Common sequence variants in chemokine-related genes and risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


International journal of molecular epidemiology and genetics, Volume 4, Issue 4, p.218-27 (2013)


2013, Center-Authored Paper, Clinical Research Division, Epidemiology Core Facility, January 2014, Public Health Sciences Division, Specimen Processing Core Facility


Chemokines are small molecules that when secreted by tissues under pathological conditions such as inflammation are believed to be involved in carcinogenesis. Recent reports have found that the genetic variation in chemokine encoding genes are associated with risk of breast cancer.