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. 2008 Dec;40(12):1404-6.
doi: 10.1038/ng.254. Epub 2008 Nov 2.

Lung Cancer Susceptibility Locus at 5p15.33

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Lung Cancer Susceptibility Locus at 5p15.33

James D McKay et al. Nat Genet. .
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We carried out a genome-wide association study of lung cancer (3,259 cases and 4,159 controls), followed by replication in 2,899 cases and 5,573 controls. Two uncorrelated disease markers at 5p15.33, rs402710 and rs2736100 were detected by the genome-wide data (P = 2 x 10(-7) and P = 4 x 10(-6)) and replicated by the independent study series (P = 7 x 10(-5) and P = 0.016). The susceptibility region contains two genes, TERT and CLPTM1L, suggesting that one or both may have a role in lung cancer etiology.


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Figure 1
Forest plot representing lung cancer risk and the two variants in the 5p region (rs402710 and rs2736100). Apart from the odds ratios for heterozygous and homozygous effect (*), odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals are derived from the per-allele model. All models are adjusted for age, sex and country. The overall OR is shown by the broken vertical line. P values are from heterogeneity tests.

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