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Front Genet ; 10: 1195, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31824577

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Mediation analysis has been a powerful tool to identify factors mediating the association between exposure variables and outcomes. It has been applied to various genomic applications with the hope to gain novel insights into the underlying mechanism of various diseases. Given the high-dimensional nature of epigenetic data, recent effort on epigenetic mediation analysis is to first reduce the data dimension by applying high-dimensional variable selection techniques, then conducting testing in a low dimensional setup. In this paper, we propose to assess the mediation effect by adopting a high-dimensional testing procedure which can produce unbiased estimates of the regression coefficients and can properly handle correlations between variables. When the data dimension is ultra-high, we first reduce the data dimension from ultra-high to high by adopting a sure independence screening (SIS) method. We apply the method to two high-dimensional epigenetic studies: one is to assess how DNA methylations mediate the association between alcohol consumption and epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) status; the other one is to assess how methylation signatures mediate the association between childhood maltreatment and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adulthood. We compare the performance of the method with its counterpart via simulation studies. Our method can be applied to other high-dimensional mediation studies where high-dimensional mediation variables are collected.

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J Clin Oncol ; : JCO1901907, 2019 Dec 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31841383

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PURPOSE: To estimate age-specific relative and absolute cancer risks of breast cancer and to estimate risks of ovarian, pancreatic, male breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers associated with germline PALB2 pathogenic variants (PVs) because these risks have not been extensively characterized. METHODS: We analyzed data from 524 families with PALB2 PVs from 21 countries. Complex segregation analysis was used to estimate relative risks (RRs; relative to country-specific population incidences) and absolute risks of cancers. The models allowed for residual familial aggregation of breast and ovarian cancer and were adjusted for the family-specific ascertainment schemes. RESULTS: We found associations between PALB2 PVs and risk of female breast cancer (RR, 7.18; 95% CI, 5.82 to 8.85; P = 6.5 × 10-76), ovarian cancer (RR, 2.91; 95% CI, 1.40 to 6.04; P = 4.1 × 10-3), pancreatic cancer (RR, 2.37; 95% CI, 1.24 to 4.50; P = 8.7 × 10-3), and male breast cancer (RR, 7.34; 95% CI, 1.28 to 42.18; P = 2.6 × 10-2). There was no evidence for increased risks of prostate or colorectal cancer. The breast cancer RRs declined with age (P for trend = 2.0 × 10-3). After adjusting for family ascertainment, breast cancer risk estimates on the basis of multiple case families were similar to the estimates from families ascertained through population-based studies (P for difference = .41). On the basis of the combined data, the estimated risks to age 80 years were 53% (95% CI, 44% to 63%) for female breast cancer, 5% (95% CI, 2% to 10%) for ovarian cancer, 2%-3% (95% CI females, 1% to 4%; 95% CI males, 2% to 5%) for pancreatic cancer, and 1% (95% CI, 0.2% to 5%) for male breast cancer. CONCLUSION: These results confirm PALB2 as a major breast cancer susceptibility gene and establish substantial associations between germline PALB2 PVs and ovarian, pancreatic, and male breast cancers. These findings will facilitate incorporation of PALB2 into risk prediction models and optimize the clinical cancer risk management of PALB2 PV carriers.

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Mod Pathol ; 32(12): 1834-1846, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31239549

