Genome-wide association study of follicular lymphoma identifies a risk locus at 6p21.32.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Nature genetics, Volume 42, Issue 8, p.661-4 (2010)


2010, Center-Authored Paper, Disease Susceptibility, Genetic Variation, Genome-Wide Association Study, Humans, Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell, Lymphoma, Follicular, Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin, Major Histocompatibility Complex, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors


To identify susceptibility loci for non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes, we conducted a three-stage genome-wide association study. We identified two variants associated with follicular lymphoma at 6p21.32 (rs10484561, combined P = 1.12 x 10(-29) and rs7755224, combined P = 2.00 x 10(-19); r(2) = 1.0), supporting the idea that major histocompatibility complex genetic variation influences follicular lymphoma susceptibility. We also found confirmatory evidence of a previously reported association between chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma and rs735665 (combined P = 4.24 x 10(-9)).