High Density SNP Association Analysis of Lung Cancer
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This research builds upon an extensive resource of a case-control study that has been ongoing at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center since 1991. To identify risk variants for lung cancer, we conducted a genome-wide association study. Cases are newly diagnosed, histologically-confirmed patients presenting at MD Anderson Cancer and who had not previously received treatment other than surgery. Controls are healthy individuals seen for routine care at Kelsey-Seybold Clinics, the largest physician group-practice plan in the Houston Metropolitan area. This lung GWAS led to the identification of a susceptibility locus for lung cancer at 15q25.1.
We used data from 315,450 tagging SNPs in 1,154 current and former (ever) smoking cases of European ancestry and 1,137 frequency-matched, ever-smoking controls from Houston, Texas in the discovery followed by the replication of the ten SNPs most significantly associated with lung cancer in an additional 711 cases and 632 controls from Texas and 2,013 cases and 3,062 controls from the UK. Two SNPs, rs1051730 and rs8034191, were significantly ... (Show More)