Joshua P. Slusser

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We compared the results of quantitative linkage analysis using single-nucleotide polymorphisms and microsatellite markers and introduced a new screening test for multivariate quantitative linkage analysis using the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism data. We analyzed 115 extended non-Hispanic White families and tested for linkage using two(More)
Lung cancer is a major cause of death in the United States and other countries. The risk of lung cancer is greatly increased by cigarette smoking and by certain occupational exposures, but familial factors also clearly play a major role. To identify susceptibility genes for familial lung cancer, we conducted a genomewide linkage analysis of 52 extended(More)
Two variants (rs1447295/DG8S737) of chromosome 8q24 were recently reported to be associated with increased risk of prostate cancer (PC). To confirm this finding, we genotyped and compared the frequencies of these polymorphisms among 1,121 Caucasian men with PC (435 men with familial PC, 491 men with sporadic PC, and 195 men with aggressive PC) to 545(More)
A pharmacogenetic study suggests the 5-HTT LPR polymorphism predicts response to alosetron, and another study describes a possible association of the GNbeta3 C825T polymorphism with IBS in patients with dyspepsia. We performed a case-control association study to determine whether these polymorphisms are associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The(More)
BACKGROUND Preclinical diastolic dysfunction (PDD) has been broadly defined as subjects with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction, without the diagnosis of congestive heart failure (HF) and with normal systolic function. Our objective was to determine the risk factors associated with the progression from PDD (stage B) HF to symptomatic (stage C) HF. (More)
PURPOSE Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) can be divided into two nonoverlapping groups: those that are chromosomally unstable but microsatellite stable (MSS CIN+) and those that are chromosomally stable but microsatellite unstable (MSI CIN-). However, a third group with neither chromosome nor microsatellite instability (MSS CIN-) makes a substantial contribution(More)
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