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    • A genome-wide association scan on estrogen receptor -negative breast cancer 

      Li, Jingmei; Humphreys, Keith; Darabi, Hatef; Rosin, Gustaf; Hannelius, Ulf; Heikkinen, Tuomas; Aittomaki, Kristiina et al. (2010-11-09)
      Abstract Introduction Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease and may be characterized on the basis of whether estrogen receptors (ER) are expressed in the tumour cells. ER status of breast cancer is important clinically, ...
    • A polymorphism in the base excision repair gene PARP2 is associated with differential prognosis by chemotherapy among postmenopausal breast cancer patients 

      Seibold, Petra; Schmezer, Peter; Behrens, Sabine; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Bolla, Manjeet K; Wang, Qin; Flesch-Janys, Dieter et al. (2015-12-16)
      Abstract Background Personalized therapy considering clinical and genetic patient characteristics will further improve breast cancer survival. Two widely used treatments, ...
    • Accuracy of SIAscopy for pigmented skin lesions encountered in primary care: development and validation of a new diagnostic algorithm. 

      Emery, Jon D.; Hunter, Judith; Watson, Antony J.; Hall, Per; Moncrieff, Marc; Walter, Fiona M. (2010-09-25)
      Abstract Background Diagnosing pigmented skin lesions in general practice is challenging. SIAscopy has been shown to increase diagnostic accuracy for melanoma in referred populations. We aimed to develop and validate a ...
    • Age- and tumor subtype-specific breast cancer risk estimates for CHEK2*1100delC carriers 

      Schmidt, Marjanka K.; Hogervorst, Frans; van Hien, Richard; Cornelissen, Sten; Broeks, Annegien; Adank, Muriel; Meijers, Hanne et al. (American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2016)
      CHEK2*1100delC is a well-established breast cancer risk variant, most prevalent in European populations. However, there are limited data on risk of breast cancer by age and tumor subtype, limiting its usefulness in breast ...
    • Assessing interactions between the associations of common genetic susceptibility variants, reproductive history and body mass index with breast cancer risk in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium: a combined case-control study 

      Milne, Roger L.; Gaudet, Mia M.; Spurdle, Amanda B.; Fasching, Peter A.; Couch, Fergus J.; Benitez, Javier; Arias Perez, Jose Ignacio et al. (2010-12-31)
      Abstract Introduction Several common breast cancer genetic susceptibility variants have recently been identified. We aimed to determine how these variants combine with a subset of other known risk factors to influence ...
    • Association of genetic susceptibility variants for type 2 diabetes with breast cancer risk in women of European ancestry 

      Zhao, Zhiguo; Wen, Wanqing; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Bolla, Manjeet K.; Wang, Qin; Zhang, Ben; Long, Jirong et al. (Springer, 2016-04-06)
      Purpose Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been reported to be associated with an elevated risk of breast cancer. It is unclear, however, whether this association is due to shared genetic factors. Methods We constructed a ...
    • Breast cancer risk variants at 6q25 display different phenotype associations and regulate ESR1, RMND1 and CCDC170 

      Dunning, Alison M.; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Kuchenbaecker, Karoline B.; Thompson, Deborah; French, Juliet D.; Beesley, Jonathan; Healey, Catherine S. et al. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016)
      We analysed 3872 common genetic variants across the ESR1 locus (encoding estrogen receptor–alpha) in 118,816 subjects from three international consortia. We found evidence for at least five independent causal variants, ...
    • Candidate locus analysis of the TERT–CLPTM1L cancer risk region on chromosome 5p15 identifies multiple independent variants associated with endometrial cancer risk 

      Carvajal-Carmona, Luis G.; O’Mara, Tracy A.; Painter, Jodie N.; Lose, Felicity A.; Dennis, Joe; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Tyrer, Jonathan P. et al. (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014-12-09)
      Several studies have reported associations between multiple cancer types and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on chromosome 5p15, which harbours TERT and CLPTM1L, but no such association has been reported with ...
    • Combined genetic and splicing analysis of BRCA1 c.[594-2A>C; 641A>G] highlights the relevance of naturally occurring in-frame transcripts for developing disease gene variant classification algorithms 

      de la Hoya, Miguel; Soukarieh, Omar; López-Perolio, Irene; Vega, Ana; Walker, Logan C.; van Ierland, Yvette; Baralle, Diana et al. (Oxford University Press, 2016-03-23)
      A recent analysis using family history weighting and co-observation classification modeling indicated that BRCA1 c.594-2A > C (IVS9-2A > C), previously described to cause exon 10 skipping (a truncating alteration), displays ...
    • Common non-synonymous SNPs associated with breast cancer susceptibility: findings from the Breast Cancer Association Consortium 

      Milne, Roger L.; Burwinkel, Barbara; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Arias-Perez, Jose-Ignacio; Zamora, M. Pilar; Menéndez-Rodríguez, Primitiva; Hardisson, David et al. (Oxford University Press, 2014-07-04)
      Candidate variant association studies have been largely unsuccessful in identifying common breast cancer susceptibility variants, although most studies have been underpowered to detect associations of a realistic magnitude ...
    • Comprehensive genetic assessment of the ESR1 locus identifies a risk region for endometrial cancer 

      O'Mara, Tracy A.; Glubb, Dylan M.; Painter, Jodie N.; Cheng, Timothy; Dennis, Joe; Australian National Endometrial Cancer Study Group (ANECS); Attia, John et al. (Society for Endocrinology, 2015-08-30)
      Excessive exposure to estrogen is a well-established risk factor for endometrial cancer (EC), particularly for cancers of endometrioid histology. The physiological function of estrogen is primarily mediated by estrogen ...
    • CYP19A1 fine-mapping and Mendelian randomization: estradiol is causal for endometrial cancer. 

