Journal article

CHEK2*1100delC and susceptibility to breast cancer: a collaborative analysis involving 10,860 breast cancer cases and 9,065 controls from 10 studies.

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American Journal of Human Genetics | Elsevier BV | Published : 2004


Previous studies of families with multiple cases of breast cancer have indicated that a frameshift alteration in the CHEK2 gene, 1100delC, is associated with an elevated frequency of breast cancer in such families, but the risk associated with the variant in other situations is uncertain. To evaluate the breast cancer risk associated with this variant, 10,860 breast cancer cases and 9,065 controls from 10 case-control studies in five countries were genotyped. CHEK2*1100delC was found in 201 cases (1.9%) and 64 controls (0.7%) (estimated odds ratio 2.34; 95% CI 1.72-3.20; P=.0000001). There was some evidence of a higher prevalence of CHEK2*1100delC among cases with a first-degree relative aff..

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