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Primary ovarian mucinous tumors can be difficult to distinguish from metastatic gastrointestinal neoplasms by histology alone. The expected immunoprofile of a suspected metastatic lower gastrointestinal tumor is CK7-/CK20+/CDX2+/PAX8-. This study assesses the addition of a novel marker SATB2, to improve the diagnostic algorithm. A test cohort included 155 ovarian mucinous tumors (105 carcinomas and 50 borderline tumors) and 230 primary lower gastrointestinal neoplasms (123 colorectal adenocarcinomas and 107 appendiceal neoplasms). All cases were assessed for SATB2, PAX8 CK7, CK20, and CDX2 expression on tissue microarrays. Expression was scored in a 3-tier system as absent, focal (1-50% of tumor cells) and diffuse ( >50% of tumor cells) and then categorized into either absent/present or nondiffuse/diffuse. SATB2 and PAX8 expression was further evaluated in ovarian tumors from an international cohort of 2876 patients (expansion cohort, including 159 mucinous carcinomas and 46 borderline mucinous tumors). The highest accuracy of an individual marker in distinguishing lower gastrointestinal from ovarian mucinous tumors was CK7 (91.7%, nondiffuse/diffuse cut-off) followed by SATB2 (88.8%, present/absent cut-off). The most effective combination was CK7 and SATB2 with accuracy of 95.3% using the 3-tier interpretation, absent/focal/diffuse. This combination outperformed the standard clinical set of CK7, CK20 and CDX2 (87.5%). Re-evaluation of outlier cases confirmed ovarian origin for all but one case. The accuracy of SATB2 was confirmed in the expansion cohort (91.5%). SATB2 expression was also detected in 15% of ovarian endometrioid carcinoma but less than 5% of other ovarian histotypes. A simple two marker combination of CK7 and SATB2 can distinguish lower gastrointestinal from ovarian primary mucinous tumors with greater than 95% accuracy. PAX8 and CDX2 have value as second-line markers. The utility of CK20 in this setting is low and this warrants replacement of this marker with SATB2 in clinical practice.

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Gynecol Oncol ; 154(3): 495-504, 2019 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31204077

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OBJECTIVE: This study is designed to identify genes and pathways that could promote metastasis to the bowel in high-grade serous ovarian cancer (OC) and evaluate their associations with clinical outcomes. METHODS: We performed RNA sequencing of OC primary tumors (PTs) and their corresponding bowel metastases (n = 21 discovery set; n = 18 replication set). Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were those expressed at least 2-fold higher in bowel metastases (BMets) than PTs in at least 30% of patients (P < .05) with no increased expression in paired benign bowel tissue and were validated with quantitative reverse transcription PCR. Using an independent OC cohort (n = 333), associations between DEGs in PTs and surgical and clinical outcomes were performed. Immunohistochemistry and mouse xenograft studies were performed to confirm the role of LRRC15 in promoting metastasis. RESULTS: Among 27 DEGs in the discovery set, 21 were confirmed in the replication set: SFRP2, Col11A1, LRRC15, ADAM12, ADAMTS12, MFAP5, LUM, PLPP4, FAP, POSTN, GRP, MMP11, MMP13, C1QTNF3, EPYC, DIO2, KCNA1, NETO1, NTM, MYH13, and PVALB. Higher expression of more than half of the genes in the PT was associated with an increased requirement for bowel resection at primary surgery and an inability to achieve complete cytoreduction. Increased expression of LRRC15 in BMets was confirmed by immunohistochemistry and knockdown of LRRC15 significantly inhibited tumor progression in mice. CONCLUSIONS: We identified 21 genes that are overexpressed in bowel metastases among patients with OC. Our findings will help select potential molecular targets for the prevention and treatment of malignant bowel obstruction in OC.


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Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/genética , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/patologia , Neoplasias Intestinais/genética , Neoplasias Intestinais/secundário , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Xenoenxertos , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , RNA Neoplásico/genética , Transcriptoma , Regulação para Cima
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Nat Rev Cancer ; 19(6): 339-348, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31076661

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Research into factors affecting treatment response or survival in patients with cancer frequently involves cohorts that span the most common range of clinical outcomes, as such patients are most readily available for study. However, attention has turned to highly unusual patients who have exceptionally favourable or atypically poor responses to treatment and/or overall survival, with the expectation that patients at the extremes may provide insights that could ultimately improve the outcome of individuals with more typical disease trajectories. While clinicians can often recount surprising patients whose clinical journey was very unusual, given known clinical characteristics and prognostic indicators, there is a lack of consensus among researchers on how best to define exceptional patients, and little has been proposed for the optimal design of studies to identify factors that dictate unusual outcome. In this Opinion article, we review different approaches to identifying exceptional patients with cancer and possible study designs to investigate extraordinary clinical outcomes. We discuss pitfalls with finding these rare patients, including challenges associated with accrual of patients across different treatment centres and time periods. We describe recent molecular and immunological factors that have been identified as contributing to unusual patient outcome and make recommendations for future studies on these intriguing patients.


