Research Groups

Section of Genetics - Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Group

Key Recent Publications

1. Wang Y, McKay JD, Rafnar T, Wang Z, Timofeeva MN, Broderick P, Zong X, Laplana M, Wei Y, Han Y, Lloyd A, Delahaye-Sourdeix M, Chubb D, Gaborieau V, Wheeler W, Chatterjee N, Thorleifsson G, Sulem P, Liu G, Kaaks R, Henrion M, Kinnersley B, Vallee M, LeCalvez-Kelm F, Stevens VL, Gapstur SM, Chen WV, Zaridze D, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Lissowska J, Rudnai P, Fabianova E, Mates D, Bencko V, Foretova L, Janout V, Krokan HE, Gabrielsen ME, Skorpen F, Vatten L, Njolstad I, Chen C, Goodman G, Benhamou S, Vooder T, Valk K, Nelis M, Metspalu A, Lener M, Lubinski J, Johansson M, Vineis P, Agudo A, Clavel-Chapelon F, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Trichopoulos D, Khaw KT, Johansson M, Weiderpass E, Tjonneland A, Riboli E, Lathrop M, Scelo G, Albanes D, Caporaso NE, Ye Y, Gu J, Wu X, Spitz MR, Dienemann H, Rosenberger A, Su L, Matakidou A, Eisen T, Stefansson K, Risch A, Chanock SJ, Christiani DC, Hung RJ, Brennan P, Landi MT, Houlston RS, Amos CI (2014) Rare variants of large effect in BRCA2 and CHEK2 affect risk of lung cancer. Nat 46(7):736-41

2. Cozen W, Timofeeva MN, Li D, Diepstra A, Hazelett D, Delahaye-Sourdeix M, Edlund CK, Franke L, Rostgaard K, Van Den Berg DJ, Cortessis VK, Smedby KE, Glaser SL, Westra HJ, Robison LL, Mack TM, Ghesquieres H, Hwang AE, Nieters A, de Sanjose S, Lightfoot T, Becker N, Maynadie M, Foretova L, Roman E, Benavente Y, Rand KA, Nathwani BN, Glimelius B, Staines A, Boffetta P, Link BK, Kiemeney L, Ansell SM, Bhatia S, Strong LC, Galan P, Vatten L, Habermann TM, Duell EJ, Lake A, Veenstra RN, Visser L, Liu Y, Urayama KY, Montgomery D, Gaborieau V, Weiss LM, Byrnes G, Lathrop M, Cocco P, Best T, Skol AD, Adami HO, Melbye M, Cerhan JR, Gallagher A, Taylor GM, Slager SL, Brennan P, Coetzee GA, Conti DV, Onel K, Jarrett RF, Hjalgrim H, van den Berg A, McKay JD (2014) A meta-analysis of Hodgkin lymphoma reveals 19p13.3 TCF3 as a novel susceptibility locus. Nat Commun. 5:3856

3. Park DJ, Tao K, Le Calvez-Kelm F, Nguyen-Dumont T, Robinot N, Hammet F, Odefrey F, Tsimiklis H, Teo ZL, Thingholm LB, Young EL, Voegele C, Lonie A, Pope BJ, Roane TC, Bell R, Hu H, Shankaracharya, Huff CD, Ellis J, Li J, Makunin IV, John EM, Andrulis IL, Terry MB, Daly M, Buys SS, Snyder C, Lynch HT, Devilee P, Giles GG, Hopper JL, Feng BJ, Lesueur F, Tavtigian SV, Southey MC, Goldgar DE (2014) Rare mutations in RINT1 predispose carriers to breast and Lynch syndrome-spectrum cancers. Cancer discovery 4(7):804-15

4. Anantharaman D, Chabrier A, Gaborieau V, Franceschi S, Herrero R, Rajkumar T, Samant T, Mahimkar MB, Brennan P, McKay JD (2014) Genetic variants in nicotine addiction and alcohol metabolism genes, oral cancer risk and the propensity to smoke and drink alcohol: a replication study in India. PLoS One 9(2):e88240

5. Voegele C, Bouchereau B, Robinot N, McKay J, Damiecki P, Alteyrac L (2013) A universal open-source Electronic Laboratory Notebook. Bioinformatics 29(13):1710-12

