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Common breast cancer-predisposition alleles are associated with breast cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers

Antonis C Antoniou, Amanda B Spurdle, Olga M Sinilnikova, Sue Healey, Karen A Pooley, Rita K Schmutzler, Beatrix Versmold, Christoph Engel, Alfons Meindl, Norbert Arnold, Wera Hofmann, Christian Sutter, Dieter Niederacher, Helmut Deissler, Trinidad Caldes, Kati Kampjarvi, Heli Nevanlinna, Jacques Simard, Jonathan Beesley, Xiaoqing Chen Show all

American Journal of Human Genetics | CELL PRESS | Published : 2008

Abstract

Germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 confer high risks of breast cancer. However, evidence suggests that these risks are modified by other genetic or environmental factors that cluster in families. A recent genome-wide association study has shown that common alleles at single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in FGFR2 (rs2981582), TNRC9 (rs3803662), and MAP3K1 (rs889312) are associated with increased breast cancer risks in the general population. To investigate whether these loci are also associated with breast cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers, we genotyped these SNPs in a sample of 10,358 mutation carriers from 23 studies. The minor alleles of SNP rs2981582 and rs889312 were ..

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