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Cross-Cancer Genome-Wide Analysis of Lung, Ovary, Breast, Prostate, and Colorectal Cancer Reveals Novel Pleiotropic Associations

Gordon Fehringer, Peter Kraft, Paul D Pharoah, Rosalind A Eeles, Nilanjan Chatterjee, Fredrick R Schumacher, Joellen M Schildkraut, Sara Lindstrom, Paul Brennan, Heike Bickeboller, Richard S Houlston, Maria Teresa Landi, Neil Caporaso, Angela Risch, Ali Amin Al Olama, Sonja I Berndt, Edward L Giovannucci, Henrik Gronberg, Zsofia Kote-Jarai, Jing Ma Show all

Cancer Research | AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH | Published : 2016


Identifying genetic variants with pleiotropic associations can uncover common pathways influencing multiple cancers. We took a two-stage approach to conduct genome-wide association studies for lung, ovary, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer from the GAME-ON/GECCO Network (61,851 cases, 61,820 controls) to identify pleiotropic loci. Findings were replicated in independent association studies (55,789 cases, 330,490 controls). We identified a novel pleiotropic association at 1q22 involving breast and lung squamous cell carcinoma, with eQTL analysis showing an association with ADAM15/THBS3 gene expression in lung. We also identified a known breast cancer locus CASP8/ALS2CR12 associated with..

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