Journal article

Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) Gene Variants and Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (EOC) Risk

Ernest K Amankwah, Hui-Yi Lin, Jonathan P Tyrer, Kate Lawrenson, Joe Dennis, Ganna Chornokur, Katja KH Aben, Hoda Anton-Culver, Natalia Antonenkova, Fiona Bruinsma, Elisa V Bandera, Yukie T Bean, Matthias W Beckmann, Maria Bisogna, Line Bjorge, Natalia Bogdanova, Louise A Brinton, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Clareann H Bunker, Ralf Butzow Show all

Genetic Epidemiology | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process whereby epithelial cells assume mesenchymal characteristics to facilitate cancer metastasis. However, EMT also contributes to the initiation and development of primary tumors. Prior studies that explored the hypothesis that EMT gene variants contribute to epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) risk have been based on small sample sizes and none have sought replication in an independent population. We screened 15,816 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 296 genes in a discovery phase using data from a genome-wide association study of EOC among women of European ancestry (1,947 cases and 2,009 controls) and identified 793 variants in 278 EM..

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