Identification of ten variants associated with risk of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer

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Abstract

Most common breast cancer susceptibility variants have been identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of predominantly estrogen receptor (ER)-positive disease1. We conducted a GWAS using 21,468 ER-negative cases and 100,594 controls combined with 18,908 BRCA1 mutation carriers (9,414 with breast cancer), all of European origin. We identified independent associations at P < 5 × 10-8 with ten variants at nine new loci. At P < 0.05, we replicated associations with 10 of 11 variants previously reported in ER-negative disease or BRCA1 mutation carrier GWAS and observed consistent associations with ER-negative disease for 105 susceptibility variants identified by other studies. These 125 variants explain approximately 16% of the familial risk of this breast cancer subtype. There was high genetic correlation (0.72) between risk of ER-negative breast cancer and breast cancer risk for BRCA1 mutation carriers. These findings may lead to improved risk prediction and inform further fine-mapping and functional work to better understand the biological basis of ER-negative breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1767-1778
Number of pages12
JournalNature genetics
Volume49
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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Milne, R. L., Kuchenbaecker, K. B., Michailidou, K., Beesley, J., Kar, S., Lindström, S., Hui, S., Lemaçon, A., Soucy, P., Dennis, J., Jiang, X., Rostamianfar, A., Finucane, H., Bolla, M. K., McGuffog, L., Wang, Q., Aalfs, C. M., Abctctb, I., Adams, M., ... Simard, J. (2017). Identification of ten variants associated with risk of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer. Nature genetics, 49(12), 1767-1778. https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3785