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Grant Number: 5R01CA151933-04 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Claus, Elizabeth
Organization: Yale University
Project Title: The Meningioma Consortium: Genome-Wide Association Study
Fiscal Year: 2013
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Abstract

Project Summary/ Abstract Meningioma is the most common primary brain tumor, present in up to one percent of adults, and although often considered benign, has survival comparable to breast cancer. Information on risk factors is extremely limited. In an effort to better define such factors, we are conducting a comprehensive population-based, case/control study of meningioma that includes 1600 cases and 1600 controls drawn from Massachusetts, Connecticut, North Carolina, California and Texas. This will represent the largest population-based collection of meningioma cases worldwide, with more than double the number of cases of any existing study. We are currently collecting biological specimens, and extensive exposure and phenotypic data with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH R01s CA109468, CA109461, CA109745, CA108473, and CA109475). In this application we request funds to genotype the study subjects to find inherited risk loci for meningioma. Our aims are to 1) Conduct the first genome wide association study (GWAS) of meningioma using the 1360 Caucasian cases from our ongoing case/control project and 3420 Caucasian controls drawn from the first half of three control series a) 600 controls from our ongoing case/control project, b) 1699 controls from Illumina iControlDB and c) 1121 controls from the Cancer Genetic Markers of Susceptibility (CGEMs) study, 2) Using 700 additional Caucasian meningioma subjects drawn from our clinical series and the second half of the above mentioned controls (n=3420), replicate candidates from Aim 1 that yielded p<10-5 for association with meningioma. Variants with p < 5.0*10-8 will be considered significant for genome wide association with meningioma risk from combined stage 1 and stage 2 analyses, 3) Replicate previous associations from the Interphone study8a of meningioma risk with variants in BRIP1 (the breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA1)-interacting protein) and ATM (ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene) and 4) Replicate previous associations from the Tineas Capitas study of meningioma risk with variants in DNA repair genes (KRAS2, ERCC2, CCND1).107 The proposed genetic analyses would represent the first GWAS data for meningioma and also provide important replication of previously observed associations with strong biological plausibility given the established association between meningioma risk and ionizing radiation. Identification of risk loci for meningioma will likely have strong etiologic significance with importance for both prevention and treatment.

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Publications

Assessment of autoantibodies to meningioma in a population-based study.
Authors: Wiemels JL, Bracci PM, Wrensch M, Schildkraut J, Bondy M, Pfefferle J, Zhou M, Sison J, Calvocoressi L, Claus EB
Source: Am J Epidemiol, 2013 Jan 1;177(1), p. 75-83.
EPub date: 2012 Dec 6.
PMID: 23221727
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Dental x-rays and risk of meningioma.
Authors: Claus EB, Calvocoressi L, Bondy ML, Schildkraut JM, Wiemels JL, Wrensch M
Source: Cancer, 2012 Sep 15;118(18), p. 4530-7.
EPub date: 2012 Apr 10.
PMID: 22492363
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Cigarette smoking and risk of meningioma: the effect of gender.
Authors: Claus EB, Walsh KM, Calvocoressi L, Bondy ML, Schildkraut JM, Wrensch M, Wiemels JL
Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2012 Jun;21(6), p. 943-50.
EPub date: 2012 Apr 2.
PMID: 22473761
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Family and personal medical history and risk of meningioma.
Authors: Claus EB, Calvocoressi L, Bondy ML, Schildkraut JM, Wiemels JL, Wrensch M
Source: J Neurosurg, 2011 Dec;115(6), p. 1072-7.
EPub date: 2011 Jul 22.
PMID: 21780859
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Treatment and survival of patients with nonmalignant intracranial meningioma: results from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute. Clinical article.
Authors: Cahill KS, Claus EB
Source: J Neurosurg, 2011 Aug;115(2), p. 259-67.
EPub date: 2011 Apr 29.
PMID: 21529132
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Reduced allergy and immunoglobulin E among adults with intracranial meningioma compared to controls.
Authors: Wiemels JL, Wrensch M, Sison JD, Zhou M, Bondy M, Calvocoressi L, Black PM, Yu H, Schildkraut JM, Claus EB
Source: Int J Cancer, 2011 Oct 15;129(8), p. 1932-9.
EPub date: 2011 Apr 25.
PMID: 21520030
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Epidemiology and etiology of meningioma.
Authors: Wiemels J, Wrensch M, Claus EB
Source: J Neurooncol, 2010 Sep;99(3), p. 307-14.
EPub date: 2010 Sep 7.
PMID: 20821343
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Specific genes expressed in association with progesterone receptors in meningioma.
Authors: Claus EB, Park PJ, Carroll R, Chan J, Black PM
Source: Cancer Res, 2008 Jan 1;68(1), p. 314-22.
PMID: 18172325
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