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Sobreviventes de Câncer , Neoplasias/terapia , Humanos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Mutação , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/mortalidade , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento
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Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev ; 28(7): 1117-1126, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30948450

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BACKGROUND: Germline DNA copy number variation (CNV) is a ubiquitous source of genetic variation and remains largely unexplored in association with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) risk. METHODS: CNV was quantified in the DNA of approximately 3,500 cases and controls genotyped with the Illumina 610k and HumanOmni2.5M arrays. We performed a genome-wide association study of common (>1%) CNV regions (CNVRs) with EOC and high-grade serous (HGSOC) risk and, using The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), performed in silico analyses of tumor-gene expression. RESULTS: Three CNVRs were associated (P < 0.01) with EOC risk: two large (∼100 kb) regions within the 610k set and one small (<5 kb) region with the higher resolution 2.5M data. Large CNVRs included a duplication at LILRA6 (OR = 2.57; P = 0.001) and a deletion at CYP2A7 (OR = 1.90; P = 0.007) that were strongly associated with HGSOC risk (OR = 3.02; P = 8.98 × 10-5). Somatic CYP2A7 alterations correlated with EGLN2 expression in tumors (P = 2.94 × 10-47). An intronic ERBB4/HER4 deletion was associated with reduced EOC risk (OR = 0.33; P = 9.5 × 10-2), and somatic deletions correlated with ERBB4 downregulation (P = 7.05 × 10-5). Five CNVRs were associated with HGSOC, including two reduced-risk deletions: one at 1p36.33 (OR = 0.28; P = 0.001) that correlated with lower CDKIIA expression in TCGA tumors (P = 2.7 × 10-7), and another at 8p21.2 (OR = 0.52; P = 0.002) that was present somatically where it correlated with lower GNRH1 expression (P = 5.9 × 10-5). CONCLUSIONS: Though CNV appears to not contribute largely to EOC susceptibility, a number of low-to-common frequency variants may influence the risk of EOC and tumor-gene expression. IMPACT: Further research on CNV and EOC susceptibility is warranted, particularly with CNVs estimated from high-density arrays.

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Sci Rep ; 9(1): 6314, 2019 Apr 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31004097

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As patient derived xenograft (PDX) models are increasingly used for preclinical drug development, strategies to account for the nonhuman component of PDX RNA expression data are critical to its interpretation. A bioinformatics pipeline to separate donor tumor and mouse stroma transcriptome profiles was devised and tested. To examine the molecular fidelity of PDX versus donor tumors, we compared mRNA differences between paired PDX-donor tumors from nine ovarian cancer patients. 1,935 differentially expressed genes were identified between PDX and donor tumors. Over 90% (n = 1767) of these genes were down-regulated in PDX models and enriched in stroma-specific functions. Several protein kinases were also differentially expressed in PDX tumors, e.g. PDGFRA, PDGFRB and CSF1R. Upon in silico removal of these PDX-donor tumor differentially expressed genes, a stronger transcriptional resemblance between PDX-donor tumor pairs was seen (average correlation coefficient increases from 0.91 to 0.95). We devised and validated an effective bioinformatics strategy to separate mouse stroma expression from human tumor expression for PDX RNAseq. In addition, we showed most of the PDX-donor differentially expressed genes were implicated in stromal components. The molecular similarities and differences between PDX and donor tumors have implications in future therapeutic trial designs and treatment response evaluations using PDX models.

