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Germline variation at 8q24 and prostate cancer risk in men of European ancestry

Matejcic, Marco, Saunders, Edward J, Dadaev, Tokhir, Brook, Mark N, Wang, Kan, Sheng, Xin, Al Olama, Ali Amin, Schumacher, Fredrick R, Ingles, Sue A, Govindasami, Koveela , Benlloch, Sara, Berndt, Sonja I, Albanes, Demetrius, Koutros, Stella, Muir, Kenneth, Stevens, Victoria L, Gapstur, Susan M, Tangen, Catherine M, Batra, Jyotsna, Clements, Judith, Gronberg, Henrik, Pashayan, Nora, Schleutker, Johanna, Wolk, Alicja, West, Catharine, Mucci, Lorelei, Kraft, Peter, Cancel-Tassin, Géraldine, Sorensen, Karina D, Maehle, Lovise, Grindedal, Eli M, Strom, Sara S, Neal, David E, Hamdy, Freddie C, Donovan, Jenny L, Travis, Ruth C, Hamilton, Robert J, Rosenstein, Barry, Lu, Yong-Jie, Giles, Graham G, Kibel, Adam S, Vega, Ana, Bensen, Jeanette T, Kogevinas, Manolis, Penney, Kathryn L, Park, Jong Y, Stanford, Janet L, Cybulski, Cezary, Nordestgaard, Børge G, Brenner, Hermann, Maier, Christiane, Kim, Jeri, Teixeira, Manuel R, Neuhausen, Susan L, De Ruyck, Kim, Razack, Azad, Newcomb, Lisa F, Lessel, Davor, Kaneva, Radka, Usmani, Nawaid, Claessens, Frank, Townsend, Paul A, Dominguez, Manuela G, Roobol, Monique J, Menegaux, Florence, Khaw, Kay-Tee, Cannon-Albright, Lisa A, Pandha, Hardev, Thibodeau, Stephen N, Schaid, Daniel J, Wiklund, Fredrik, Chanock, Stephen J, Easton, Douglas F, Eeles, Rosalind A, Kote-Jarai, Zsofia, Conti, David V and Haiman, Christopher A (2018) Germline variation at 8q24 and prostate cancer risk in men of European ancestry Nature Communications, 9, 4616.

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Chromosome 8q24 is a susceptibility locus for multiple cancers, including prostate cancer. Here we combine genetic data across the 8q24 susceptibility region from 71,535 prostate cancer cases and 52,935 controls of European ancestry to define the overall contribution of germline variation at 8q24 to prostate cancer risk. We identify 12 independent risk signals for prostate cancer (p<4.28x10-15), including three risk variants that have yet to be reported. From a polygenic risk score (PRS) model, derived to assess the cumulative effect of risk variants at 8q24, men in the top 1% of the PRS have a 4-fold (95%CI=3.62-4.40) greater risk compared to the population average. These 12 variants account for ~25% of what can be currently explained of the familial risk of prostate cancer by known genetic risk factors. These findings highlight the overwhelming contribution of germline variation at 8q24 on prostate cancer risk which has implications for population risk stratification.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
Authors :
Matejcic, Marco
Saunders, Edward J
Dadaev, Tokhir
Brook, Mark N
Wang, Kan
Sheng, Xin
Al Olama, Ali Amin
Schumacher, Fredrick R
Ingles, Sue A
Govindasami, Koveela
Benlloch, Sara
Berndt, Sonja I
Albanes, Demetrius
Koutros, Stella
Muir, Kenneth
Stevens, Victoria L
Gapstur, Susan M
Tangen, Catherine M
Batra, Jyotsna
Clements, Judith
Gronberg, Henrik
Pashayan, Nora
Schleutker, Johanna
Wolk, Alicja
West, Catharine
Mucci, Lorelei
Kraft, Peter
Cancel-Tassin, Géraldine
Sorensen, Karina D
Maehle, Lovise
Grindedal, Eli M
Strom, Sara S
Neal, David E
Hamdy, Freddie C
Donovan, Jenny L
Travis, Ruth C
Hamilton, Robert J
Rosenstein, Barry
Lu, Yong-Jie
Giles, Graham G
Kibel, Adam S
Vega, Ana
Bensen, Jeanette T
Kogevinas, Manolis
Penney, Kathryn L
Park, Jong Y
Stanford, Janet L
Cybulski, Cezary
Nordestgaard, Børge G
Brenner, Hermann
Maier, Christiane
Kim, Jeri
Teixeira, Manuel R
Neuhausen, Susan L
De Ruyck, Kim
Razack, Azad
Newcomb, Lisa F
Lessel, Davor
Kaneva, Radka
Usmani, Nawaid
Claessens, Frank
Townsend, Paul A
Dominguez, Manuela G
Roobol, Monique J
Menegaux, Florence
Khaw, Kay-Tee
Cannon-Albright, Lisa A
Thibodeau, Stephen N
Schaid, Daniel J
Wiklund, Fredrik
Chanock, Stephen J
Easton, Douglas F
Eeles, Rosalind A
Kote-Jarai, Zsofia
Conti, David V
Haiman, Christopher A
Date : 5 November 2018
DOI : 10.1038/s41467-018-06863-1
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Date Deposited : 14 Nov 2018 12:10
Last Modified : 21 Jan 2019 10:57

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