Replication of breast cancer GWAS susceptibility loci in the Women's Health Initiative African American SHARe Study.

@article{Hutter2011ReplicationOB,
  title={Replication of breast cancer GWAS susceptibility loci in the Women's Health Initiative African American SHARe Study.},
  author={Carolyn M. Hutter and Alicia M. Young and Heather M Ochs-Balcom and Cara L. Carty and Tao Wang and Christina T. L. Chen and Thomas Rohan and Charles Kooperberg and Ulrike Peters},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={1950-9}
}
BACKGROUND Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified loci associated with risk of breast cancer. These studies have primarily been conducted in populations of European descent. To fully understand the impact of these loci, it is important to study groups with other genetic ancestries, including African American women. METHODS We examined 22 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP), previously identified in GWAS of breast cancer risk in European and Asian descent women (index SNPs… CONTINUE READING