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Study Description

The GWAS includes African American participants from 9 epidemiological studies of breast cancer, comprising a total of 3,153 cases and 2,831 controls (cases/controls: The Multiethnic Cohort Study (MEC), 734/1,003; The Los Angeles component of The Women's Contraceptive and Reproductive Experiences (CARE) Study, 380/224; The Women's Circle of Health Study (WCHS), 272/240; The San Francisco Bay Area Breast Cancer Study (SFBCS), 172/231; The Northern California Breast Cancer Family Registry (NC-BCFR), 440/53;The Carolina Breast Cancer Study (CBCS), 656/608; The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial (PLCO) Cohort, 64/133; The Nashville Breast Health Study (NBHS), 310/186; and, The Wake Forest University Breast Cancer Study (WFBC), 125/153). Quality control of the GWAS data and additional details can be found in Chen et al. Hum Genet. 2013 (PMID: 22923054)

  • Study Design:
    • Case-Control
  • Study Type:
    • Case-Control
  • dbGaP estimated ancestry using GRAF-pop
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Study Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

See Chen et al. PMID: 22923054

Molecular Data
TypeSourcePlatformNumber of Oligos/SNPsSNP Batch IdComment
Whole Genome Genotyping Illumina Human1M-Duov3_B 1185051 1049348
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