About the Authors

Paolo Boffetta

paolo.boffetta@mssm.edu (PB) (PB); jpotter@fhcrc.org (JDP) (JP)

Affiliations Mount Sinai School of Medicine, The Tisch Cancer Institute, New York, New York, United States of America, International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France

Dale McLerran

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

Yu Chen

Affiliation Department of Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Manami Inoue

Affiliation Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan

Rashmi Sinha

Affiliation Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Jiang He

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Prakash Chandra Gupta

Affiliation Healis-Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, Navi Mumbai, India

Shoichiro Tsugane

Affiliation Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan

Fujiko Irie

Affiliation Department of Health and Social Services, Ibaraki Prefectural Government, Ibaraki, Japan

Akiko Tamakoshi

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Aichi Medical University School of Medicine, Aichi, Japan

Yu-Tang Gao

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Shanghai Cancer Institute, Shanghai, China

Xiao-Ou Shu

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Renwei Wang

Affiliation Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Ichiro Tsuji

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

Shinichi Kuriyama

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

Keitaro Matsuo

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan

Hiroshi Satoh

Affiliation Environmental Health Sciences, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

Chien-Jen Chen

Affiliations Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Graduate Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Jian-Min Yuan

Affiliation Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Keun-Young Yoo

Affiliation Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Habibul Ahsan

Affiliation Departments of Health Studies, Medicine and Human Genetics and Cancer Research Center, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Wen-Harn Pan

Affiliations Graduate Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Biochemical Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Dongfeng Gu

Affiliation Fuwai Hospital and Cardiovascular Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China National Center for Cardiovascular Disease, Beijing, China

Mangesh Suryakant Pednekar

Affiliation Healis-Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, Navi Mumbai, India

Shizuka Sasazuki

Affiliation Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan

Toshimi Sairenchi

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Dokkyo Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan

Gong Yang

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Yong-Bing Xiang

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Shanghai Cancer Institute, Shanghai, China

Masato Nagai

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

Hideo Tanaka

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan

Yoshikazu Nishino

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology, Miyagi Cancer Center Research Institute, Miyagi, Japan

San-Lin You

Affiliation Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Woon-Puay Koh

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Sue K. Park

Affiliation Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine and Cancer Research Institute and Institute of Health Policy and Management, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Chen-Yang Shen

Affiliations Taiwan Biobank, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Graduate Institute of Environmental Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Mark Thornquist

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

Daehee Kang

Affiliation Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Betsy Rolland

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

Ziding Feng

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

Wei Zheng

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

John D. Potter

paolo.boffetta@mssm.edu (PB) (PB); jpotter@fhcrc.org (JDP) (JP)

Affiliation Department 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: PB YC MI RS BR ZF WZ JDP. Performed the experiments: YC MI WZ JH PCG ST FI AT Y-TG X-OS RW IT SK KM HS C-JC J-MY K-YY HA W-HP DG MSP SS GY Y-BX MN HT YN S-LY W-PK SKP C-YS DK. Analyzed the data: DM MT ZF. Wrote the manuscript: PB DM YC MI RS BR ZF WZ JDP. Reviewed and approved the manuscript: PB DM YC MI RS JH PCG ST FI AT Y-TG X-OS RW IT SK KM HS C-JC J-MY K-YY HA W-HP DG MSP SS TS GY Y-BX MN HT YN S-LY W-PK SKP C-YS MDT DK BR ZF WZ JDP.