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Gynecol Oncol ; 153(2): 343-355, 2019 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30898391

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OBJECTIVE: Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) have focused largely on populations of European ancestry. We aimed to identify common germline variants associated with EOC risk in Asian women. METHODS: Genotyping was performed as part of the OncoArray project. Samples with >60% Asian ancestry were included in the analysis. Genotyping was performed on 533,631 SNPs in 3238 Asian subjects diagnosed with invasive or borderline EOC and 4083 unaffected controls. After imputation, genotypes were available for 11,595,112 SNPs to identify associations. RESULTS: At chromosome 6p25.2, SNP rs7748275 was associated with risk of serous EOC (odds ratio [OR] = 1.34, P = 8.7 × 10-9) and high-grade serous EOC (HGSOC) (OR = 1.34, P = 4.3 × 10-9). SNP rs6902488 at 6p25.2 (r2 = 0.97 with rs7748275) lies in an active enhancer and is predicted to impact binding of STAT3, P300 and ELF1. We identified additional risk loci with low Bayesian false discovery probability (BFDP) scores, indicating they are likely to be true risk associations (BFDP <10%). At chromosome 20q11.22, rs74272064 was associated with HGSOC risk (OR = 1.27, P = 9.0 × 10-8). Overall EOC risk was associated with rs10260419 at chromosome 7p21.3 (OR = 1.33, P = 1.2 × 10-7) and rs74917072 at chromosome 2q37.3 (OR = 1.25, P = 4.7 × 10-7). At 2q37.3, expression quantitative trait locus analysis in 404 HGSOC tissues identified ESPNL as a putative candidate susceptibility gene (P = 1.2 × 10-7). CONCLUSION: While some risk loci were shared between East Asian and European populations, others were population-specific, indicating that the landscape of EOC risk in Asian women has both shared and unique features compared to women of European ancestry.


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Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Sequência de Bases , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Locos de Características Quantitativas
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Cancer Causes Control ; 30(5): 537-547, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30905014

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PURPOSE: Previous epidemiologic studies have shown that smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity are associated with poor survival following a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Yet, the combined relationship of these unfavorable lifestyle factors on ovarian cancer survival has not been sufficiently investigated. METHODS: Using data pooled from 13 studies, we examined the associations between combined exposures to smoking, overweight/obesity weight, and physical inactivity and overall survival (OS) as well as progression-free survival (PFS) among women diagnosed with invasive epithelial ovarian carcinoma (n = 7,022). Using age- and stage-adjusted Cox proportional hazards regression models, we estimated hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) associated with joint exposure to these factors. RESULTS: Combined exposure to current smoking, overweight/obesity, and physical inactivity prior to diagnosis was associated with a significantly increased risk of mortality compared to women who never smoked, had normal body mass index (BMI), and were physically active (HR = 1.37; 95% CI 1.10-1.70). The association for a joint exposure to these factors exceeded that of each exposure individually. In fact, exposure to both current smoking and overweight/obesity, and current smoking and physical inactivity was also associated with increased risk of death (HR = 1.28; 95% CI 1.08-1.52, and HR = 1.26; 95% CI 1.04-1.54, respectively). The associations were of a similar magnitude when former smoking was assessed in combination with the other exposures and when excessive weight was limited to obesity only. No significant associations were observed between joint exposure to any of these factors and PFS. CONCLUSIONS: Joint exposure to smoking, excessive weight, and physical inactivity may negatively impact survival of ovarian cancer patients. These results suggest the importance of examining the combined effect of lifestyle factors on ovarian cancer patients' survival.


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Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/epidemiologia , Comportamento Sedentário , Fumar/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Atividade Motora , Obesidade/complicações , Neoplasias Ovarianas/mortalidade , Sobrepeso/complicações , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Fatores de Risco , Fumar/efeitos adversos , Ganho de Peso
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Cancer Res ; 79(3): 467-481, 2019 02 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30487138

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Genome-wide association studies have identified 40 ovarian cancer risk loci. However, the mechanisms underlying these associations remain elusive. In this study, we conducted a two-pronged approach to identify candidate causal SNPs and assess underlying biological mechanisms at chromosome 9p22.2, the first and most statistically significant associated locus for ovarian cancer susceptibility. Three transcriptional regulatory elements with allele-specific effects and a scaffold/matrix attachment region were characterized and, through physical DNA interactions, BNC2 was established as the most likely target gene. We determined the consensus binding sequence for BNC2 in vitro, verified its enrichment in BNC2 ChIP-seq regions, and validated a set of its downstream target genes. Fine-mapping by dense regional genotyping in over 15,000 ovarian cancer cases and 30,000 controls identified SNPs in the scaffold/matrix attachment region as among the most likely causal variants. This study reveals a comprehensive regulatory landscape at 9p22.2 and proposes a likely mechanism of susceptibility to ovarian cancer. SIGNIFICANCE: Mapping the 9p22.2 ovarian cancer risk locus identifies BNC2 as an ovarian cancer risk gene.See related commentary by Choi and Brown, p. 439.


