Anders Törnqvist

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BACKGROUND Recently, several genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have independently found numerous loci at which common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) modestly influence the risk of developing colorectal cancer. The aim of this study was to test 11 loci, reported to be associated with an increased or decreased risk of colorectal cancer: 8q23.3(More)
PURPOSE Recently a common variant of the TGFBR1 gene, TGFBR1*6A, has been proposed to act as a low-penetrance tumor susceptibility allele for colorectal cancer, but data from published studies with individually low statistical power are conflicting. To further evaluate the relationship between TGFBR1*6A and colorectal cancer risk, we have conducted a large(More)
The genetic susceptibility to colorectal cancer (CRC) has been estimated to be around 35% and yet high-penetrance germline mutations found so far explain less than 5% of all cases. Much of the remaining variations could be due to the co-inheritance of multiple low penetrant variants. The identification of all the susceptibility alleles could have public(More)
Cytogenetic analysis of short-term cultures from 52 colorectal carcinomas revealed a normal karyotype in 13 and clonal chromosome aberrations in 39 tumors. In the abnormal group, 13 tumors had simple numerical changes only, whereas 26 had at least one structural rearrangement with or without concomitant numerical changes. The most common numerical(More)
BACKGROUND The cell cycle checkpoint kinase 2 (CHEK2) 1100delC variant has recently been identified at high frequency in families with both breast and colorectal cancer, suggesting the possible role of this variant in colorectal cancer predisposition. PATIENTS AND METHODS To evaluate the role of CHEK2 ll00delC among Swedish colorectal cancer patients, the(More)
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