About the Authors

Shusuke Akamatsu, Ryo Takata, Hidewaki Nakagawa
Laboratory for Biomarker Development, Center for Genomic Medicine, RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan

Shusuke Akamatsu, Takahiro Inoue, Osamu Ogawa
Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Atsushi Takahashi, Naoyuki Kamatani, Tomoaki Fujioka
Laboratory for Statistical Analysis, Center for Genomic Medicine, RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan

Ryo Takata
Department of Urology, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan

Michiaki Kubo
Laboratory for Genotyping Development, Center for Genomic Medicine, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan

Takashi Morizono, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda
Laboratory for Medical Informatics, Center for Genomic Medicine, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan

Christopher A. Haiman, Peggy Wan, Gary K. Chen, Brian E. Henderson
Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Loic Le Marchand, Laurence N. Kolonel
Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Centre, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Tomonori Habuchi
Department of Urology, Akita University School of Medicine, Akita, Japan

Yusuke Nakamura
Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Corresponding Author

hidewaki@ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SA RT YN OO HN. Performed the experiments: SA AT TI CAH. Analyzed the data: SA AT RT TM TT NK CAH PW GKC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TI MK TM TT NK CAH LLM LNK BEH TF TH YN OO. Wrote the paper: SA AT CAH HN.