About the Authors

Zheng Ye, Paul Pharoah, John Danesh
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Site, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Honglin Song, Paul Pharoah
Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Site, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Julian P. T Higgins
Public Health Genetics Unit and MRC Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

zy215@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ZY, HS, and JD designed the study. ZY, HS, JPTH, PP, and JD analyzed the data. ZY conducted statistical analyses. ZY and JD drafted the manuscript. ZY, HS, JPTH, PP, and JD edited the manuscript.