Telomere length-associated genetic variants and the risk of thyroid cancer in survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS)

Maria M. Gramatges, Lindsay M. Morton, Yutaka Yasui, Michael A. Arnold, Joseph P. Neglia, Wendy M. Leisenring, Mitchell J. Machiela, Casey L. Dagnall, Stephen J. Chanock, Gregory T. Armstrong, Leslie L. Robison, Smita Bhatia, Philip J. Lupo

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Background: Given the inverse relationship described previously between telomere content and thyroid subsequent malignant neoplasm (thyroid SMN) in survivors of childhood cancer, we investigated the relationship between known genetic determinants of leukocyte telomere length (LTL) and thyroid SMN among survivors. Methods: Leveraging data from a large, genotyped survivor cohort, the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, we used a well-described genetic risk score method to estimate the HR for thyroid SMN among 5,324 genotyped survivors. Results: We identified 118 survivors with thyroid SMN and 5,206 without thyroid SMN. No association between genetically estimated LTL and risk for thyroid SMN was identified. Conclusions: Our results suggest that variation in common SNPs influencing LTL is not strongly associated with risk for thyroid SMN in survivors of childhood cancer. Impact: The previously observed inverse relationship between LTL and thyroid SMN risk in survivors of childhood cancer may be related to alternative molecular mechanisms and warrants further study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-419
Number of pages3
JournalCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention
Volume28
Issue number2
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StatePublished - Feb 2019

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Telomere
Thyroid Neoplasms
Thyroid Gland
Neoplasms
Leukocytes
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

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Telomere length-associated genetic variants and the risk of thyroid cancer in survivors of childhood cancer : A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). / Gramatges, Maria M.; Morton, Lindsay M.; Yasui, Yutaka; Arnold, Michael A.; Neglia, Joseph P.; Leisenring, Wendy M.; Machiela, Mitchell J.; Dagnall, Casey L.; Chanock, Stephen J.; Armstrong, Gregory T.; Robison, Leslie L.; Bhatia, Smita; Lupo, Philip J.

In: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, Vol. 28, No. 2, 02.2019, p. 417-419.

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Gramatges, MM, Morton, LM, Yasui, Y, Arnold, MA, Neglia, JP, Leisenring, WM, Machiela, MJ, Dagnall, CL, Chanock, SJ, Armstrong, GT, Robison, LL, Bhatia, S & Lupo, PJ 2019, 'Telomere length-associated genetic variants and the risk of thyroid cancer in survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS)', Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 417-419. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-18-0972
Gramatges, Maria M. ; Morton, Lindsay M. ; Yasui, Yutaka ; Arnold, Michael A. ; Neglia, Joseph P. ; Leisenring, Wendy M. ; Machiela, Mitchell J. ; Dagnall, Casey L. ; Chanock, Stephen J. ; Armstrong, Gregory T. ; Robison, Leslie L. ; Bhatia, Smita ; Lupo, Philip J. / Telomere length-associated genetic variants and the risk of thyroid cancer in survivors of childhood cancer : A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). In: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 2019 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 417-419.
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