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Genetic variants associated with breast size also influence breast cancer risk

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Genetics, June 2012
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Title
Genetic variants associated with breast size also influence breast cancer risk
Published in
BMC Medical Genetics, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2350-13-53
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Authors

Nicholas Eriksson, Geoffrey M Benton, Chuong B Do, Amy K Kiefer, Joanna L Mountain, David A Hinds, Uta Francke, Joyce Y Tung

Abstract

While some factors of breast morphology, such as density, are directly implicated in breast cancer, the relationship between breast size and cancer is less clear. Breast size is moderately heritable, yet the genetic variants leading to differences in breast size have not been identified. To investigate the genetic factors underlying breast size, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of self-reported bra cup size, controlling for age, genetic ancestry, breast surgeries, pregnancy history and bra band size, in a cohort of 16,175 women of European ancestry. We identified seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) significantly associated with breast size (p<5.10(-8)): rs7816345 near ZNF703, rs4849887 and (independently) rs17625845 flanking INHBB, rs12173570 near ESR1, rs7089814 in ZNF365, rs12371778 near PTHLH, and rs62314947 near AREG. Two of these seven SNPs are in linkage disequilibrium (LD) with SNPs associated with breast cancer (those near ESR1 and PTHLH), and a third (ZNF365) is near, but not in LD with, a breast cancer SNP. The other three loci (ZNF703, INHBB, and AREG) have strong links to breast cancer, estrogen regulation, and breast development. These results provide insight into the genetic factors underlying normal breast development and show that some of these factors are shared with breast cancer. While these results do not directly support any possible epidemiological relationships between breast size and cancer, this study may contribute to a better understanding of the subtle interactions between breast morphology and breast cancer risk.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
Norway 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Uruguay 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 105 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 25 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 14%
Student > Master 14 12%
Student > Bachelor 14 12%
Other 10 8%
Other 27 23%
Unknown 11 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 34%
Medicine and Dentistry 30 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 4%
Computer Science 3 3%
Other 14 12%
Unknown 9 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 141. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 June 2022.
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