordestgaard, BG ; Obi, N ; Olshan, AF ; Olson, JE ; Olsson, H ; Orban, E ; Park-Simon, T-W ; Peterlongo, P ; Plaseska-Karanfilska, D ; Pylkas, K ; Rennert, G ; Rennert, HS ; Ruddy, KJ ; Saloustros, E ; Sandler, DP ; Sawyer, EJ ; Schmutzler, RK ; Scott, C ; Shu, X-O ; Simard, J ; Smichkoska, S ; Sohn, C ; Southey, MC ; Spinelli, JJ ; Stone, J ; Tamimi, RM ; Taylor, JA ; Tollenaar, RAEM ; Tomlinson, I ; Troester, MA ; Truong, T ; Vachon, CM ; van Veen, EM ; Wang, SS ; Weinberg, CR ; Wendt, C ; Wildiers, H ; Winqvist, R ; Wolk, A ; Zheng, W ; Ziogas, A ; Dunning, AM ; Pharoah, PDP ; Easton, DF ; Howie, AF ; Peto, J ; dos-Santos-Silva, I ; Swerdlow, AJ ; Chang-Claude, J ; Schmidt, MK ; Orr, N ; Fletcher, O (SPRINGERNATURE, 2021-01-26)
    BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies provide strong evidence for a role of endogenous sex hormones in the aetiology of breast cancer. The aim of this analysis was to identify genetic variants that are associated with urinary sex-hormone levels and breast cancer risk. METHODS: We carried out a genome-wide association study of urinary oestrone-3-glucuronide and pregnanediol-3-glucuronide levels in 560 premenopausal women, with additional analysis of progesterone levels in 298 premenopausal women. To test for the association with breast cancer risk, we carried out follow-up genotyping in 90,916 cases and 89,893 controls from the Breast Cancer Association Consortium. All women were of European ancestry. RESULTS: For pregnanediol-3-glucuronide, there were no genome-wide significant associations; for oestrone-3-glucuronide, we identified a single peak mapping to the CYP3A locus, annotated by rs45446698. The minor rs45446698-C allele was associated with lower oestrone-3-glucuronide (-49.2%, 95% CI -56.1% to -41.1%, P = 3.1 × 10-18); in follow-up analyses, rs45446698-C was also associated with lower progesterone (-26.7%, 95% CI -39.4% to -11.6%, P = 0.001) and reduced risk of oestrogen and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer (OR = 0.86, 95% CI 0.82-0.91, P = 6.9 × 10-8). CONCLUSIONS: The CYP3A7*1C allele is associated with reduced risk of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer possibly mediated via an effect on the metabolism of endogenous sex hormones in premenopausal women.
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    Breast cancer risk prediction using a polygenic risk score in the familial setting: a prospective study from the Breast Cancer Family Registry and kConFab
    Li, H ; Feng, B ; Miron, A ; Chen, X ; Beesley, J ; Bimeh, E ; Barrowdale, D ; John, EM ; Daly, MB ; Andrulis, IL ; Buys, SS ; Kraft, P ; Thorne, H ; Chenevix-Trench, G ; Southey, MC ; Antoniou, AC ; James, PA ; Terry, MB ; Phillips, K-A ; Hopper, JL ; Mitchell, G ; Goldgar, DE (NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2017-01-01)
    PURPOSE: This study examined the utility of sets of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in familial but non-BRCA-associated breast cancer (BC). METHODS: We derived a polygenic risk score (PRS) based on 24 known BC risk SNPs for 4,365 women from the Breast Cancer Family Registry and Kathleen Cuningham Consortium Foundation for Research into Familial Breast Cancer familial BC cohorts. We compared scores for women based on cancer status at baseline; 2,599 women unaffected at enrollment were followed-up for an average of 7.4 years. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to analyze the association of PRS with BC risk. The BOADICEA risk prediction algorithm was used to measure risk based on family history alone. RESULTS: The mean PRS at baseline was 2.25 (SD, 0.35) for affected women and was 2.17 (SD, 0.35) for unaffected women from combined cohorts (P < 10-6). During follow-up, 205 BC cases occurred. The hazard ratios for continuous PRS (per SD) and upper versus lower quintiles were 1.38 (95% confidence interval: 1.22-1.56) and 3.18 (95% confidence interval: 1.84-5.23) respectively. Based on their PRS-based predicted risk, management for up to 23% of women could be altered. CONCLUSION: Including BC-associated SNPs in risk assessment can provide more accurate risk prediction than family history alone and can influence recommendations for cancer screening and prevention modalities for high-risk women.Genet Med 19 1, 30-35.
