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Body mass index and breast cancer survival : a Mendelian randomization analysis. / Guo, Qi; Burgess, Stephen; Turman, Constance; Bolla, Manjeet K; Wang, Qin; Lush, Michael; Abraham, Jean; Aittomäki, Kristiina; Andrulis, Irene L; Apicella, Carmel; Arndt, Volker; Barrdahl, Myrto; Benitez, Javier; Berg, Christine D; Blomqvist, Carl; Bojesen, Stig E; Bonanni, Bernardo; Brand, Judith S; Brenner, Hermann; Broeks, Annegien; Burwinkel, Barbara; Caldas, Carlos; Campa, Daniele; Canzian, Federico; Chang-Claude, Jenny; Chanock, Stephen J; Chin, Suet-Feung; Couch, Fergus J; Cox, Angela; Cross, Simon S; Cybulski, Cezary; Czene, Kamila; Darabi, Hatef; Devilee, Peter; Diver, W Ryan; Dunning, Alison M; Earl, Helena M; Eccles, Diana M; Ekici, Arif B; Eriksson, Mikael; Evans, D Gareth; Fasching, Peter A; Figueroa, Jonine; Flesch-Janys, Dieter; Flyger, Henrik; Gapstur, Susan M; Gaudet, Mia M; Giles, Graham G; Glendon, Gord; Grip, Mervi; Gronwald, Jacek; Haeberle, Lothar; Hall, Per; Hamann, Ute; Hankinson, Susan; Hartikainen, Jaana M; Hein, Alexander; Hiller, Louise; Hogervorst, Frans B; Holleczek, Bernd; Hooning, Maartje J; Hoover, Robert N; Humphreys, Keith; Hunter, David J; Hüsing, Anika; Jakubowska, Anna; Jukkola-Vuorinen, Arja; Kaaks, Rudolf; Kabisch, Maria; Kataja, Vesa; kConFab/AOCS Investigators; Knight, Julia A; Koppert, Linetta B; Kosma, Veli-Matti; Kristensen, Vessela N; Lambrechts, Diether; Marchand, Loic Le; Li, Jingmei; Lindblom, Annika; Lindström, Sara; Lissowska, Jolanta; Lubinski, Jan; Machiela, Mitchell J; Mannermaa, Arto; Manoukian, Siranoush; Margolin, Sara; Marme, Federik; Martens, John WM; McLean, Catriona; Menéndez, Primitiva; Milne, Roger L; Mulligan, Anna Marie; Muranen, Taru A; Nevanlinna, Heli; Neven, Patrick; Nielsen, Sune F; Nordestgaard, Børge G; Olson, Janet E; Perez, Jose IA; Peterlongo, Paolo; Phillips, Kelly-Anne; Poole, Christopher J; Pylkäs, Katri; Radice, Paolo; Rahman, Nazneen; Rüdiger, Thomas; Rudolph, Anja; Sawyer, Elinor J; Schumacher, Fredrick; Seibold, Petra; Seynaeve, Caroline; Shah, Mitul; Smeets, Ann; Southey, Melissa C; Tollenaar, Rob A E M; Tomlinson, Ian; Tsimiklis, Helen; Ulmer, Hans Ulrich; Vachon, Celine; van den Ouweland, Ans MW; Van't Veer, Laura J; Wildiers, Hans; Willett, Walter; Winqvist, Robert; Pilar Zamora, M; Chenevix-Trench, Georgia; Dörk, Thilo; Easton, Douglas F.; García-Closas, Montserrat; Kraft, Peter; Hopper, John L; Zheng, Wei; Schmidt, Marjanka K; Pharoah, Paul DP.

In: International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 46, No. 6, 2017, p. 1814-1822.