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Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 9 , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Sequência de Bases , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/genética , DNA de Neoplasias/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único
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Int J Cancer ; 144(9): 2192-2205, 2019 05 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30499236

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As a follow-up to genome-wide association analysis of common variants associated with ovarian carcinoma (cancer), our study considers seven well-known ovarian cancer risk factors and their interactions with 28 genome-wide significant common genetic variants. The interaction analyses were based on data from 9971 ovarian cancer cases and 15,566 controls from 17 case-control studies. Likelihood ratio and Wald tests for multiplicative interaction and for relative excess risk due to additive interaction were used. The top multiplicative interaction was noted between oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use (ever vs. never) and rs13255292 (p value = 3.48 × 10-4 ). Among women with the TT genotype for this variant, the odds ratio for OCP use was 0.53 (95% CI = 0.46-0.60) compared to 0.71 (95%CI = 0.66-0.77) for women with the CC genotype. When stratified by duration of OCP use, women with 1-5 years of OCP use exhibited differential protective benefit across genotypes. However, no interaction on either the multiplicative or additive scale was found to be statistically significant after multiple testing correction. The results suggest that OCP use may offer increased benefit for women who are carriers of the T allele in rs13255292. On the other hand, for women carrying the C allele in this variant, longer (5+ years) use of OCP may reduce the impact of carrying the risk allele of this SNP. Replication of this finding is needed. The study presents a comprehensive analytic framework for conducting gene-environment analysis in ovarian cancer.


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Exposição Ambiental/efeitos adversos , Interação Gene-Ambiente , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/etiologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Anticoncepcionais Orais Hormonais , Meio Ambiente , Feminino , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Genótipo , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Risco
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Cancer Res ; 79(3): 505-517, 2019 02 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30559148

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DNA methylation is instrumental for gene regulation. Global changes in the epigenetic landscape have been recognized as a hallmark of cancer. However, the role of DNA methylation in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) remains unclear. In this study, high-density genetic and DNA methylation data in white blood cells from the Framingham Heart Study (N = 1,595) were used to build genetic models to predict DNA methylation levels. These prediction models were then applied to the summary statistics of a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of ovarian cancer including 22,406 EOC cases and 40,941 controls to investigate genetically predicted DNA methylation levels in association with EOC risk. Among 62,938 CpG sites investigated, genetically predicted methylation levels at 89 CpG were significantly associated with EOC risk at a Bonferroni-corrected threshold of P < 7.94 × 10-7. Of them, 87 were located at GWAS-identified EOC susceptibility regions and two resided in a genomic region not previously reported to be associated with EOC risk. Integrative analyses of genetic, methylation, and gene expression data identified consistent directions of associations across 12 CpG, five genes, and EOC risk, suggesting that methylation at these 12 CpG may influence EOC risk by regulating expression of these five genes, namely MAPT, HOXB3, ABHD8, ARHGAP27, and SKAP1. We identified novel DNA methylation markers associated with EOC risk and propose that methylation at multiple CpG may affect EOC risk via regulation of gene expression. SIGNIFICANCE: Identification of novel DNA methylation markers associated with EOC risk suggests that methylation at multiple CpG may affect EOC risk through regulation of gene expression.


