About the Authors

Anne-Laure Renault

Affiliation Genomics Center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec Research Center and Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Fabienne Lesueur

Affiliation INSERM, U900, Mines ParisTech, Institut Curie, Paris, France

Yan Coulombe

Affiliation Genome Stability Laboratory, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec Research Center, HDQ Pavillon, Oncology Axis, Quebec, Canada

Stéphane Gobeil

Affiliation Genomics Center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec Research Center and Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Penny Soucy

Affiliation Genomics Center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec Research Center and Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Yosr Hamdi

Affiliation Genomics Center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec Research Center and Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Sylvie Desjardins

Affiliation Genomics Center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec Research Center and Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Florence Le Calvez-Kelm

Affiliation Genetic Cancer Susceptibility group, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Maxime Vallée

Affiliations Genomics Center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec Research Center and Laval University, Quebec, Canada, Genetic Cancer Susceptibility group, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Catherine Voegele

Affiliation Genetic Cancer Susceptibility group, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

The Breast Cancer Family Registry

Complete membership of the BCFR can be found in the Acknowledgments.

Affiliations Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Fremont, United States of America, Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, United States of America

John L. Hopper

Affiliation Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Irene L. Andrulis

Affiliations Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Melissa C. Southey

Affiliation Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Esther M. John

Affiliations Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Fremont, United States of America, Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, United States of America

Jean-Yves Masson

Affiliations Genome Stability Laboratory, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec Research Center, HDQ Pavillon, Oncology Axis, Quebec, Canada, Department of Molecular Biology, Medical Biochemistry and Pathology, Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Sean V. Tavtigian

Affiliations Department of Oncological Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, United States of America, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, United States of America

Jacques Simard

Jacques.Simard@crchudequebec.ulaval.ca

Affiliation Genomics Center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec Research Center and Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ALR YH PS JYM FL SVT JS SG. Performed the experiments: ALR YC SD. Analyzed the data: ALR PS JYM FL SVT JS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FLCK CV MV MCS ILA EMJ JLH SG BCFR. Wrote the paper: ALR PS JYM FL SVT JS.