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    Prediction of Breast and Prostate Cancer Risks in Male BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers Using Polygenic Risk Scores
    Lecarpentier, J ; Silvestri, V ; Kuchenbaecker, KB ; Barrowdale, D ; Dennis, J ; McGuffog, L ; Soucy, P ; Leslie, G ; Rizzolo, P ; Navazio, AS ; Valentini, V ; Zelli, V ; Lee, A ; Al Olama, AA ; Tyrer, JP ; Southey, M ; John, EM ; Conner, TA ; Goldgar, DE ; Buys, SS ; Janavicius, R ; Steele, L ; Ding, YC ; Neuhausen, SL ; Hansen, TVO ; Osorio, A ; Weitzel, JN ; Toss, A ; Medici, V ; Cortesi, L ; Zanna, I ; Palli, D ; Radice, P ; Manoukian, S ; Peissel, B ; Azzollini, J ; Viel, A ; Cini, G ; Damante, G ; Tommasi, S ; Peterlongo, P ; Fostira, F ; Hamann, U ; Evans, DG ; Henderson, A ; Brewer, C ; Eccles, D ; Cook, J ; Ong, K-R ; Walker, L ; Side, LE ; Porteous, ME ; Davidson, R ; Hodgson, S ; Frost, D ; Adlard, J ; Izatt, L ; Eeles, R ; Ellis, S ; Tischkowitz, M ; Godwin, AK ; Meindl, A ; Gehrig, A ; Dworniczak, B ; Sutter, C ; Engel, C ; Niederacher, D ; Steinemann, D ; Hahnen, E ; Hauke, J ; Rhiem, K ; Kast, K ; Arnold, N ; Ditsch, N ; Wang-Gohrke, S ; Wappenschmidt, B ; Wand, D ; Lasset, C ; Stoppa-Lyonnet, D ; Belotti, M ; Damiola, F ; Barjhoux, L ; Mazoyer, S ; Van Heetvelde, M ; Poppe, B ; De Leeneer, K ; Claes, KBM ; de la Hoya, M ; Garcia-Barberan, V ; Caldes, T ; Perez Segura, P ; Kiiski, JI ; Aittomaeki, K ; Khan, S ; Nevanlinna, H ; van Asperen, CJ ; Vaszko, T ; Kasler, M ; Olah, E ; Balmana, J ; Gutierrez-Enriquez, S ; Diez, O ; Teule, A ; Izquierdo, A ; Darder, E ; Brunet, J ; Del Valle, J ; Feliubadalo, L ; Pujana, MA ; Lazaro, C ; Arason, A ; Agnarsson, BA ; Johannsson, OT ; Barkardottir, RB ; Alducci, E ; Tognazzo, S ; Montagna, M ; Teixeira, MR ; Pinto, P ; Spurdle, AB ; Holland, H ; Lee, JW ; Lee, MH ; Lee, J ; Kim, S-W ; Kang, E ; Kim, Z ; Sharma, P ; Rebbeck, TR ; Vijai, J ; Robson, M ; Lincoln, A ; Musinsky, J ; Gaddam, P ; Tan, YY ; Berger, A ; Singer, CF ; Loud, JT ; Greene, MH ; Mulligan, AM ; Glendon, G ; Andrulis, IL ; Toland, AE ; Senter, L ; Bojesen, A ; Nielsen, HR ; Skytte, A-B ; Sunde, L ; Jensen, UB ; Pedersen, IS ; Krogh, L ; Kruse, TA ; Caligo, MA ; Yoon, S-Y ; Teo, S-H ; von Wachenfeldt, A ; Huo, D ; Nielsen, SM ; Olopade, OI ; Nathanson, KL ; Domchek, SM ; Lorenchick, C ; Jankowitz, RC ; Campbell, I ; James, P ; Mitchell, G ; Orr, N ; Park, SK ; Thomassen, M ; Offit, K ; Couch, FJ ; Simard, J ; Easton, DF ; Chenevix-Trench, G ; Schmutzler, RK ; Antoniou, AC ; Ottini, L (AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2017-07-10)
    Purpose BRCA1/2 mutations increase the risk of breast and prostate cancer in men. Common genetic variants modify cancer risks for female carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations. We investigated-for the first time to our knowledge-associations of common genetic variants with breast and prostate cancer risks for male carriers of BRCA1/ 2 mutations and implications for cancer risk prediction. Materials and Methods We genotyped 1,802 male carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations from the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2 by using the custom Illumina OncoArray. We investigated the combined effects of established breast and prostate cancer susceptibility variants on cancer risks for male carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations by constructing weighted polygenic risk scores (PRSs) using published effect estimates as weights. Results In male carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations, PRS that was based on 88 female breast cancer susceptibility variants was associated with breast cancer risk (odds ratio per standard deviation of PRS, 1.36; 95% CI, 1.19 to 1.56; P = 8.6 × 10-6). Similarly, PRS that was based on 103 prostate cancer susceptibility variants was associated with prostate cancer risk (odds ratio per SD of PRS, 1.56; 95% CI, 1.35 to 1.81; P = 3.2 × 10-9). Large differences in absolute cancer risks were observed at the extremes of the PRS distribution. For example, prostate cancer risk by age 80 years at the 5th and 95th percentiles of the PRS varies from 7% to 26% for carriers of BRCA1 mutations and from 19% to 61% for carriers of BRCA2 mutations, respectively. Conclusion PRSs may provide informative cancer risk stratification for male carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations that might enable these men and their physicians to make informed decisions on the type and timing of breast and prostate cancer risk management.