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Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/genética , Metilação de DNA , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Modelos Genéticos , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Risco , Saúde da Mulher
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Hum Mol Genet ; 28(8): 1331-1342, 2019 04 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30576442

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X chromosome inactivation (XCI) is a key epigenetic gene expression regulatory process, which may play a role in women's cancer. In particular tissues, some genes are known to escape XCI, yet patterns of XCI in ovarian cancer (OC) and their clinical associations are largely unknown. To examine XCI in OC, we integrated germline genotype with tumor copy number, gene expression and DNA methylation information from 99 OC patients. Approximately 10% of genes showed different XCI status (either escaping or being subject to XCI) compared with the studies of other tissues. Many of these genes are known oncogenes or tumor suppressors (e.g. DDX3X, TRAPPC2 and TCEANC). We also observed strong association between cis promoter DNA methylation and allele-specific expression imbalance (P = 2.0 × 10-10). Cluster analyses of the integrated data identified two molecular subgroups of OC patients representing those with regulated (N = 47) and dysregulated (N = 52) XCI. This XCI cluster membership was associated with expression of X inactive specific transcript (P = 0.002), a known driver of XCI, as well as age, grade, stage, tumor histology and extent of residual disease following surgical debulking. Patients with dysregulated XCI (N = 52) had shorter time to recurrence (HR = 2.34, P = 0.001) and overall survival time (HR = 1.87, P = 0.02) than those with regulated XCI, although results were attenuated after covariate adjustment. Similar findings were observed when restricted to high-grade serous tumors. We found evidence of a unique OC XCI profile, suggesting that XCI may play an important role in OC biology. Additional studies to examine somatic changes with paired tumor-normal tissue are needed.


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Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/genética , Genes Ligados ao Cromossomo X/genética , Inativação do Cromossomo X/fisiologia , Idoso , Alelos , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/metabolismo , Cromossomos Humanos X/genética , Análise por Conglomerados , Metilação de DNA/genética , Epigênese Genética/genética , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Frequência do Gene/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética/métodos , Genótipo , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Inativação do Cromossomo X/genética
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 19(1): 474, 2018 Dec 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30541426

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BACKGROUND: Unsupervised clustering represents one of the most widely applied methods in analysis of high-throughput 'omics data. A variety of unsupervised model-based or parametric clustering methods and non-parametric clustering methods have been proposed for RNA-seq count data, most of which perform well for large samples, e.g. N ≥ 500. A common issue when analyzing limited samples of RNA-seq count data is that the data follows an over-dispersed distribution, and thus a Negative Binomial likelihood model is often used. Thus, we have developed a Negative Binomial model-based (NBMB) clustering approach for application to RNA-seq studies. RESULTS: We have developed a Negative Binomial Model-Based (NBMB) method to cluster samples using a stochastic version of the expectation-maximization algorithm. A simulation study involving various scenarios was completed to compare the performance of NBMB to Gaussian model-based or Gaussian mixture modeling (GMM). NBMB was also applied for the clustering of two RNA-seq studies; type 2 diabetes study (N = 96) and TCGA study of ovarian cancer (N = 295). Simulation results showed that NBMB outperforms GMM applied with different transformations in majority of scenarios with limited sample size. Additionally, we found that NBMB outperformed GMM for small clusters distance regardless of sample size. Increasing total number of genes with fixed proportion of differentially expressed genes does not change the outperformance of NBMB, but improves the overall performance of GMM. Analysis of type 2 diabetes and ovarian cancer tumor data with NBMB found good agreement with the reported disease subtypes and the gene expression patterns. This method is available in an R package on CRAN named NB.MClust. CONCLUSION: Use of Negative Binomial model based clustering is advisable when clustering over dispersed RNA-seq count data.


