Identification of 23 new prostate cancer susceptibility loci using the iCOGS custom genotyping array

Rosalind A Eeles, Ali Amin Al Olama, Sara Benlloch, Edward J Saunders, Daniel A Leongamornlert, Malgorzata Tymrakiewicz, Maya Ghoussaini, Craig Luccarini, Joe Dennis, Sarah Jugurnauth-Little, Tokhir Dadaev, David E Neal, Freddie C Hamdy, Jenny L Donovan, Ken Muir, Graham G Giles, Gianluca Severi, Fredrik Wiklund, Henrik Gronberg, Christopher A HaimanFredrick Schumacher, Brian E Henderson, Loic Le Marchand, Sara Lindstrom, Peter Kraft, David J Hunter, Susan Gapstur, Stephen J Chanock, Sonja I Berndt, Demetrius Albanes, Gerald Andriole, Johanna Schleutker, Maren Weischer, Federico Canzian, Elio Riboli, Tim J Key, Ruth C Travis, Daniele Campa, Sue A Ingles, Esther M John, Richard B Hayes, Paul D P Pharoah, Nora Pashayan, Kay-Tee Khaw, Janet L Stanford, Ole Peter Klarskov, Børge G Nordestgaard, M Andreas Røder, Sune F Nielsen, Stig E Bojesen, The COGS–Cancer Research UK GWAS–ELLIPSE (part of GAME-ON) Initiative

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Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in males in developed countries. To identify common prostate cancer susceptibility alleles, we genotyped 211,155 SNPs on a custom Illumina array (iCOGS) in blood DNA from 25,074 prostate cancer cases and 24,272 controls from the international PRACTICAL Consortium. Twenty-three new prostate cancer susceptibility loci were identified at genome-wide significance (P <5 × 10(-8)). More than 70 prostate cancer susceptibility loci, explaining ∼30% of the familial risk for this disease, have now been identified. On the basis of combined risks conferred by the new and previously known risk loci, the top 1% of the risk distribution has a 4.7-fold higher risk than the average of the population being profiled. These results will facilitate population risk stratification for clinical studies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Genetics
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)385-391
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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