Journal article

ERCC4 associated with breast cancer risk: A two-stage case-control study using high-throughput genotyping

Roger Laughlin Milne, Gloria Ribas, Anna Gonzalez-Neira, Rainer Fagerhohn, Antonio Salas, Emilio Gonzalez, Joaquin Dopazo, Heli Nevanlinna, Mercedes Robledo, Javier Benitez

Cancer Research | AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH | Published : 2006


The failure of linkage studies to identify further high-penetrance susceptibility genes for breast cancer points to a polygenic model, with more common variants having modest effects on risk, as the most likely candidate. We have carried out a two-stage case-control study in two European populations to identify low-penetrance genes for breast cancer using high-throughput genotyping. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were selected across preselected cancer-related genes, choosing tagSNPs and functional variants where possible. In stage 1, genotype frequencies for 640 SNPs in 111 genes were compared between 864 breast cancer cases and 845 controls from the Spanish population. In stage 2, ..

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