6. Urayama KY, Jarrett RF, Hjalgrim H, Diepstra A, Kamatani Y, Chabrier A, Gaborieau V, Boland A, Nieters A, Becker N, Foretova L, Benavente Y, Maynadie M, Staines A, Shield L, Lake A, Montgomery D, Taylor M, Smedby KE, Amini RM, Adami HO, Glimelius B, Feenstra B, Nolte IM, Visser L, van Imhoff GW, Lightfoot T, Cocco P, Kiemeney L, Vermeulen SH, Holcatova I, Vatten L, Macfarlane GJ, Thomson P, Conway DI, Benhamou S, Agudo A, Healy CM, Overvad K, Tjonneland A, Melin B, Canzian F, Khaw KT, Travis RC, Peeters PH, Gonzalez CA, Quiros JR, Sanchez MJ, Huerta JM, Ardanaz E, Dorronsoro M, Clavel-Chapelon F, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Riboli E, Roman E, Boffetta P, de Sanjose S, Zelenika D, Melbye M, van den Berg A, Lathrop M, Brennan P, McKay JD (2012) Genome-wide association study of classical Hodgkin lymphoma and Epstein-Barr virus status-defined subgroups. J Natl Cancer Inst 104(3):240-53

7. Fachiroh J, Sangrajrang S, Johansson M, Renard H, Gaborieau V, Chabrier A, Chindavijak S, Brennan P, McKay JD (2012) Tobacco consumption and genetic susceptibility to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in Thailand. Cancer Causes Control 23(12):1995-2002

8. Wozniak MB, Le Calvez-Kelm F, Abedi-Ardekani B, Byrnes G, Durand G, Carreira C, Michelon J, Janout V, Holcatova I, Foretova L, Brisuda A, Lesueur F, McKay J, Brennan P, Scelo G (2013) Integrative genome-wide gene expression profiling of clear cell renal cell carcinoma in Czech Republic and in the United States. PLoS One 8(3):e57886

9. Johansson M, Roberts A, Chen D, Li Y, Delahaye-Sourdeix M, Aswani N, Greenwood MA, Benhamou S, Lagiou P, Holcatova I, Richiardi L, Kjaerheim K, Agudo A, Castellsague X, Macfarlane TV, Barzan L, Canova C, Thakker NS, Conway DI, Znaor A, Healy CM, Ahrens W, Zaridze D, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Lissowska J, Fabianova E, Mates IN, Bencko V, Foretova L, Janout V, Curado MP, Koifman S, Menezes A, Wunsch-Filho V, Eluf-Neto J, Boffetta P, Franceschi S, Herrero R, Fernandez Garrote L, Talamini R, Boccia S, Galan P, Vatten L, Thomson P, Zelenika D, Lathrop M, Byrnes G, Cunningham H, Brennan P, Wakefield J, McKay JD (2012) Using prior information from the medical literature in GWAS of oral cancer identifies novel susceptibility variant on chromosome 4--the AdAPT method. PLoS One 7(5):e36888

10. McKay JD, Truong T, Gaborieau V, Chabrier A, Shu-chun Chuang, Byrnes G, Zaridze D, Shangina O, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Lissowska J, Rudnai P, Fabianova E, Blanche H, Gut IG, Galan P, Heath S, Hashibe M, Hayes RB, Boffetta P, Lathrop M, Brennan P (2011) A genome-wide association study of upper aerodigestive tract cancers conducted within the INHANCE consortium. PLoS Genet 7(3):e1001333

11. Le Calvez-Kelm F, Lesueur F, Damiola F, Vallée M, Voegele C, Babikyan D, Durand G, Forey N, McKay-Chopin S, Robinot N, Nguyen-Dumont T, Thomas A, Byrnes GB; Breast Cancer Family Registry, Hopper JL, Southey MC, Andrulis IL, John EM, Tavtigian SV (2011) Rare, evolutionarily unlikely missense substitutions in CHEK2 contribute to breast cancer susceptibility: results from a breast cancer family registry case-control mutation-screening study. Breast Cancer Res, 18 13(1):R6

12. Hung RJ, McKay JD, Gaborieau V, Boffetta P, Hashibe M, Zaridze D, Mukeria A, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Lissowska J, Rudnai P, Blanche H, Gut I, Heath S, Lathrop M, Brennan P (2008) A genome-wide association study identifies a susceptibility locus for lung cancer encompassing nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit genes on 15q25. Nature 452:633-7

13. McKay JD, Hung RJ, Gaborieau V, Boffetta P, Chabrier A, Byrnes G, Zaridze D, Mukeria A, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Lissowska J, Rudnai P, Foglio M, Lechner D, Matsuda F, Blanche H, Gut I, Heath S, Lathrop M, Brennan P (2008) Lung cancer susceptibility locus at 5p15.33. Nature Genet 40(12):1404-6