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  • 2022

Introduction Although genome-wide association studies have been conducted to investigate genetic variation of lung tumorigenesis, little is known about gene-gene (G × G) interactions that may influence the risk of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods Leveraging a total of 445,221 European-descent participants from the International Lung Cancer Consortium OncoArray project, Transdisciplinary Research in Cancer of the Lung and UK Biobank, we performed a large-scale genome-wide G × G interaction study on European NSCLC risk by a series of analyses. First, we used BiForce to evaluate and rank more than 58 billion G × G interactions from 340,958 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Then, the top interactions were further tested by demographically adjusted logistic regression models. Finally, we used the selected interactions to build lung cancer screening models of NSCLC, separately, for never and ever smokers. Results With the Bonferroni correction, we identified eight statistically significant pairs of SNPs, which predominantly appeared in the 6p21.32 and 5p15.33 regions (e.g., rs521828C6orf10 and rs204999PRRT1, ORinteraction = 1.17, p = 6.57 × 10−13; rs3135369BTNL2 and rs2858859HLA-DQA1, ORinteraction = 1.17, p = 2.43 × 10−13; rs2858859HLA-DQA1 and rs9275572HLA-DQA2, ORinteraction = 1.15, p = 2.84 × 10−13; rs2853668TERT and rs62329694CLPTM1L, ORinteraction = 0.73, p = 2.70 ×...

Zhang, Ruyang; Shen, Sipeng; Wei, Yongyue; Zhu, Ying; Li, Yi; Chen, Jiajin; Guan, Jinxing; Pan, Zoucheng; Wang, Yuzhuo; Zhu, Meng; Xie, Junxing; Xiao, Xiangjun; Zhu, Dakai; Li, Yafang; Albanes, Demetrios; Landi, Maria Teresa; Caporaso, Neil; Lam, Stephen; Tardón, Adonina; Chen, Chu; Bojesen, Stig E.; Johansson, Mattias; Risch, Angela; Bickeböller, Heike; Wichmann, H-Erich; Rennert, Gadi; Arnold, Susanne; Brennan, Paul; McKay, James; Field, John K.; Shete, Sanjay S.; Le Marchand, Loic; Liu, Geoffrey; Andrew, Angeline; Kiemeney, Lambertus A.; Zienolddiny-Narui, Shanbeh; Behndig, Annelie; Johansson, Mikael; Cox, Angie; Lazarus, Philip; Schabath, Matthew B.; Aldrich, Melinda C.; Dai, Juncheng; Ma, Hongxia; Zhao, Yang; Hu, Zhibin; Hung, Rayjean J.; Amos, Christopher I.; Shen, Hongbing; Chen, Feng; Christiani, David C.
Journal of Thoracic Oncology 17(8): 974–990
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