      Thompson, Deborah J.; O’Mara, Tracy A.; Glubb, Dylan M.; Painter, Jodie N.; Cheng, Timothy; Folkerd, Elizabeth; Doody, Deborah et al. (Bioscientifica, 2015-11-16)
      Candidate gene studies have reported CYP19A1 variants to be associated with endometrial cancer and with estradiol concentrations. We analysed 2,937 SNPs in 6,608 endometrial cancer cases and 37,925 controls and report the ...
    • Evidence that breast cancer risk at the 2q35 locus is mediated through IGFBP5 regulation 

      Ghoussaini, Maya; Edwards, Stacey L.; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Nord, Silje; Cowper-Sal•lari, Richard; Desai, Kinjal; Kar, Siddhartha et al. (NPG, 2014-09-23)
      GWAS have identified a breast cancer susceptibility locus on 2q35. Here we report the fine-mapping of this locus using data from 101,943 subjects from 50 case-control studies. We genotype 276 SNPs using the “iCOGS” genotyping ...
    • Evidence that the 5p12 variant rs10941679 confers susceptibility to estrogen receptor positive breast cancer through FGF10 and MRPS30 regulation 

      Ghoussaini, Maya; French, Juliet D.; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Nord, Silje; Beesley, Jonathan; Canisus, Sander; Hillman, Kristine M. et al. (Elsevier (Cell Press), 2016)
      Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revealed increased breast cancer risk associated with multiple genetic variants at 5p12. Here, we report the fine-mapping of this locus using data from 104,660 subjects from 50 ...
    • Fine scale mapping of the 5q11.2 breast cancer locus reveals at least three independent risk variants regulating MAP3K1 

      Glubb, Dylan M.; Maranian, Mel J.; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Pooley, Karen A.; Meyer, Kerstin B.; Kar, Siddhartha; Carlebur, Saskia et al. (Cell/Elsevier, 18/12/2014)
      Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) revealed SNP rs889312 on 5q11.2 to be associated with breast cancer risk in women of European ancestry. In an attempt to identify the biologically relevant variants, we analysed 909 ...
    • Fine scale mapping of the 5q11.2 breast cancer locus reveals at least three independent risk variants regulating MAP3K1. 

      Glubb, Dylan M.; Maranian, Mel J.; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Pooley, Karen A.; Meyer, Kerstin B.; Kar, Siddhartha; Carlebur, Saskia et al. (2015-12-18)
    • Fine-Mapping of the 1p11.2 Breast Cancer Susceptibility Locus 

      Horne, Hisani N.; Chung, Charles C.; Zhang, Han; Yu, Kai; Prokunina-Olsson, Ludmila; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Bolla, Manjeet K. et al. (Public Library of Science, 2016-08-24)
      The Cancer Genetic Markers of Susceptibility genome-wide association study (GWAS) originally identified a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs11249433 at 1p11.2 associated with breast cancer risk. To fine-map this locus, ...
    • Fine-mapping of the HNF1B multicancer locus identifies candidate variants that mediate endometrial cancer risk 

      Painter, Jodie N.; O’Mara, Tracy A.; Batra, Jyotsna; Cheng, Timothy; Lose, Felicity A.; Dennis, Joe; Michailidou, Kyriaki et al. (Oxford Journals, 2014-11-06)
      Common variants in the hepatocyte nuclear factor 1 homeobox B (HNF1B) gene are associated with the risk of type II diabetes and multiple cancers. Evidence to date indicates that cancer risk may be mediated via genetic or ...
    • Fine-scale mapping of 8q24 locus identifies multiple independent risk variants for breast cancer 

      Shi, Jiajun; Zhang, Yanfeng; Zheng, Wei; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Ghoussaini, Maya; Bolla, Manjeet K.; Wang, Qin et al. (Wiley, 2016)
      Previous genome-wide association studies among women of European ancestry identified two independent breast cancer susceptibility loci represented by single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs13281615 and rs11780156 at 8q24. ...
    • Fine-scale mapping of the 5q11.2 breast cancer locus reveals at least three independent risk variants regulating MAP3K1 

      Glubb, Dylan M.; Maranian, Mel J.; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Pooley, Karen A.; Meyer, Kerstin B.; Kar, Siddhartha; Carlebur, Saskia et al. (Elsevier, 2014-12-18)
      Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have revealed SNP rs889312 on 5q11.2 to be associated with breast cancer risk in women of European ancestry. In an attempt to identify the biologically relevant variants, we analyzed ...