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Modelos Estatísticos , Distribuição Normal , Transcriptoma/imunologia , Análise por Conglomerados , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino
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Nat Commun ; 9(1): 3166, 2018 08 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30093612

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Endometrial cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer of the female reproductive tract in developed countries. Through genome-wide association studies (GWAS), we have previously identified eight risk loci for endometrial cancer. Here, we present an expanded meta-analysis of 12,906 endometrial cancer cases and 108,979 controls (including new genotype data for 5624 cases) and identify nine novel genome-wide significant loci, including a locus on 12q24.12 previously identified by meta-GWAS of endometrial and colorectal cancer. At five loci, expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analyses identify candidate causal genes; risk alleles at two of these loci associate with decreased expression of genes, which encode negative regulators of oncogenic signal transduction proteins (SH2B3 (12q24.12) and NF1 (17q11.2)). In summary, this study has doubled the number of known endometrial cancer risk loci and revealed candidate causal genes for future study.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias do Endométrio/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Alelos , Cromatina/química , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Genótipo , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Fatores de Risco , Transdução de Sinais
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Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev ; 27(9): 1101-1109, 2018 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29967001

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Background: Endometrioid carcinoma (EC) and clear cell carcinoma (CC) histotypes of epithelial ovarian cancer are understudied compared with the more common high-grade serous carcinomas (HGSC). We therefore sought to characterize EC and CC transcriptomes in relation to HGSC.Methods: Following bioinformatics processing and gene abundance normalization, differential expression analysis of RNA sequence data collected on fresh-frozen tumors was completed with nonparametric statistical analysis methods (55 ECs, 19 CCs, 112 HGSCs). Association of gene expression with progression-free survival (PFS) was completed with Cox proportional hazards models. Eight additional multi-histotype expression array datasets (N = 852 patients) were used for replication.Results: In the discovery set, tumors generally clustered together by histotype. Thirty-two protein-coding genes were differentially expressed across histotype (P < 1 × 10-10) and showed similar associations in replication datasets, including MAP2K6, KIAA1324, CDH1, ENTPD5, LAMB1, and DRAM1 Nine genes associated with PFS (P < 0.0001) showed similar associations in replication datasets. In particular, we observed shorter PFS time for CC and EC patients with high gene expression for CCNB2, CORO2A, CSNK1G1, FRMD8, LIN54, LINC00664, PDK1, and PEX6, whereas, the converse was observed for HGSC patients.Conclusions: The results suggest important histotype differences that may aid in the development of treatment options, particularly those for patients with EC or CC.Impact: We present replicated findings on transcriptomic differences and how they relate to clinical outcome for two of the rarer ovarian cancer histotypes of EC and CC, along with comparison with the common histotype of HGSC. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev; 27(9); 1101-9. ©2018 AACR.


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Adenocarcinoma de Células Claras/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma Endometrioide/genética , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Transcriptoma , Adenocarcinoma de Células Claras/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinoma Endometrioide/patologia , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/patologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Prognóstico , Taxa de Sobrevida , Adulto Jovem
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Gynecol Oncol ; 150(2): 227-232, 2018 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29925470

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between molecular subtype, intraperitoneal (IP) disease dissemination patterns, resectability, and overall survival (OS) in advanced high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC). METHODS: Patients undergoing primary surgery for stage III-IV HGSOC at Mayo Clinic from 1994 to 2011 were categorized into three IP disease dissemination patterns: upper abdominal or miliary; lower abdominal; and pelvic. Residual disease was defined as 0 (RD0), 0.1-0.5, 0.6-1.0, or >1 cm. Molecular subtypes were derived from Agilent 4x44k tumor mRNA expression profiles and categorized as mesenchymal (MES) or non-mesenchymal (non-MES). RESULTS: Operative and molecular data was available for 334 patients. Median OS was shorter in patients with MES compared to non-MES subtypes (34.2 vs 44.6 months; P = 0.009). Patients with MES subtype were more likely to have upper abdominal/miliary disease compared to non-MES subtype (90% vs. 72%, P < 0.001). For patients with upper abdominal/miliary disease, complete resection (RD0) was less common in MES compared to non-MES subtypes (11% vs. 27%, P = 0.004). On multivariable analysis, RD was the only factor associated with OS (P < 0.001). In patients with upper abdominal/miliary disease, though less commonly achieved, RD0 improved survival irrespective of molecular subtype (median OS of 69.2 and 57.9 months for MES and non-MES subtype). CONCLUSIONS: Our results support a paradigm in which molecular subtype is an important driver of dissemination pattern; this in turn impacts resectability and ultimately survival. Consequently mesenchymal subtype is associated with much lower rates of complete resection, though RD0 remains the most important independent predictor of survival.