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Guo, Q, Burgess, S, Turman, C, Bolla, MK, Wang, Q, Lush, M, Abraham, J, Aittomäki, K, Andrulis, IL, Apicella, C, Arndt, V, Barrdahl, M, Benitez, J, Berg, CD, Blomqvist, C, Bojesen, SE, Bonanni, B, Brand, JS, Brenner, H, Broeks, A, Burwinkel, B, Caldas, C, Campa, D, Canzian, F, Chang-Claude, J, Chanock, SJ, Chin, S-F, Couch, FJ, Cox, A, Cross, SS, Cybulski, C, Czene, K, Darabi, H, Devilee, P, Diver, WR, Dunning, AM, Earl, HM, Eccles, DM, Ekici, AB, Eriksson, M, Evans, DG, Fasching, PA, Figueroa, J, Flesch-Janys, D, Flyger, H, Gapstur, SM, Gaudet, MM, Giles, GG, Glendon, G, Grip, M, Gronwald, J, Haeberle, L, Hall, P, Hamann, U, Hankinson, S, Hartikainen, JM, Hein, A, Hiller, L, Hogervorst, FB, Holleczek, B, Hooning, MJ, Hoover, RN, Humphreys, K, Hunter, DJ, Hüsing, A, Jakubowska, A, Jukkola-Vuorinen, A, Kaaks, R, Kabisch, M, Kataja, V, kConFab/AOCS Investigators, Knight, JA, Koppert, LB, Kosma, V-M, Kristensen, VN, Lambrechts, D, Marchand, LL, Li, J, Lindblom, A, Lindström, S, Lissowska, J, Lubinski, J, Machiela, MJ, Mannermaa, A, Manoukian, S, Margolin, S, Marme, F, Martens, JWM, McLean, C, Menéndez, P, Milne, RL, Mulligan, AM, Muranen, TA, Nevanlinna, H, Neven, P, Nielsen, SF, Nordestgaard, BG, Olson, JE, Perez, JIA, Peterlongo, P, Phillips, K-A, Poole, CJ, Pylkäs, K, Radice, P, Rahman, N, Rüdiger, T, Rudolph, A, Sawyer, EJ, Schumacher, F, Seibold, P, Seynaeve, C, Shah, M, Smeets, A, Southey, MC, Tollenaar, RAEM, Tomlinson, I, Tsimiklis, H, Ulmer, HU, Vachon, C, van den Ouweland, AMW, Van't Veer, LJ, Wildiers, H, Willett, W, Winqvist, R, Pilar Zamora, M, Chenevix-Trench, G, Dörk, T, Easton, DF, García-Closas, M, Kraft, P, Hopper, JL, Zheng, W, Schmidt, MK & Pharoah, PDP 2017, 'Body mass index and breast cancer survival: a Mendelian randomization analysis', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 1814-1822. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyx131

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Guo, Q., Burgess, S., Turman, C., Bolla, M. K., Wang, Q., Lush, M., ... Pharoah, P. DP. (2017). Body mass index and breast cancer survival: a Mendelian randomization analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, 46(6), 1814-1822. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyx131

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Guo Q, Burgess S, Turman C, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Lush M et al. Body mass index and breast cancer survival: a Mendelian randomization analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2017;46(6):1814-1822. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyx131

