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

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Abstract

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.

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Eeles, R. A., Olama, A. A. A., Benlloch, S., Saunders, E. J., Leongamornlert, D. A., Tymrakiewicz, M., … Easton, D. F. (2013). Identification of 23 new prostate cancer susceptibility loci using the iCOGS custom genotyping array. Nature Genetics, 45(4), 385–391. https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.2560

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