Polygenic Risk Score for the Prediction of Breast Cancer Is Related to Lesser Terminal Duct Lobular Unit Involution of the Breast
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The Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank (KTB) at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center is an annotated biobank, which has recruited healthy women who provided demographic, lifestyle, and cancer-related information via self-administered questionnaire, blood samples and normal breast tissues. H&E slides of the normal breast tissues were scanned for image analysis and a pathologist measured the number of terminal duct lobular units (TDLUs) ("TDLU count"). The acini count per TDLU was quantified using the TDLU analyzer software. In this analysis, we computed the recently developed polygenic risk score (PRS) based on 313 common variants for the prediction of breast cancer and related this PRS to TDLU count and acini count per TDLU. We did this for the overall PRS, the ER-positive PRS and the ER-negative PRS.