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Title: Cancer genetic association studies in the genome-wide age
Authors: Savage SA
Journal: Personalized Medicine
Date: 2008
Branches: CGB
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Abstract: Genome-wide association studies of hundreds of thousands of SNPs have led to a deluge of studies of genetic variation in cancer and other common diseases. Large case-control and cohort studies have identified novel SNPs as markers of cancer risk. Genome-wide association study SNP data have also advanced understanding of population-specific genetic variation. While studies of risk profiles, combinations of SNPs that may increase cancer risk, are not yet clinically applicable, future, large-scale studies will make individualized cancer screening and prevention possible.