Seven prostate cancer susceptibility loci identified by a multi-stage genome-wide association study

Zsofia Kote-Jarai, Ali Amin Al Olama, Graham G Giles, Gianluca Severi, Johanna Schleutker, Maren Weischer, Daniele Campa, Elio Riboli, Tim Key, Henrik Gronberg, David J Hunter, Peter Kraft, Michael J Thun, Sue Ingles, Stephen Chanock, Demetrius Albanes, Richard B Hayes, David E Neal, Freddie C Hamdy, Jenny L DonovanPaul Pharoah, Fredrick Schumacher, Brian E Henderson, Janet L Stanford, Elaine A Ostrander, Karina Dalsgaard Sorensen, Thilo Dörk, Gerald Andriole, Joanne L Dickinson, Cezary Cybulski, Jan Lubinski, Amanda Spurdle, Judith A Clements, Suzanne Chambers, Joanne Aitken, R A Frank Gardiner, Stephen N Thibodeau, Dan Schaid, Esther M John, Christiane Maier, Walther Vogel, Kathleen A Cooney, Jong Y Park, Lisa Cannon-Albright, Hermann Brenner, Tomonori Habuchi, Hong-Wei Zhang, Yong-Jie Lu, Radka Kaneva, Colin S Cooper, UK Genetic Prostate Cancer Study Collaborators/British Association of Urological Surgeons' Section of Oncology

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Prostate cancer (PrCa) is the most frequently diagnosed male cancer in developed countries. We conducted a multi-stage genome-wide association study for PrCa and previously reported the results of the first two stages, which identified 16 PrCa susceptibility loci. We report here the results of stage 3, in which we evaluated 1,536 SNPs in 4,574 individuals with prostate cancer (cases) and 4,164 controls. We followed up ten new association signals through genotyping in 51,311 samples in 30 studies from the Prostate Cancer Association Group to Investigate Cancer Associated Alterations in the Genome (PRACTICAL) consortium. In addition to replicating previously reported loci, we identified seven new prostate cancer susceptibility loci on chromosomes 2p11, 3q23, 3q26, 5p12, 6p21, 12q13 and Xq12 (P = 4.0 × 10(-8) to P = 2.7 × 10(-24)). We also identified a SNP in TERT more strongly associated with PrCa than that previously reported. More than 40 PrCa susceptibility loci, explaining ∼25% of the familial risk in this disease, have now been identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-91
Number of pages7
JournalNature Genetics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Chromosomes, Human
  • Cohort Studies
  • Disease Susceptibility
  • Genome, Human
  • Genome-Wide Association Study
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Telomerase

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