Research Findings

Genetic Studies - Other Cancers

Analysis of heritability and shared heritability based on genome-wide association studies for thirteen cancer types (2015)
 Findings from an analysis of more than 80,000 individuals revealed a large heritable component to most cancers, but most of the cancer heritability could not be attributed to known susceptibility loci, marker SNPs were not consistently present across cancers, and genetic correlations between most pairs of cancer sites were not strong.