About the Authors

Jiali Han

Affiliations Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program of Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Peter Kraft

Affiliations Program of Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Hongmei Nan

Affiliations Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program of Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Qun Guo

Affiliations Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program of Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Constance Chen

Affiliations Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, BioInformed, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America

Abrar Qureshi

Affiliation Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Susan E. Hankinson

Affiliation Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Frank B. Hu

Affiliations Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

David L. Duffy

Affiliation Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

Zhen Zhen Zhao

Affiliation Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

Nicholas G. Martin

Affiliation Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

Grant W. Montgomery

Affiliation Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

Nicholas K. Hayward

Affiliation Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

Gilles Thomas

Affiliation Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Robert N. Hoover

Affiliation Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Stephen Chanock

Affiliation Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

David J. Hunter

dhunter@hsph.harvard.edu

Affiliations Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program of Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JH PK HN AQ SH DD ZZ NM GM NH GT RH DH. Performed the experiments: DD ZZ NM GM NH GT RH DH. Analyzed the data: JH PK HN QG CC DD ZZ NM GM NH GT RH DH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PK HN QG CC SH FH DD ZZ NM GM NH GT RH DH. Wrote the paper: JH PK HN DD ZZ NM GM NH GT RH DH.