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Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/classificação , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/mortalidade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/classificação , Neoplasias Ovarianas/mortalidade , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/patologia , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/cirurgia , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/cirurgia , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Cancer Med ; 7(5): 1978-1987, 2018 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29608257

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Epidemiological, biological, and molecular data suggest links between endometriosis and endometrial cancer, with recent epidemiological studies providing evidence for an association between a previous diagnosis of endometriosis and risk of endometrial cancer. We used genetic data as an alternative approach to investigate shared biological etiology of these two diseases. Genetic correlation analysis of summary level statistics from genomewide association studies (GWAS) using LD Score regression revealed moderate but significant genetic correlation (rg  = 0.23, P = 9.3 × 10-3 ), and SNP effect concordance analysis provided evidence for significant SNP pleiotropy (P = 6.0 × 10-3 ) and concordance in effect direction (P = 2.0 × 10-3 ) between the two diseases. Cross-disease GWAS meta-analysis highlighted 13 distinct loci associated at P ≤ 10-5 with both endometriosis and endometrial cancer, with one locus (SNP rs2475335) located within PTPRD associated at a genomewide significant level (P = 4.9 × 10-8 , OR = 1.11, 95% CI = 1.07-1.15). PTPRD acts in the STAT3 pathway, which has been implicated in both endometriosis and endometrial cancer. This study demonstrates the value of cross-disease genetic analysis to support epidemiological observations and to identify biological pathways of relevance to multiple diseases.


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Neoplasias do Endométrio/genética , Endometriose/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases Classe 2 Semelhantes a Receptores/genética , Austrália/epidemiologia , Neoplasias do Endométrio/epidemiologia , Endometriose/epidemiologia , Endométrio/patologia , Feminino , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo
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Br J Cancer ; 118(8): 1123-1129, 2018 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29555990

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BACKGROUND: Observational studies suggest greater height is associated with increased ovarian cancer risk, but cannot exclude bias and/or confounding as explanations for this. Mendelian randomisation (MR) can provide evidence which may be less prone to bias. METHODS: We pooled data from 39 Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium studies (16,395 cases; 23,003 controls). We applied two-stage predictor-substitution MR, using a weighted genetic risk score combining 609 single-nucleotide polymorphisms. Study-specific odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the association between genetically predicted height and risk were pooled using random-effects meta-analysis. RESULTS: Greater genetically predicted height was associated with increased ovarian cancer risk overall (pooled-OR (pOR) = 1.06; 95% CI: 1.01-1.11 per 5 cm increase in height), and separately for invasive (pOR = 1.06; 95% CI: 1.01-1.11) and borderline (pOR = 1.15; 95% CI: 1.02-1.29) tumours. CONCLUSIONS: Women with a genetic propensity to being taller have increased risk of ovarian cancer. This suggests genes influencing height are involved in pathways promoting ovarian carcinogenesis.


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Estatura/fisiologia , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Estatura/genética , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Geografia , Humanos , Análise da Randomização Mendeliana , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Fatores de Risco , Adulto Jovem
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Cancer Inform ; 17: 1176935118755341, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29434467

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High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) is a complex disease in which initiation and progression have been associated with copy number alterations, epigenetic processes, and, to a lesser extent, germline variation. We hypothesized that, when summarized at the gene level, tumor methylation and germline genetic variation, alone or in combination, influence tumor gene expression in HGSOC. We used Elastic Net (ENET) penalized regression method to evaluate these associations and adjust for somatic copy number in 3 independent data sets comprising tumors from more than 470 patients. Penalized regression models of germline variation, with or without methylation, did not reveal a role in HGSOC gene expression. However, we observed significant association between regional methylation and expression of 5 genes (WDPCP, KRT6C, BRCA2, EFCAB13, and ZNF283). CpGs retained in ENET model for BRCA2 and ZNF283 appeared enriched in several regulatory elements, suggesting that regularized regression may provide a novel utility for integrative genomic analysis.

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