About the Authors

Paula L. Hyland

hylandpl@mail.nih.gov

Affiliations Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Nan Hu

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

Melissa Rotunno

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

Hua Su

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

Chaoyu Wang

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

Lemin Wang

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

Ruth M. Pfeiffer

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

Barbara Gherman

Affiliation Westat, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Carol Giffen

Affiliation Information Management Services, Inc, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Cathy Dykes

Affiliation Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Sanford M. Dawsey

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

Christian C. Abnet

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

Kathryn M. Johnson

Affiliation Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Ruben D. Acosta

Affiliation Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Patrick E. Young

Affiliation Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Brooks D. Cash

Affiliation Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Philip R. Taylor

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

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interests: Co-author Carol Giffen is employed by Information Management Services, Inc., a biomedical information management company that has contractually served as a biomedical and computing support resource for the National Cancer Institute for more than 30 years. Co-author Barbara Gherman is employed by Westat, a company that has contractually supported clinical research for the NCI for more than 30 years. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PLH SMD CCA PEY RDA BDC PRT. Performed the experiments: NH HS CW LW KMJ. Analyzed the data: PLH RM RMP KMJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PLH BG CG CD NH HS CW LW RMP MR KMJ. Wrote the manuscript: PLH. Tissue and data collection and management: CD BG CG.