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

Roger L. Milne, Karoline B. Kuchenbaecker, Kyriaki Michailidou, Jonathan Beesley, Siddhartha Kar, Sara Lindström, Shirley Hui, Audrey Lemaçon, Penny Soucy, Joe Dennis, Xia Jiang, Asha Rostamianfar, Hilary Finucane, Manjeet K. Bolla, Lesley McGuffog, Qin Wang, Cora M. Aalfs, Investigators Abctctb, Marcia Adams, Julian AdlardSimona Agata, Shahana Ahmed, Habibul Ahsan, Kristiina Äki Aittom, Al Ejeh Fares, Jamie Allen, Christine B. Ambrosone, Christopher I. Amos, Irene L. Andrulis, Hoda Anton-Culver, Natalia N. Antonenkova, Volker Arndt, Norbert Arnold, Kristan J. Aronson, Bernd Auber, Paul L. Auer, Margreet G.M. Ausems, Jacopo Azzollini, Bacot François, Judith Nã Balma, Monica Barile, Laure Barjhoux, Rosa B. Barkardottir, Myrto Barrdahl, Daniel Barnes, Daniel Barrowdale, Caroline Baynes, Matthias W. Beckmann, Javier Benitez, Marina Bermisheva, Leslie Bernstein, Yves Jean Bignon, Kathleen R. Blazer, Marinus J. Blok, Carl Blomqvist, William Blot, Kristie Bobolis, Bram Boeckx, Natalia V. Bogdanova, Anders Bojesen, Stig E. Bojesen, Bernardo Bonanni, Børresen Dale Anne-Lise, Aniko Bozsik, Angela R. Bradbury, Judith S. Brand, Hiltrud Brauch, Hermann Brenner, Bressac De Paillerets Brigitte, Carole Brewer, Louise Brinton, Per Broberg, Brooks Wilson Angela, Joan Brunet, Thomas Brüning, Barbara Burwinkel, Saundra S. Buys, Jinyoung Byun, Qiuyin Cai, Trinidad És Cald, Maria A. Caligo, Ian Campbell, Federico Canzian, Olivier Caron, Angel Carracedo, Brian D. Carter, Castelao Esteban, Laurent Castera, Caux Moncoutier Virginie, Salina B. Chan, Chang Claude Jenny, Stephen J. Chanock, Xiaoqing Chen, Ting Yuan David Cheng, Jocelyne Chiquette, Hans Christiansen, Kathleen B. Claes, Christine L. Clarke, Thomas Conner, Don M. Conroy, Jackie Cook, Emilie Cordina-Duverger, Sten Cornelissen, Isabelle Coupier, Angela Cox, David G. Cox, Simon S. Cross, Katarina Cuk, Julie M. Cunningham, Kamila Czene, Mary B. Daly, Francesca Damiola, Hatef Darabi, Rosemarie Davidson, Kim De L. Leeneer, Peter Devilee, Ed Dicks, Orland Diez, Yuan Chun Ding, Nina Ditsch, Kimberly F. Doheny, Susan M. Domchek, Cecilia M. Dorfling, Thilo Dörk, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Stéphane Dubois, Pierre Antoine Dugué, Martine Dumont, Alison M. Dunning, Lorraine Durcan, Miriam Dwek, Bernd Dworniczak, Diana Eccles, Ros Eeles, Hans Ehrencrona, Ursula Eilber, Bent Ejlertsen, Arif B. Ekici, A. Heather Eliassen, Christoph Engel, Mikael Eriksson, Laura Fachal, Laurence Faivre, Peter A. Fasching, Ulrike Faust, Jonine Figueroa, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Olivia Fletcher, Henrik Flyger, William D. Foulkes, Eitan Friedman, Lin Fritschi, Debra Frost, Marike Gabrielson, Pragna Gaddam, Marilie D. Gammon, Patricia A. Ganz, Susan M. Gapstur, Judy Garber, Vanesa Garcia-Barberan, José A. Garciá-Saénz, Mia M. Gaudet, Marion Gauthier-Villars, Andrea Gehrig, Vassilios Georgoulias, Anne Marie Gerdes, Graham G. Giles, Gord Glendon, Andrew K. Godwin, Mark S. Goldberg, David E. Goldgar, Anna González-Neira, Paul Goodfellow, Mark H. Greene, Grethe Alnæs I. Grenaker, Mervi Grip, Jacek Gronwald, Anne Grundy, Daphne Kaulich Gschwantler, Pascal Guénel, Qi Guo, Lothar Haeberle, Eric Hahnen, Christopher A. Haiman, Niclas Håkansson, Emily Hallberg, Ute Hamann, Nathalie Hamel, Susan Hankinson, Thomas V. Hansen, Patricia Harrington, Steven N. Hart, Jaana M. Hartikainen, Catherine S. Healey, Alexander Hein, Sonja Helbig, Alex Henderson, Jane Heyworth, Belynda Hicks, Peter Hillemanns, Shirley Hodgson, Frans B. Hogervorst, Antoinette Hollestelle, Maartje J. Hooning, Bob Hoover, John L. Hopper, Chunling Hu, Guanmengqian Huang, Peter J. Hulick, Keith Humphreys, David J. Hunter, Evgeny N. Imyanitov, Claudine Isaacs, Motoki Iwasaki, Louise Izatt, Anna Jakubowska, Paul James, Ramunas Janavicius, Wolfgang Janni, Uffe Birk Jensen, Esther M. John, Nichola Johnson, Kristine Jones, Michael Jones, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Rudolf Kaaks, Maria Kabisch, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Daehee Kang, Karin Kast, Renske Keeman, Michael J. Kerin, Carolien M. Kets, Mac Hteld Keupers, Sofia Khan, Elza Khusnutdinova, Johanna I. Kiiski, Sung Won Kim, Julia A. Knight, Irene Konstantopoulou, Veli Matti Kosma, Vessela N. Kristensen, Torben A. Kruse, Ava Kwong, Anne Vibeke Lænkholm, Yael Laitman, Fiona Lalloo, Diether Lambrechts, Daniel F. Schmidt, Melissa C. Southey, ABCTB Investigators

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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
Pages (from-to)1767-1778
Number of pages12
JournalNature Genetics
Volume49
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 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., ... ABCTB Investigators (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