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    Cis-eQTL analysis and functional validation of candidate susceptibility genes for high-grade serous ovarian cancer
    Lawrenson, K ; Li, Q ; Kar, S ; Seo, J-H ; Tyrer, J ; Spindler, TJ ; Lee, J ; Chen, Y ; Karst, A ; Drapkin, R ; Aben, KKH ; Anton-Culver, H ; Antonenkova, N ; Baker, H ; Bandera, EV ; Bean, Y ; Beckmann, MW ; Berchuck, A ; Bisogna, M ; Bjorge, L ; Bogdanova, N ; Brinton, LA ; Brooks-Wilson, A ; Bruinsma, F ; Butzow, R ; Campbell, IG ; Carty, K ; Chang-Claude, J ; Chenevix-Trench, G ; Chen, A ; Chen, Z ; Cook, LS ; Cramer, DW ; Cunningham, JM ; Cybulski, C ; Dansonka-Mieszkowska, A ; Dennis, J ; Dicks, E ; Doherty, JA ; Doerk, T ; Du Bois, A ; Duerst, M ; Eccles, D ; Easton, DT ; Edwards, RP ; Eilber, U ; Ekici, AB ; Fasching, PA ; Fridley, BL ; Gao, Y-T ; Gentry-Maharaj, A ; Giles, GG ; Glasspool, R ; Goode, EL ; Goodman, MT ; Grownwald, J ; Harrington, P ; Harter, P ; Hasmad, HN ; Hein, A ; Heitz, F ; Hildebrandt, MAT ; Hillemanns, P ; Hogdall, E ; Hogdall, C ; Hosono, S ; Iversen, ES ; Jakubowska, A ; James, P ; Jensen, A ; Ji, B-T ; Karlan, BY ; Kjaer, SK ; Kelemen, LE ; Kellar, M ; Kelley, JL ; Kiemeney, LA ; Krakstad, C ; Kupryjanczyk, J ; Lambrechts, D ; Lambrechts, S ; Le, ND ; Lee, AW ; Lele, S ; Leminen, A ; Lester, J ; Levine, DA ; Liang, D ; Lissowska, J ; Lu, K ; Lubinski, J ; Lundvall, L ; Massuger, LFAG ; Matsuo, K ; McGuire, V ; McLaughlin, JR ; Nevanlinna, H ; McNeish, I ; Menon, U ; Modugno, F ; Moysich, KB ; Narod, SA ; Nedergaard, L ; Ness, RB ; Azmi, MAN ; Odunsi, K ; Olson, SH ; Orlow, I ; Orsulic, S ; Weber, RP ; Pearce, CL ; Pejovic, T ; Pelttari, LM ; Permuth-Wey, J ; Phelan, CM ; Pike, MC ; Poole, EM ; Ramus, SJ ; Risch, HA ; Rosen, B ; Rossing, MA ; Rothstein, JH ; Rudolph, A ; Runnebaum, IB ; Rzepecka, IK ; Salvesen, HB ; Schildkraut, JM ; Schwaab, I ; Sellers, TA ; Shu, X-O ; Shvetsov, YB ; Siddiqui, N ; Sieh, W ; Song, H ; Southey, MC ; Sucheston, L ; Tangen, IL ; Teo, S-H ; Terry, KL ; Thompson, PJ ; Timorek, A ; Tsai, Y-Y ; Tworoger, SS ; Van Altena, AM ; Van Nieuwenhuysen, E ; Vergote, I ; Vierkant, RA ; Wang-Gohrke, S ; Walsh, C ; Wentzensen, N ; Whittemore, AS ; Wicklund, KG ; Wilkens, LR ; Woo, Y-L ; Wu, X ; Wu, AH ; Yang, H ; Zheng, W ; Ziogas, A ; Monteiro, A ; Pharoah, PD ; Gayther, SA ; Freedman, ML ; Grp, AOCS ; Bowtell, D ; Webb, PM ; Defazio, A (NATURE RESEARCH, 2015-09-01)
    Genome-wide association studies have reported 11 regions conferring risk of high-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer (HGSOC). Expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analyses can identify candidate susceptibility genes at risk loci. Here we evaluate cis-eQTL associations at 47 regions associated with HGSOC risk (P≤10(-5)). For three cis-eQTL associations (P<1.4 × 10(-3), FDR<0.05) at 1p36 (CDC42), 1p34 (CDCA8) and 2q31 (HOXD9), we evaluate the functional role of each candidate by perturbing expression of each gene in HGSOC precursor cells. Overexpression of HOXD9 increases anchorage-independent growth, shortens population-doubling time and reduces contact inhibition. Chromosome conformation capture identifies an interaction between rs2857532 and the HOXD9 promoter, suggesting this SNP is a leading causal variant. Transcriptomic profiling after HOXD9 overexpression reveals enrichment of HGSOC risk variants within HOXD9 target genes (P=6 × 10(-10) for risk variants (P<10(-4)) within 10 kb of a HOXD9 target gene in ovarian cells), suggesting a broader role for this network in genetic susceptibility to HGSOC.