Causal associations of thyroid function and dysfunction with overall, breast and thyroid cancer: A two-sample Mendelian randomization study.
International journal of cancer
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Yuan, S., Kar, S., Vithayathil, M., Carter, P., Mason, A., Burgess, S., & Larsson, S. C. (2020). Causal associations of thyroid function and dysfunction with overall, breast and thyroid cancer: A two-sample Mendelian randomization study.. International journal of cancer, 147 (7), 1895-1903. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.32988
Whether thyroid dysfunction plays a causal role in the development of cancer remains inconclusive. We conducted a two-sample Mendelian randomization study to investigate the associations between genetic predisposition to thyroid dysfunction and 22 site-specific cancers. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms associated with four traits of thyroid function were selected from a genome-wide association meta-analysis with up to 72 167 European-descent individuals. Summary-level data for breast cancer and 21 other cancers were extracted from the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (122 977 breast cancer cases and 105 974 controls) and UK Biobank (367 643 individuals). For breast cancer, a meta-analysis was performed using data from both sources.
Thyroid Gland, Humans, Breast Neoplasms, Thyroid Neoplasms, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Thyrotropin, Thyroid Function Tests, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Biological Specimen Banks, Female, Male, Mendelian Randomization Analysis
Wellcome Trust (204623/Z/16/Z)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.32988
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/303440
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