Abstract 935: Genetic variants in chromosome 6p21.3 and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma Academic Article uri icon


  • Background. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) case-control studies consistently demonstrate the G-308A promoter polymorphism in the tumor necrosis factor gene on chromosome 6p21.3 to be associated with increased risk of the NHL subtype, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Initial results from a genome-wide association study have implicated a polymorphism located on 6p21.33 with increased risk of the follicular lymphoma subtype. In the present analysis, we evaluated 488 candidate gene regions (defined as 20kb 5’, 10kb 3’) and their relation to risk for NHL and the DLBCL and follicular lymphoma subtypes with a particular focus on genes within the 6p21 chromosomal region. Methods. We genotyped 6679 tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 947 cases and 826 population-based controls from a multicenter U.S.-based case-control study. Genotyping was conducted on a custom-designed Illumina Infinium assay at the NCI Core Genotyping Facility. We obtained a gene region-level summary of association by computing the minimum p-value (“minP test”). We used logistic regression to evaluate the association between single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotypes and haplotypes with NHL (adjusted for sex, race and age). For NHL subtypes, we conducted polytomous multivariate unconditional logistic regression. We evaluated tests for trend under the co-dominant model used a three-level ordinal variable for each SNP. Results. We identified 34 gene regions significantly associated with all NHL (p Conclusions. Our results further implicate gene variants within the 6p21.3 chromosomal region in NHL etiology. Full characterization of the 6p21.3 region and identification of functional variants within this region are warranted for understanding lymphomagenesis. Citation Format: {Authors}. {Abstract title} [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research; 2010 Apr 17-21; Washington, DC. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2010;70(8 Suppl):Abstract nr 935.

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  • January 1, 2010