Journal article

Assessment of variation in immunosuppressive pathway genes reveals TGFBR2 to be associated with risk of clear cell ovarian cancer

Shalaka S Hampras, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell, Rikki Cannioto, Jenny Chang-Claude, Francesmary Modugno, Thilo Doerk, Peter Hillemanns, Leah Preus, Keith L Knutson, Paul K Wallace, Chi-Chen Hong, Grace Friel, Warren Davis, Mary Nesline, Celeste L Pearce, Linda E Kelemen, Marc T Goodman, Elisa V Bandera, Kathryn L Terry, Nils Schoof Show all

ONCOTARGET | IMPACT JOURNALS LLC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Regulatory T (Treg) cells, a subset of CD4+ T lymphocytes, are mediators of immunosuppression in cancer, and, thus, variants in genes encoding Treg cell immune molecules could be associated with ovarian cancer. METHODS: In a population of 15,596 epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) cases and 23,236 controls, we measured genetic associations of 1,351 SNPs in Treg cell pathway genes with odds of ovarian cancer and tested pathway and gene-level associations, overall and by histotype, for the 25 genes, using the admixture likelihood (AML) method. The most significant single SNP associations were tested for correlation with expression levels in 44 ovarian cancer patients. RESULTS: The most..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by funding from several sources including the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund thanks to donations by the family and friends of Kathryn Sladek Smith (PPD/RPCI.07); the Genetic Associations and Mechanisms in Oncology (GAME-ON): a NCI Cancer Post-GWAS Initiative (U19-CA148112 and U19-CA148537); the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no 223175 (HEALTH-F2-2009-223175); the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) MOP-86727 and the CIHR Team in Familial Risks of Breast Cancer; the American Cancer Society (CRTG-00-196-01-CCE); the California Cancer Research Program (00-01389V-20170, N01-CN25403, 2II0200); Cancer Council Victoria; Cancer Council Queensland; Cancer Council New South Wales; Cancer Council South Australia; Cancer Council Tasmania; Cancer Foundation of Western Australia; the Cancer Institute of New Jersey; Cancer Research UK (C490/A6187, C490/A10119, C490/A10124, C536/A13086, C536/A6689, C1287/A10118, C1287/A 10710, C12292/A11174, C5047/A8384, C5047/A15007, C5047/A10692); the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation; the Danish Cancer Society (94-222-52); the ELAN Program of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; the Eve Appeal; the Helsinki University Central Hospital Research Fund; Helse Vest; Imperial Experimental Cancer Research Centre (C1312/A15589); the Norwegian Cancer Society; the Norwegian Research Council; the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund; Nationaal Kankerplan of Belgium; the L. & S. Milken Foundation; the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education; the US National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources/General Clinical Research Center grant MO1-RR000056; the US National Cancer Institute (RPCI-UPCI Ovarian Cancer SPORE P50CA159981-01A1, K07-CA095666, K07-K07-CA80668, CA143047, K22-CA138563, N01-CN55424, N01-PC067010, N01-PC035137, P01-CA017054, P01-CA087696, P20-GM103418, P30-CA072720, P30-CA15083, P30-CA168524, P30-CA008748, P50-CA105009, P50-CA136393, R01-CA014089, R01-CA016056, R01-CA017054, R01-CA049449, R01-CA050385, R01-CA054419, R01-CA058598, R01-CA058860, R01-CA061107, R01-CA061132, R01-CA063682, R01-CA064277, R01-CA067262, R01-CA071766, R01-CA074850, R01-CA076016, R01-CA080742, R01-CA080978, R01-CA128978, R01-CA083918, R01-CA087538, R01-CA092044, R01-095023, R01-CA106414, R01-CA122443, R01-CA61107, R01-CA112523, R01-CA114343, R01-CA126841, R01-CA136924, R01-CA149429, R03-CA113148, R03-CA115195, R21-GM86689, R37-CA070867, R37-CA70867, U01-CA069417, U01-CA071966, CA58860, CA92044, PSA042205, UM1-CA186107, P01-CA87969, R01-CA49449, UM1-CA176726, R01-CA67262 and Intramural research funds); National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (T32ES013678); the US Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (W81XWH-07-0449); the US Army Medical Research and Material Command (DAMD17-98-1-8659, DAMD17-01-1-0729, DAMD17-02-1-0666, DAMD17-02-1-0669, W81XWH-10-1-0280, W81XWH-10-1-0341); the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (199600, 400413, and 400281); the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany Programme of Clinical Biomedical Research (01 GB 9401); the state of Baden-Wurttemberg through Medical Faculty of the University of Ulm (P.685); the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance; the Mayo Foundation; the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation; the Lon V.Smith Foundation (LVS-39420); the Polish Committee for Scientific Research (4P05C 028 14 and 2P05A 068 27); the Oak Foundation; the OHSU Foundation; the Mermaid I project; the Rudolf-Bartling Foundation; the UK National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centres at the University of Cambridge; Imperial College London; University College Hospital "Womens Health Theme" and the Royal Marsden Hospital; WorkSafeBC; Komen Foundation for the Cure; and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation; the Lon V Smith Foundation grant LVS-39420.G. Chenevix-Trench and P.M. Webb are supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council; B. Karlan holds an American Cancer Society Early Detection Professorship (SIOP-06-258-01-COUN); and A. Berchuck holds the Barbara Thomason Ovarian Cancer Research Professorship from the American Cancer Society (SIOP-06-090-06). Cytometry services were provided by the Flow and Image Cytometry Core facility at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute which is supported in part by the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant 5P30 CA016056.