Common Genetic Susceptibility Loci



Common genetic variants, that is, variants withResmailearch greater than 5% frequency in the population, are likely to contribute greatly to inherited genetic susceptibility to breast cancer. As with many other common diseases, the success of recent genome-wide association scans has revived research into genetic susceptibility to breast cancer and ended a decade of largely unsuccessful candidate-gene association studies.


Breast Cancer Susceptibility Locus Common Genetic Variant Breast Cancer Association Consortium Common Susceptibility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Strangeways Research Laboratory, Department of Public Health and Primary CareUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Strangeways Research Laboratory, Department of OncologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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