Kenneth Offit15
Georgia Chenevix-Trench12
Alfons Meindl12
Paolo Peterlongo12
15Kenneth Offit
12Georgia Chenevix-Trench
12Alfons Meindl
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Anonymity is increasingly important for networked applications amidst concerns over censorship and privacy. This paper outlines the design of HerbivoreFS, a scalable and efficient file sharing system that provides strong anonymity. HerbivoreFS provides computational guarantees that even adversaries able to monitor all network traffic cannot deduce the(More)
Anonymity is increasingly important for networked applications amidst concerns over censorship and privacy. In this paper, we describe Herbivore, a peer-to-peer, scalable, tamper-resilient communication system that provides provable anonymity and privacy. Building on dining cryptographer networks, Herbivore scales by partitioning the network into(More)
Anonymity is critical for many networked applications. Yet current Internet protocols provide no support for masking the identity of communication endpoints. This paper outlines a design for a peer-to-peer, scalable, tamper-resilient communication protocol that provides strong anonymity and privacy. Called CliqueNet, our protocol provides an(More)
BRCA1-associated breast and ovarian cancer risks can be modified by common genetic variants. To identify further cancer risk-modifying loci, we performed a multi-stage GWAS of 11,705 BRCA1 carriers (of whom 5,920 were diagnosed with breast and 1,839 were diagnosed with ovarian cancer), with a further replication in an additional sample of 2,646 BRCA1(More)
  • Joseph Vijai, Tomas Kirchhoff, Kasmintan A. Schrader, Jennifer Brown, Ana Virginia Dutra-Clarke, Christopher Manschreck +19 others
  • 2013
The genetics of lymphoma susceptibility reflect the marked heterogeneity of diseases that comprise this broad phenotype. However, multiple subtypes of lymphoma are observed in some families, suggesting shared pathways of genetic predisposition to these pathologically distinct entities. Using a two-stage GWAS, we tested 530,583 SNPs in 944 cases of lymphoma,(More)
  • Kenneth Offit, Heather Pierce, Tomas Kirchhoff, Prema Kolachana, Beth Rapaport, Peter Gregersen +8 others
  • 2003
BACKGROUND The 1100delC CHEK2 allele has been associated with a 1.4-4.7 fold increased risk for breast cancer in women carrying this mutation. While the frequency of 1100delC was 1.1-1.4% in healthy Finnish controls, the frequency of this allele in a North American control population and in North American breast cancer kindreds remains unclear. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Data for multiple common susceptibility alleles for breast cancer may be combined to identify women at different levels of breast cancer risk. Such stratification could guide preventive and screening strategies. However, empirical evidence for genetic risk stratification is lacking. METHODS We investigated the value of using 77 breast(More)
Common genetic variants contribute to the observed variation in breast cancer risk for BRCA2 mutation carriers; those known to date have all been found through population-based genome-wide association studies (GWAS). To comprehensively identify breast cancer risk modifying loci for BRCA2 mutation carriers, we conducted a deep replication of an ongoing GWAS(More)
Linkage analysis, positional cloning, candidate gene mutation scanning and genome-wide association study approaches have all contributed significantly to our understanding of the underlying genetic architecture of breast cancer. Taken together, these approaches have identified genetic variation that explains approximately 30% of the overall familial risk of(More)
The Children's Post-Pesticide Application Exposure Study (CPPAES) was conducted to look at the distribution of chlorpyrifos within a home environment for 2 weeks after a routine professional crack-and-crevice application and to determine the amount of the chlorpyrifos that is absorbed by a child living within the home. Ten residential homes with a 2- to(More)