A genome-wide association study identifies pancreatic cancer susceptibility loci on chromosomes 13q22.1, 1q32.1 and 5p15.33

Gloria M. Petersen, Laufey Amundadottir, Charles S. Fuchs, Peter Kraft, Rachael Z. Stolzenberg-Solomon, Kevin B. Jacobs, Alan A. Arslan, H. Bas Bueno-De-Mesquita, Steven Gallinger, Myron Gross, Kathy Helzlsouer, Elizabeth A. Holly, Eric J. Jacobs, Alison P. Klein, Andrea Lacroix, Donghui Li, Margaret T. Mandelson, Sara H. Olson, Harvey A. Risch, Wei ZhengDemetrius Albanes, William R. Bamlet, Christine D. Berg, Marie Christine Boutron-Ruault, Julie E. Buring, Paige M. Bracci, Federico Canzian, Sandra Clipp, Michelle Cotterchio, Mariza De Andrade, Eric J. Duell, J. Michael Gaziano, Edward L. Giovannucci, Michael Goggins, Göran Hallmans, Susan E. Hankinson, Manal Hassan, Barbara Howard, David J. Hunter, Amy Hutchinson, Mazda Jenab, Rudolf Kaaks, Charles Kooperberg, Vittorio Krogh, Robert C. Kurtz, Shannon M. Lynch, Robert R. McWilliams, Julie B. Mendelsohn, Dominique S. Michaud, Hemang Parikh, Alpa V. Patel, Petra H.M. Peeters, Aleksandar Rajkovic, Elio Riboli, Laudina Rodriguez, Daniela Seminara, Xiao Ou Shu, Gilles Thomas, Anne Tjønneland, Geoffrey S. Tobias, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, Jarmo Virtamo, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Zhaoming Wang, Brian M. Wolpin, Herbert Yu, Kai Yu, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Joseph F. Fraumeni, Robert N. Hoover, Patricia Hartge, Stephen J. Chanock

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We conducted a genome-wide association study of pancreatic cancer in 3,851 affected individuals (cases) and 3,934 unaffected controls drawn from 12 prospective cohort studies and 8 case-control studies. Based on a logistic regression model for genotype trend effect that was adjusted for study, age, sex, self-described ancestry and five principal components, we identified eight SNPs that map to three loci on chromosomes 13q22.1 1q32.1 and 5p15.33. Two correlated SNPs, rs9543325 (P = 3.27 × 10 11, per-allele odds ratio (OR) 1.26, 95% CI 1.18-1.35) and rs9564966 (P = 5.86 × 10 8, per-allele OR 1.21, 95% CI 1.13-1.30), map to a nongenic region on chromosome 13q22.1. Five SNPs on 1q32.1 map to NR5A2, and the strongest signal was at rs3790844 (P = 2.45 × 10 10, per-allele OR 0.77, 95% CI 0.71-0.84). A single SNP, rs401681 (P = 3.66 × 10 7, per-allele OR 1.19, 95% CI 1.11-1.27), maps to the CLPTM1L-TERT locus on 5p15.33, which is associated with multiple cancers. Our study has identified common susceptibility loci for pancreatic cancer that warrant follow-up studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-228
Number of pages5
JournalNature genetics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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