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Guo, Qi ; Burgess, Stephen ; Turman, Constance ; Bolla, Manjeet K ; Wang, Qin ; Lush, Michael ; Abraham, Jean ; Aittomäki, Kristiina ; Andrulis, Irene L ; Apicella, Carmel ; Arndt, Volker ; Barrdahl, Myrto ; Benitez, Javier ; Berg, Christine D ; Blomqvist, Carl ; Bojesen, Stig E ; Bonanni, Bernardo ; Brand, Judith S ; Brenner, Hermann ; Broeks, Annegien ; Burwinkel, Barbara ; Caldas, Carlos ; Campa, Daniele ; Canzian, Federico ; Chang-Claude, Jenny ; Chanock, Stephen J ; Chin, Suet-Feung ; Couch, Fergus J ; Cox, Angela ; Cross, Simon S ; Cybulski, Cezary ; Czene, Kamila ; Darabi, Hatef ; Devilee, Peter ; Diver, W Ryan ; Dunning, Alison M ; Earl, Helena M ; Eccles, Diana M ; Ekici, Arif B ; Eriksson, Mikael ; Evans, D Gareth ; Fasching, Peter A ; Figueroa, Jonine ; Flesch-Janys, Dieter ; Flyger, Henrik ; Gapstur, Susan M ; Gaudet, Mia M ; Giles, Graham G ; Glendon, Gord ; Grip, Mervi ; Gronwald, Jacek ; Haeberle, Lothar ; Hall, Per ; Hamann, Ute ; Hankinson, Susan ; Hartikainen, Jaana M ; Hein, Alexander ; Hiller, Louise ; Hogervorst, Frans B ; Holleczek, Bernd ; Hooning, Maartje J ; Hoover, Robert N ; Humphreys, Keith ; Hunter, David J ; Hüsing, Anika ; Jakubowska, Anna ; Jukkola-Vuorinen, Arja ; Kaaks, Rudolf ; Kabisch, Maria ; Kataja, Vesa ; kConFab/AOCS Investigators ; Knight, Julia A ; Koppert, Linetta B ; Kosma, Veli-Matti ; Kristensen, Vessela N ; Lambrechts, Diether ; Marchand, Loic Le ; Li, Jingmei ; Lindblom, Annika ; Lindström, Sara ; Lissowska, Jolanta ; Lubinski, Jan ; Machiela, Mitchell J ; Mannermaa, Arto ; Manoukian, Siranoush ; Margolin, Sara ; Marme, Federik ; Martens, John WM ; McLean, Catriona ; Menéndez, Primitiva ; Milne, Roger L ; Mulligan, Anna Marie ; Muranen, Taru A ; Nevanlinna, Heli ; Neven, Patrick ; Nielsen, Sune F ; Nordestgaard, Børge G ; Olson, Janet E ; Perez, Jose IA ; Peterlongo, Paolo ; Phillips, Kelly-Anne ; Poole, Christopher J ; Pylkäs, Katri ; Radice, Paolo ; Rahman, Nazneen ; Rüdiger, Thomas ; Rudolph, Anja ; Sawyer, Elinor J ; Schumacher, Fredrick ; Seibold, Petra ; Seynaeve, Caroline ; Shah, Mitul ; Smeets, Ann ; Southey, Melissa C ; Tollenaar, Rob A E M ; Tomlinson, Ian ; Tsimiklis, Helen ; Ulmer, Hans Ulrich ; Vachon, Celine ; van den Ouweland, Ans MW ; Van't Veer, Laura J ; Wildiers, Hans ; Willett, Walter ; Winqvist, Robert ; Pilar Zamora, M ; Chenevix-Trench, Georgia ; Dörk, Thilo ; Easton, Douglas F. ; García-Closas, Montserrat ; Kraft, Peter ; Hopper, John L ; Zheng, Wei ; Schmidt, Marjanka K ; Pharoah, Paul DP. / Body mass index and breast cancer survival : a Mendelian randomization analysis. In: International Journal of Epidemiology. 2017 ; Vol. 46, No. 6. pp. 1814-1822.

