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Genome-wide association study identifies multiple risk loci for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Berndt, S.I.; Skibola, C.F.; Joseph, V.; Camp, N.J.; Nieters, A.; Wang, Z.; Cozen, W.; Monnereau, A.; Wang, S.S.; Kelly, R.S.; ...
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2013
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Country: United Kingdom
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have previously identified 13 loci associated with risk of chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL). To identify additional CLL susceptibility loci, we conducted the largest meta-analysis for CLL thus far, including four GWAS with a total of 3,100 individuals with CLL (cases) and 7,667 controls. In the meta-analysis, we identified ten independent associated SNPs in nine new loci at 10q23.31 (ACTA2 or FAS (ACTA2/FAS), P = 1.22 × 10−14), 18q21.33 (BCL2, P = 7.76 × 10−11), 11p15.5 (C11orf21, P = 2.15 × 10−10), 4q25 (LEF1, P = 4.24 × 10−10), 2q33.1 (CASP10 or CASP8 (CASP10/CASP8), P = 2.50 × 10−9), 9p21....
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