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Genome-Wide Association Study in East Asians Identifies Novel Susceptibility Loci for Breast Cancer

  • Jirong Long equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jirong Long, Qiuyin Cai

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Qiuyin Cai equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jirong Long, Qiuyin Cai

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Hyuna Sung,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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  • Jiajun Shi,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Ben Zhang,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Ji-Yeob Choi,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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  • Wanqing Wen,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Ryan J. Delahanty,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Wei Lu,

    Affiliation: Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, China

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  • Yu-Tang Gao,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Shanghai Cancer Institute, Shanghai, China

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  • Hongbing Shen,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

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  • Sue K. Park,

    Affiliations: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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  • Kexin Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin, China

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  • Chen-Yang Shen,

    Affiliations: Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, College of Public Health, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

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  • Zefang Ren,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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  • Christopher A. Haiman,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Keitaro Matsuo,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan

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  • Mi Kyung Kim,

    Affiliations: Cancer Epidemiology Division, Breast Cancer Center, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea, Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea

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  • Ui Soon Khoo,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

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  • Motoki Iwasaki,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Ying Zheng,

    Affiliation: Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, China

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  • Yong-Bing Xiang,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Shanghai Cancer Institute, Shanghai, China

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  • Kai Gu,

    Affiliation: Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, China

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  • Nathaniel Rothman,

    Affiliation: Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Wenjing Wang,

    Affiliation: Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, China

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  • Zhibin Hu,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

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  • Yao Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

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  • Keun-Young Yoo,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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  • Dong-Young Noh,

    Affiliations: Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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  • Bok-Ghee Han,

    Affiliation: Center for Genome Science, Korea National Institute of Health, Seoul, Korea

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  • Min Hyuk Lee,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Bucheon, Korea

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  • Hong Zheng,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin, China

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  • Lina Zhang,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin, China

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  • Pei-Ei Wu,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Ya-Lan Shieh,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Sum Yin Chan,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China

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  • Shenming Wang,

    Affiliation: First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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  • Xiaoming Xie,

    Affiliation: Cancer Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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  • Sung-Won Kim,

    Affiliations: Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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  • Brian E. Henderson,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Loic Le Marchand,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Hidemi Ito,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan

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  • Yoshio Kasuga,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Nagano Matsushiro General Hospital, Nagano, Japan

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  • Sei-Hyun Ahn,

    Affiliations: Cancer Epidemiology Division, Breast Cancer Center, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea, Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea

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  • Han Sung Kang,

    Affiliations: Cancer Epidemiology Division, Breast Cancer Center, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea, Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea

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  • Kelvin Y. K. Chan,

    Affiliations: Department of Pathology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

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  • Hiroji Iwata,

    Affiliation: Department of Breast Oncology, Aichi Cancer Center Central Hospital, Nagoya, Japan

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  • Shoichiro Tsugane,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Chun Li,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Xiao-Ou Shu,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Dae-Hee Kang,

    Affiliations: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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  • Wei Zheng mail

    wei.zheng@vanderbilt.edu

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Published: February 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002532

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