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Genome-wide association study identifies susceptibility loci for B-cell childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Lookup NU author(s): Professor James Allan, Professor Christine Harrison FRCPath FMedSci, Professor Anthony Moorman

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© 2018 The Author(s).Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have advanced our understanding of susceptibility to B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL); however, much of the heritable risk remains unidentified. Here, we perform a GWAS and conduct a meta-analysis with two existing GWAS, totaling 2442 cases and 14,609 controls. We identify risk loci for BCP-ALL at 8q24.21 (rs28665337, P = 3.86 × 10-9, odds ratio (OR) = 1.34) and for ETV6-RUNX1 fusion-positive BCP-ALL at 2q22.3 (rs17481869, P = 3.20 × 10-8, OR = 2.14). Our findings provide further insights into genetic susceptibility to ALL and its biology.


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Author(s): Vijayakrishnan J, Studd J, Broderick P, Kinnersley B, Holroyd A, Law PJ, Kumar R, Allan JM, Harrison CJ, Moorman AV, Vora A, Roman E, Rachakonda S, Kinsey SE, Sheridan E, Thompson PD, Irving JA, Koehler R, Hoffmann P, Nothen MM, Heilmann-Heimbach S, Jockel K-H, Easton DF, Pharaoh PDP, Dunning AM, Peto J, Canzian F, Swerdlow A, Eeles RA, Kote-Jarai Z, Muir K, Pashayan N, Greaves M, Zimmerman M, Bartram CR, Schrappe M, Stanulla M, Hemminki K, Houlston RS, Henderson BE, Haiman CA, Benlloch S, Schumacher FR, Olama AAA, Berndt SI, Conti DV, Wiklund F, Chanock S, Stevens VL, Tangen CM, Batra J, Clements J, Gronberg H, Schleutker J, Albanes D, Weinstein S, Wolk A, West C, Mucci L, Cancel-Tassin G, Koutros S, Sorensen KD, Maehle L, Neal DE, Travis RC, Hamilton RJ, Ingles SA, Rosenstein B, Lu Y-J, Giles GG, Kibel AS, Vega A, Kogevinas M, Penney KL, Park JY, Stanford JL, Cybulski C, Nordestgaard BG, Brenner H, Maier C, Kim J, John EM, Teixeira MR, Neuhausen SL, De Ruyck K, Razack A, Newcomb LF, Lessel D, Kaneva R, Usmani N, Claessens F, Townsend PA, Dominguez MG, Roobol MJ, Menegaux F

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Nature Communications

Year: 2018

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

Online publication date: 09/04/2018

Acceptance date: 25/01/2018

Date deposited: 07/06/2018

ISSN (electronic): 2041-1723

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

URL: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-03178-z

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03178-z


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