Bibtex

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title = "Body mass index and breast cancer survival: a Mendelian randomization analysis",
abstract = "Background: There is increasing evidence that elevated body mass index (BMI) is associated with reduced survival for women with breast cancer. However, the underlying reasons remain unclear. We conducted a Mendelian randomization analysis to investigate a possible causal role of BMI in survival from breast cancer.Methods: We used individual-level data from six large breast cancer case-cohorts including a total of 36 210 individuals (2475 events) of European ancestry. We created a BMI genetic risk score (GRS) based on genotypes at 94 known BMI-associated genetic variants. Association between the BMI genetic score and breast cancer survival was analysed by Cox regression for each study separately. Study-specific hazard ratios were pooled using fixed-effect meta-analysis.Results: BMI genetic score was found to be associated with reduced breast cancer-specific survival for estrogen receptor (ER)-positive cases [hazard ratio (HR) = 1.11, per one-unit increment of GRS, 95{\%} confidence interval (CI) 1.01-1.22, P = 0.03). We observed no association for ER-negative cases (HR = 1.00, per one-unit increment of GRS, 95{\%} CI 0.89-1.13, P = 0.95).Conclusions: Our findings suggest a causal effect of increased BMI on reduced breast cancer survival for ER-positive breast cancer. There is no evidence of a causal effect of higher BMI on survival for ER-negative breast cancer cases.",
author = "Qi Guo and Stephen Burgess and Constance Turman and Bolla, {Manjeet K} and Qin Wang and Michael Lush and Jean Abraham and Kristiina Aittom{\"a}ki and Andrulis, {Irene L} and Carmel Apicella and Volker Arndt and Myrto Barrdahl and Javier Benitez and Berg, {Christine D} and Carl Blomqvist and Bojesen, {Stig E} and Bernardo Bonanni and Brand, {Judith S} and Hermann Brenner and Annegien Broeks and Barbara Burwinkel and Carlos Caldas and Daniele Campa and Federico Canzian and Jenny Chang-Claude and Chanock, {Stephen J} and Suet-Feung Chin and Couch, {Fergus J} and Angela Cox and Cross, {Simon S} and Cezary Cybulski and Kamila Czene and Hatef Darabi and Peter Devilee and Diver, {W Ryan} and Dunning, {Alison M} and Earl, {Helena M} and Eccles, {Diana M} and Ekici, {Arif B} and Mikael Eriksson and Evans, {D Gareth} and Fasching, {Peter A} and Jonine Figueroa and Dieter Flesch-Janys and Henrik Flyger and Gapstur, {Susan M} and Gaudet, {Mia M} and Giles, {Graham G} and Gord Glendon and Mervi Grip and Jacek Gronwald and Lothar Haeberle and Per Hall and Ute Hamann and Susan Hankinson and Hartikainen, {Jaana M} and Alexander Hein and Louise Hiller and Hogervorst, {Frans B} and Bernd Holleczek and Hooning, {Maartje J} and Hoover, {Robert N} and Keith Humphreys and Hunter, {David J} and Anika H{\"u}sing and Anna Jakubowska and Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen and Rudolf Kaaks and Maria Kabisch and Vesa Kataja and {kConFab/AOCS Investigators} and Knight, {Julia A} and Koppert, {Linetta B} and Veli-Matti Kosma and Kristensen, {Vessela N} and Diether Lambrechts and Marchand, {Loic Le} and Jingmei Li and Annika Lindblom and Sara Lindstr{\"o}m and Jolanta Lissowska and Jan Lubinski and Machiela, {Mitchell J} and Arto Mannermaa and Siranoush Manoukian and Sara Margolin and Federik Marme and Martens, {John WM} and Catriona McLean and Primitiva Men{\'e}ndez and Milne, {Roger L} and Mulligan, {Anna Marie} and Muranen, {Taru A} and Heli Nevanlinna and Patrick Neven and Nielsen, {Sune F} and Nordestgaard, {B{\o}rge G} and Olson, {Janet E} and Perez, {Jose IA} and Paolo Peterlongo and Kelly-Anne Phillips and Poole, {Christopher J} and Katri Pylk{\"a}s and Paolo Radice and Nazneen Rahman and Thomas R{\"u}diger and Anja Rudolph and Sawyer, {Elinor J} and Fredrick Schumacher and Petra Seibold and Caroline Seynaeve and Mitul Shah and Ann Smeets and Southey, {Melissa C} and Tollenaar, {Rob A E M} and Ian Tomlinson and Helen Tsimiklis and Ulmer, {Hans Ulrich} and Celine Vachon and {van den Ouweland}, {Ans MW} and {Van't Veer}, {Laura J} and Hans Wildiers and Walter Willett and Robert Winqvist and {Pilar Zamora}, M and Georgia Chenevix-Trench and Thilo D{\"o}rk and Easton, {Douglas F.} and Montserrat Garc{\'i}a-Closas and Peter Kraft and Hopper, {John L} and Wei Zheng and Schmidt, {Marjanka K} and Pharoah, {Paul DP}",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Body mass index and breast cancer survival

