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A Transcriptome-Wide Association Study Identifies Novel Candidate Susceptibility Genes for Pancreatic Cancer

Jun Zhong, Ashley Jermusyk, Lang Wu, Jason W Hoskins, Irene Collins, Evelina Mocci, Mingfeng Zhang, Lei Song, Charles C Chung, Tongwu Zhang, Wenming Xiao, Demetrius Albanes, Gabriella Andreotti, Alan A Arslan, Ana Babic, William R Bamlet, Laura Beane-Freeman, Sonja Berndt, Ayelet Borgida, Paige M Bracci Show all

JNCI-JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although 20 pancreatic cancer susceptibility loci have been identified through genome-wide association studies in individuals of European ancestry, much of its heritability remains unexplained and the genes responsible largely unknown. METHODS: To discover novel pancreatic cancer risk loci and possible causal genes, we performed a pancreatic cancer transcriptome-wide association study in Europeans using three approaches: FUSION, MetaXcan, and Summary-MulTiXcan. We integrated genome-wide association studies summary statistics from 9040 pancreatic cancer cases and 12 496 controls, with gene expression prediction models built using transcriptome data from histologically normal pancr..

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