About the Authors

Simone Picelli

Contributed equally to this work with: Simone Picelli, Justo Lorenzo Bermejo

simone.picelli@licr.ki.se

Affiliations Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research – Stockholm branch, Stockholm, Sweden

Justo Lorenzo Bermejo

Contributed equally to this work with: Simone Picelli, Justo Lorenzo Bermejo

Affiliations Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Division of Molecular Genetic Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

Jenny Chang-Claude

Affiliation Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

Michael Hoffmeister

Affiliation Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

Ceres Fernández-Rozadilla

Affiliation Galician Public Foundation of Genomic Medicine (FPGMX), Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER), Genomics Medicine Group, Hospital Clínico, Santiago de Compostela, University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

Angel Carracedo

Affiliation Galician Public Foundation of Genomic Medicine (FPGMX), Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER), Genomics Medicine Group, Hospital Clínico, Santiago de Compostela, University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

Antoni Castells

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital Clínic, The Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Sergi Castellví-Bel

Membership of The EPICOLON Consortium is provided in the Acknowledgments.

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital Clínic, The Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AL. Performed the experiments: SP JCC MH CFR A. Carracedo A. Castells SCB AN BP LV HM BTP GS PP CN SV LL GC AT SMF IT VM TVW JW MD PR RJS PV CRP HB SB HV JH CS. Analyzed the data: SP JLB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AL JLB JCC MH CFR A. Carracedo A. Castells SCB AN BP LV HM BTP GS PP CN SV LL GC AT SMF IT VM TVW JW MD PR RJS PV CRP HB SB HV JH CS EPICOLON Consortium. Wrote the paper: SP JLB AL.