Turning of COGS moves forward findings for hormonally mediated cancers

Nat Genet. 2013 Apr;45(4):345-8. doi: 10.1038/ng.2587.


The large-scale Collaborative Oncological Gene-environment Study (COGS) presents new findings that further characterize the genetic bases of breast, ovarian and prostate cancers. We summarize and provide insights into this collection of papers from COGS and discuss the implications of the results and future directions for such efforts.

Publication types

  • Introductory Journal Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Female
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Hormone-Dependent / genetics*
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / genetics*