The Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG) conducts focused studies on particular regions of the genome conclusively identified in cancer-specific genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and linkage studies in high-risk families.
LTG's mission is to understand the contribution of germline genetic variation to cancer etiology and outcomes. Its primary goals are to investigate regions of genetic variation by:
Learn more about specific LTG research areas.
Essential to the mission of the Laboratory is a close collaboration with the NCI-Frederick Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory (CGR). Formerly known as the Core Genotyping Facility (CGF), this laboratory designs and conducts high throughput sequencing, genotyping, and analysis in support of large scale epidemiologic studies.
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Ghosh A, Hartge P, Purdue MP, Chanock SJ, Amundadottir L, Wang Z, Wentzensen N, Chatterjee N, Wacholder S. Assessing Disease Risk in Genome-wide Association Studies Using Family History. Epidemiology 2012
Chung CC, Boland J, Yeager M, Jacobs KB, Zhang X, […] Chanock SJ. Comprehensive resequence analysis of a 123-kb region of chromosome 11q13 associated with prostate cancer. Prostate 2012
Postel-Vinay S, […] Chanock SJ, Thomas G, Cox DG, Delattre O. Common variants near TARDBP and EGR2 are associated with susceptibility to Ewing sarcoma. Nat Genet 2012
Li D, Duell EJ, Yu K, […] Amundadottir L*, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ*. Pathway Analysis of Genome-wide Association Study Data Highlights Pancreatic Development Genes as Susceptibility Factors for Pancreatic Cancer. Carcinogenesis 2012 *co-last authors
Wang Z, Parikh H, Jia J, Myers T, Yeager M, […] Amundadottir L. Y chromosome haplogroups and prostate cancer in populations of European and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. Hum Genet 2012
Fu YP, Kohaar I, Rothman N, Earl J, Figueroa JD, […] Prokunina-Olsson L. Common genetic variants in the PSCA gene influence gene expression and bladder cancer risk. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2012
Tang W, Fu YP, Figueroa JD, Malats N, Garcia-Closas M, […] Prokunina-Olsson L. Mapping of the UGT1A locus identifies an uncommon coding variant that affects mRNA expression and protects from bladder cancer. Hum Mol Genet 2012
Stark MS, Woods SL, Gartside MG, Bonazzi VF, Dutton-Regester K, […] Brown KM, Gibbs R, Trent J, Hayward NK. Frequent somatic mutations in MAP3K5 and MAP3K9 in metastatic melanoma identified by exome sequencing. Nat Genet 2011