T2 - a Mendelian randomization analysis

AU - Guo, Qi

AU - Burgess, Stephen

AU - Turman, Constance

AU - Bolla, Manjeet K

AU - Wang, Qin

AU - Lush, Michael

AU - Abraham, Jean

AU - Aittomäki, Kristiina

AU - Andrulis, Irene L

AU - Apicella, Carmel

AU - Arndt, Volker

AU - Barrdahl, Myrto

AU - Benitez, Javier

AU - Berg, Christine D

AU - Blomqvist, Carl

AU - Bojesen, Stig E

AU - Bonanni, Bernardo

AU - Brand, Judith S

AU - Brenner, Hermann

AU - Broeks, Annegien

AU - Burwinkel, Barbara

AU - Caldas, Carlos

AU - Campa, Daniele

AU - Canzian, Federico

AU - Chang-Claude, Jenny

AU - Chanock, Stephen J

AU - Chin, Suet-Feung

AU - Couch, Fergus J

AU - Cox, Angela

AU - Cross, Simon S

AU - Cybulski, Cezary

AU - Czene, Kamila

AU - Darabi, Hatef

AU - Devilee, Peter

AU - Diver, W Ryan

AU - Dunning, Alison M

AU - Earl, Helena M

AU - Eccles, Diana M

AU - Ekici, Arif B

AU - Eriksson, Mikael

AU - Evans, D Gareth

AU - Fasching, Peter A

AU - Figueroa, Jonine

AU - Flesch-Janys, Dieter

AU - Flyger, Henrik

AU - Gapstur, Susan M

AU - Gaudet, Mia M

AU - Giles, Graham G

AU - Glendon, Gord

AU - Grip, Mervi

AU - Gronwald, Jacek

AU - Haeberle, Lothar

AU - Hall, Per

AU - Hamann, Ute

AU - Hankinson, Susan

AU - Hartikainen, Jaana M

AU - Hein, Alexander

AU - Hiller, Louise

AU - Hogervorst, Frans B

AU - Holleczek, Bernd

AU - Hooning, Maartje J

AU - Hoover, Robert N

AU - Humphreys, Keith

AU - Hunter, David J

AU - Hüsing, Anika

AU - Jakubowska, Anna

AU - Jukkola-Vuorinen, Arja

AU - Kaaks, Rudolf

AU - Kabisch, Maria

AU - Kataja, Vesa

AU - kConFab/AOCS Investigators

AU - Knight, Julia A

AU - Koppert, Linetta B

AU - Kosma, Veli-Matti

AU - Kristensen, Vessela N

AU - Lambrechts, Diether

AU - Marchand, Loic Le

AU - Li, Jingmei

AU - Lindblom, Annika

AU - Lindström, Sara

AU - Lissowska, Jolanta

AU - Lubinski, Jan

AU - Machiela, Mitchell J

AU - Mannermaa, Arto

AU - Manoukian, Siranoush

AU - Margolin, Sara

AU - Marme, Federik

AU - Martens, John WM

AU - McLean, Catriona

AU - Menéndez, Primitiva

AU - Milne, Roger L

AU - Mulligan, Anna Marie

AU - Muranen, Taru A

AU - Nevanlinna, Heli

AU - Neven, Patrick

AU - Nielsen, Sune F

AU - Nordestgaard, Børge G

AU - Olson, Janet E

AU - Perez, Jose IA

AU - Peterlongo, Paolo

AU - Phillips, Kelly-Anne

AU - Poole, Christopher J

AU - Pylkäs, Katri

AU - Radice, Paolo

AU - Rahman, Nazneen

AU - Rüdiger, Thomas

AU - Rudolph, Anja

AU - Sawyer, Elinor J

AU - Schumacher, Fredrick

AU - Seibold, Petra

AU - Seynaeve, Caroline

AU - Shah, Mitul

AU - Smeets, Ann

AU - Southey, Melissa C

AU - Tollenaar, Rob A E M

AU - Tomlinson, Ian

AU - Tsimiklis, Helen

AU - Ulmer, Hans Ulrich

AU - Vachon, Celine

AU - van den Ouweland, Ans MW

AU - Van't Veer, Laura J

AU - Wildiers, Hans

AU - Willett, Walter

AU - Winqvist, Robert

AU - Pilar Zamora, M

AU - Chenevix-Trench, Georgia

AU - Dörk, Thilo

AU - Easton, Douglas F.

AU - García-Closas, Montserrat

AU - Kraft, Peter

AU - Hopper, John L

AU - Zheng, Wei

AU - Schmidt, Marjanka K

AU - Pharoah, Paul DP

N1 - © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Epidemiological Association

