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Genome-wide association study of colorectal cancer identifies six new susceptibility loci

  • Author(s): Schumacher, Fredrick R
  • Schmit, Stephanie L
  • Jiao, Shuo
  • Edlund, Christopher K
  • Wang, Hansong
  • Zhang, Ben
  • Hsu, Li
  • Huang, Shu-Chen
  • Fischer, Christopher P
  • Harju, John F
  • Idos, Gregory E
  • Lejbkowicz, Flavio
  • Manion, Frank J
  • McDonnell, Kevin
  • McNeil, Caroline E
  • Melas, Marilena
  • Rennert, Hedy S
  • Shi, Wei
  • Thomas, Duncan C
  • Van Den Berg, David J
  • Hutter, Carolyn M
  • Aragaki, Aaron K
  • Butterbach, Katja
  • Caan, Bette J
  • Carlson, Christopher S
  • Chanock, Stephen J
  • Curtis, Keith R
  • Fuchs, Charles S
  • Gala, Manish
  • Giovannucci, Edward L
  • Gogarten, Stephanie M
  • Hayes, Richard B
  • Henderson, Brian
  • Hunter, David J
  • Jackson, Rebecca D
  • Kolonel, Laurence N
  • Kooperberg, Charles
  • Küry, Sébastien
  • LaCroix, Andrea
  • Laurie, Cathy C
  • Laurie, Cecelia A
  • Lemire, Mathieu
  • Levine, David
  • Ma, Jing
  • Makar, Karen W
  • Qu, Conghui
  • Taverna, Darin
  • Ulrich, Cornelia M
  • Wu, Kana
  • Kono, Suminori
  • West, Dee W
  • Berndt, Sonja I
  • Bezieau, Stéphane
  • Brenner, Hermann
  • Campbell, Peter T
  • Chan, Andrew T
  • Chang-Claude, Jenny
  • Coetzee, Gerhard A
  • Conti, David V
  • Duggan, David
  • Figueiredo, Jane C
  • Fortini, Barbara K
  • Gallinger, Steven J
  • Gauderman, W James
  • Giles, Graham
  • Green, Roger
  • Haile, Robert
  • Harrison, Tabitha A
  • Hoffmeister, Michael
  • Hopper, John L
  • Hudson, Thomas J
  • Jacobs, Eric
  • Iwasaki, Motoki
  • Jee, Sun Ha
  • Jenkins, Mark
  • Jia, Wei-Hua
  • Joshi, Amit
  • Li, Li
  • Lindor, Noralene M
  • Matsuo, Keitaro
  • Moreno, Victor
  • Mukherjee, Bhramar
  • Newcomb, Polly A
  • Potter, John D
  • Raskin, Leon
  • Rennert, Gad
  • Rosse, Stephanie
  • Severi, Gianluca
  • Schoen, Robert E
  • Seminara, Daniela
  • Shu, Xiao-Ou
  • Slattery, Martha L
  • Tsugane, Shoichiro
  • White, Emily
  • Xiang, Yong-Bing
  • Zanke, Brent W
  • Zheng, Wei
  • Le Marchand, Loic
  • Casey, Graham
  • Gruber, Stephen B
  • Peters, Ulrike
  • et al.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4967357/
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Abstract

Genetic susceptibility to colorectal cancer is caused by rare pathogenic mutations and common genetic variants that contribute to familial risk. Here we report the results of a two-stage association study with 18,299 cases of colorectal cancer and 19,656 controls, with follow-up of the most statistically significant genetic loci in 4,725 cases and 9,969 controls from two Asian consortia. We describe six new susceptibility loci reaching a genome-wide threshold of P<5.0E-08. These findings provide additional insight into the underlying biological mechanisms of colorectal cancer and demonstrate the scientific value of large consortia-based genetic epidemiology studies.

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