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Body mass index in early adulthood and colorectal cancer risk for carriers and non-carriers of germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes

AK Win, JG Dowty, DR English, PT Campbell, JP Young, I Winship, FA Macrae, L Lipton, S Parry, GP Young, DD Buchanan, ME Martinez, ET Jacobs, DJ Ahnen, RW Haile, G Casey, JA Baron, NM Lindor, SN Thibodeau, PA Newcomb Show all



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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health under RFA #CA-95-011 and through cooperative agreements with members of the Colon CFR and Principal Investigators. Collaborating centres include Australasian Colorectal Cancer Family Registry (U01 CA097735), the USC Familial Colorectal Neoplasia Collaborative Group (U01 CA074799), Mayo Clinic Cooperative Family Registry for Colon Cancer Studies (U01 CA074800), Ontario Registry for Studies of Familial Colorectal Cancer (U01 CA074783), Seattle Colorectal Cancer Family Registry (U01 CA074794) and University of Hawaii Colorectal Cancer Family Registry (U01 CA074806). This work was also supported by a grant from NHMRC Australia (ID 400160). The content of this manuscript neither necessarily reflect the views or policies of the National Cancer Institute or any of the collaborating centres in the CFRs, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organisations implies endorsement by the US Government or the CFR. We had full responsibility for the design of the study, the collection of the data, the analysis and interpretation of the data, the decision to submit the manuscript for publication and the writing of the manuscript. We thank Dr Elizabeth Williamson from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia for statistical advice. We thank all study participants of the Colon Cancer Family Registry and staff for their contributions to this project.