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - Background: There is increasing evidence that elevated body mass index (BMI) is associated with reduced survival for women with breast cancer. However, the underlying reasons remain unclear. We conducted a Mendelian randomization analysis to investigate a possible causal role of BMI in survival from breast cancer.Methods: We used individual-level data from six large breast cancer case-cohorts including a total of 36 210 individuals (2475 events) of European ancestry. We created a BMI genetic risk score (GRS) based on genotypes at 94 known BMI-associated genetic variants. Association between the BMI genetic score and breast cancer survival was analysed by Cox regression for each study separately. Study-specific hazard ratios were pooled using fixed-effect meta-analysis.Results: BMI genetic score was found to be associated with reduced breast cancer-specific survival for estrogen receptor (ER)-positive cases [hazard ratio (HR) = 1.11, per one-unit increment of GRS, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.01-1.22, P = 0.03). We observed no association for ER-negative cases (HR = 1.00, per one-unit increment of GRS, 95% CI 0.89-1.13, P = 0.95).Conclusions: Our findings suggest a causal effect of increased BMI on reduced breast cancer survival for ER-positive breast cancer. There is no evidence of a causal effect of higher BMI on survival for ER-negative breast cancer cases.

AB - Background: There is increasing evidence that elevated body mass index (BMI) is associated with reduced survival for women with breast cancer. However, the underlying reasons remain unclear. We conducted a Mendelian randomization analysis to investigate a possible causal role of BMI in survival from breast cancer.Methods: We used individual-level data from six large breast cancer case-cohorts including a total of 36 210 individuals (2475 events) of European ancestry. We created a BMI genetic risk score (GRS) based on genotypes at 94 known BMI-associated genetic variants. Association between the BMI genetic score and breast cancer survival was analysed by Cox regression for each study separately. Study-specific hazard ratios were pooled using fixed-effect meta-analysis.Results: BMI genetic score was found to be associated with reduced breast cancer-specific survival for estrogen receptor (ER)-positive cases [hazard ratio (HR) = 1.11, per one-unit increment of GRS, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.01-1.22, P = 0.03). We observed no association for ER-negative cases (HR = 1.00, per one-unit increment of GRS, 95% CI 0.89-1.13, P = 0.95).Conclusions: Our findings suggest a causal effect of increased BMI on reduced breast cancer survival for ER-positive breast cancer. There is no evidence of a causal effect of higher BMI on survival for ER-negative breast cancer cases.

U2 - 10.1093/ije/dyx131

DO - 10.1093/ije/dyx131

M3 - Journal article

VL - 46

SP - 1814

EP - 1822

JO - International Journal of Epidemiology

JF - International Journal of Epidemiology

SN - 0300-5771

IS - 6

ER -

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