Affordable Access

Identification of 31 loci for mammographic density phenotypes and their associations with breast cancer risk.

Authors
  • Sieh, Weiva
  • Rothstein, Joseph H
  • Klein, Robert J
  • Alexeeff, Stacey E
  • Sakoda, Lori C
  • Jorgenson, Eric
  • McBride, Russell B
  • Graff, Rebecca E
  • McGuire, Valerie
  • Achacoso, Ninah
  • Acton, Luana
  • Liang, Rhea Y
  • Lipson, Jafi A
  • Rubin, Daniel L
  • Yaffe, Martin J
  • Easton, Douglas
  • Schaefer, Catherine
  • Risch, Neil
  • Whittemore, Alice S
  • Habel, Laurel A
Publication Date
Sep 23, 2020
Source
Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown
External links

Abstract

Mammographic density (MD) phenotypes are strongly associated with breast cancer risk and highly heritable. In this GWAS meta-analysis of 24,192 women, we identify 31 MD loci at P<5×10-8, tripling the number known to 46. Seventeen identified MD loci also are associated with breast cancer risk in an independent meta-analysis P<0.05). Mendelian randomization analyses show that genetic estimates of dense area (DA), nondense area (NDA), and percent density (PD) are all significantly associated with breast cancer risk (P<0.05). Pathway analyses reveal distinct biological processes involving DA, NDA and PD loci. These findings provide additional insights into the genetic basis of MD phenotypes and their associations with breast cancer risk.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times