About the Authors

Ulrike Peters

upeters@fhcrc.org

Affiliation Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Kari E. North

Affiliations Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Praveen Sethupathy

Affiliations Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Genetics, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Steve Buyske

Affiliations Department of Genetics, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America, Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America

Jeff Haessler

Affiliation Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Shuo Jiao

Affiliation Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Megan D. Fesinmeyer

Affiliation Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Rebecca D. Jackson

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Lew H. Kuller

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Aleksandar Rajkovic

Affiliation Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Unhee Lim

Affiliation Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Iona Cheng

Affiliation Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Fred Schumacher

Affiliation Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Lynne Wilkens

Affiliation Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Rongling Li

Affiliation Office of Population Genomics, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Keri Monda

Affiliations Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Georg Ehret

Affiliations Center for Complex Disease Genomics, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Division of Cardiology, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland

Khanh-Dung H. Nguyen

Affiliation Center for Complex Disease Genomics, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Richard Cooper

Affiliation Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Cora E. Lewis

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Mark Leppert

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Marguerite R. Irvin

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

C. Charles Gu

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Denise Houston

Affiliation Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Petra Buzkova

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Marylyn Ritchie

Affiliation Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Tara C. Matise

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America

Loic Le Marchand

Affiliation Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Lucia A. Hindorff

Affiliation Office of Population Genomics, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Dana C. Crawford

Affiliations Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, Center for Human Genetics Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Christopher A. Haiman

Affiliation Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Charles Kooperberg

Affiliation Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: UP KEN SB RDJ LLM LAH DCC CAH CK. Performed the experiments: UP KEN PS SB SJ MDF RDJ UL IC FS LW RL KM GE K-DHN RC CEL ML MRI CCG DH PB MR TCM LLM LAH DCC CAH CK. Analyzed the data: UP KEN PS SB JH SJ FS CK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RDJ LHK AR GE K-DHN RC CEL ML MRI CCG DH LLM DCC CAH CK. Wrote the paper: UP KEN PS GE LAH CAH CK.