Association analysis identifies 65 new breast cancer risk loci

Kyriaki Michailidou, Sara Lindström, Joe Dennis, Jonathan Beesley, Shirley Hui, Siddhartha Kar, Audrey Lemaçon, Penny Soucy, Dylan Glubb, Asha Rostamianfar, Manjeet K. Bolla, Qin Wang, Jonathan Tyrer, Ed Dicks, Andrew Lee, Zhaoming Wang, Jamie Allen, Renske Keeman, Ursula Eilber, Juliet D. FrenchXiao Qing Chen, Laura Fachal, Karen McCue, Amy E.Mc Cart Reed, Maya Ghoussaini, Jason S. Carroll, Xia Jiang, Hilary Finucane, Marcia Adams, Muriel A. Adank, Habibul Ahsan, Kristiina Aittomäki, Hoda Anton-Culver, Natalia N. Antonenkova, Volker Arndt, Kristan J. Aronson, Banu Arun, Paul L. Auer, François Bacot, Myrto Barrdahl, Caroline Baynes, Matthias W. Beckmann, Sabine Behrens, Javier Benitez, Marina Bermisheva, Leslie Bernstein, Carl Blomqvist, Natalia V. Bogdanova, Stig E. Bojesen, Bernardo Bonanni, Anne Lise Børresen-Dale, Judith S. Brand, Hiltrud Brauch, Paul Brennan, Hermann Brenner, Louise Brinton, Per Broberg, Ian W. Brock, Annegien Broeks, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Sara Y. Brucker, Thomas Brüning, Barbara Burwinkel, Katja Butterbach, Qiuyin Cai, Hui Cai, Trinidad Caldés, Federico Canzian, Angel Carracedo, Brian D. Carter, Jose E. Castelao, Tsun L. Chan, Ting Yuan David Cheng, Kee Seng Chia, Ji Yeob Choi, Hans Christiansen, Christine L. Clarke, Margriet Collée, Don M. Conroy, Emilie Cordina-Duverger, Sten Cornelissen, David G. Cox, Angela Cox, Simon S. Cross, Julie M. Cunningham, Kamila Czene, Mary B. Daly, Peter Devilee, Kimberly F. Doheny, Thilo Dörk, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Martine Dumont, Lorraine Durcan, Miriam Dwek, Diana M. Eccles, Arif B. Ekici, A. Heather Eliassen, Carolina Ellberg, Mingajeva Elvira, Christoph Engel, Mikael Eriksson, Peter A. Fasching, Jonine Figueroa, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Olivia Fletcher, Henrik Flyger, Lin Fritschi, Valerie Gaborieau, Marike Gabrielson, Manuela Gago-Dominguez, Yu Tang Gao, Susan M. Gapstur, José A. García-Sáenz, Mia M. Gaudet, Vassilios Georgoulias, Graham G. Giles, Gord Glendon, Mark S. Goldberg, David E. Goldgar, Anna González-Neira, Grethe I.Grenaker Alnæs, Mervi Grip, Jacek Gronwald, Anne Grundy, Pascal Guénel, Lothar Haeberle, Eric Hahnen, Christopher A. Haiman, Niclas Håkansson, Ute Hamann, Nathalie Hamel, Susan Hankinson, Patricia Harrington, Steven N. Hart, Jaana M. Hartikainen, Mikael Hartman, Alexander Hein, Jane Heyworth, Belynda Hicks, Peter Hillemanns, Dona N. Ho, Antoinette Hollestelle, Maartje J. Hooning, Robert N. Hoover, John L. Hopper, Ming Feng Hou, Chia Ni Hsiung, Guanmengqian Huang, Keith Humphreys, Junko Ishiguro, Hidemi Ito, Motoki Iwasaki, Hiroji Iwata, Anna Jakubowska, Wolfgang Janni, Esther M. John, Nichola Johnson, Kristine Jones, Michael Jones, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Rudolf Kaaks, Maria Kabisch, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Daehee Kang, Yoshio Kasuga, Michael J. Kerin, Sofia Khan, Elza Khusnutdinova, Johanna I. Kiiski, Sung Won Kim, Julia A. Knight, Veli Matti Kosma, Vessela N. Kristensen, Ute Krüger, Ava Kwong, Diether Lambrechts, Loic Le Marchand, Eunjung Lee, Min Hyuk Lee, Jong Won Lee, Chuen Neng Lee, Flavio Lejbkowicz, Jingmei Li, Jenna Lilyquist, Annika Lindblom, Jolanta Lissowska, Wing Yee Lo, Sibylle Loibl, Jirong Long, Artitaya Lophatananon, Jan Lubinski, Craig Luccarini, Michael P. Lux, Edmond S.K. Ma, Robert J. MacInnis, Tom Maishman, Enes Makalic, Kathleen E. Malone, Ivana Maleva Kostovska, Arto Mannermaa, Siranoush Manoukian, Jo Ann E. Manson, Sara Margolin, Shivaani Mariapun, Maria Elena Martinez, Keitaro Matsuo, Dimitrios Mavroudis, James McKay, Catriona McLean, Hanne Meijers-Heijboer, Alfons Meindl, Primitiva Menéndez, Usha Menon, Jeffery Meyer, Hui Miao, Nicola Miller, Nur Aishah Mohd Taib, Kenneth Muir, Anna Marie Mulligan, Claire Mulot, Susan L. Neuhausen, Heli Nevanlinna, Patrick Neven, Sune F. Nielsen, Dong Young Noh, Børge G. Nordestgaard, Aaron Norman, Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, Janet E. Olson, Håkan Olsson, Curtis Olswold, Nick Orr, V. Shane Pankratz, Sue K. Park, Tjoung Won Park-Simon, Rachel Lloyd, Jose I.A. Perez, Paolo Peterlongo, Julian Peto, Kelly Anne Phillips, Mila Pinchev, Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska, Ross Prentice, Nadege Presneau, Darya Prokofyeva, Elizabeth Pugh, Katri Pylkäs, Brigitte Rack, Paolo Radice, Jennifer Stone, NBCS Collaborators, ABCTB Investigators, kConFab/AOCS Investigators

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Abstract

Breast cancer risk is influenced by rare coding variants in susceptibility genes, such as BRCA1, and many common, mostly non-coding variants. However, much of the genetic contribution to breast cancer risk remains unknown. Here we report the results of a genome-wide association study of breast cancer in 122,977 cases and 105,974 controls of European ancestry and 14,068 cases and 13,104 controls of East Asian ancestry. We identified 65 new loci that are associated with overall breast cancer risk at P < 5 × 10-8. The majority of credible risk single-nucleotide polymorphisms in these loci fall in distal regulatory elements, and by integrating in silico data to predict target genes in breast cells at each locus, we demonstrate a strong overlap between candidate target genes and somatic driver genes in breast tumours. We also find that heritability of breast cancer due to all single-nucleotide polymorphisms in regulatory features was 2-5-fold enriched relative to the genome-wide average, with strong enrichment for particular transcription factor binding sites. These results provide further insight into genetic susceptibility to breast cancer and will improve the use of genetic risk scores for individualized screening and prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-94
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume551
Issue number7678
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2017

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