Academic Article


  • 2020

Clinical trial results have recently demonstrated that inhibiting inflammation by targeting the interleukin‐1β pathway can offer a significant reduction in lung cancer incidence and mortality, highlighting a pressing and unmet need to understand the benefits of inflammation‐focused lung cancer therapies at the genetic level. While numerous genome‐wide association studies (GWAS) have explored the genetic etiology of lung cancer, there remains a large gap between the type of information that may be gleaned from an association study and the depth of understanding necessary to explain and drive translational findings. Thus, in this study we jointly model and integrate extensive multiomics data sources, utilizing a total of 40 genome‐wide functional annotations that augment previously published results from the International Lung Cancer Consortium (ILCCO) GWAS, to prioritize and characterize single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that increase risk of squamous cell lung cancer through the inflammatory and immune responses. Our work bridges the gap between correlative analysis and translational follow‐up research, refining GWAS association measures in an interpretable and systematic manner. In particular, reanalysis of the ILCCO data highlights the impact of highly associated SNPs from nuclear factor‐κB signaling pathway genes as well as major histocompatibility complex mediated variation in immune responses. One consequence of...

Sun, Ryan; Xu, Miao; Li, Xihao; Gaynor, Sheila; Zhou, Hufeng; Li, Zilin; Bossé, Yohan; Lam, Stephen; Tsao, Ming-Sound; Tardón, Adonina; Chen, Chu; Doherty, Jennifer; Goodman, Gary; Bojesen, Stig E.; Landi, Maria T.; Johansson, Mattias; Field, John K.; Bickeböller, Heike; Wichmann, H.-Erich; Risch, Angela; Rennert, Gadi; Arnold, Suzanne; Wu, Xifeng; Melander, Olle; Brunnström, Hans; Le Marchand, Loïc; Liu, Geoffrey; Andrew, Angeline; Duell, Eric J.; Kiemeney, Lambertus A.; Shen, Hongbing; Haugen, Aage; Johansson, Mikael; Grankvist, Kjell; Caporaso, Neil; Woll, Penella; Teare, M. Dawn; Scelo, Ghislaine; Hong, Yun-Chul; Yuan, Jian‐Min; Lazarus, Philip; Schabath, Matthew B.; Aldrich, Melinda C.; Albanes, Demetrios; Mak, Raymond; Barbie, David; Brennan, Paul; Hung, Rayjean J.; Amos, Christopher I.; Christiani, David C.; Lin, Xihong
Genetic Epidemiology Wiley-Liss Inc., Genetic Epidemiology 45(1): 99–114
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