cancergenetics The risk of breast cancer was 23% higher in women who had one copy of genetic variant (the A-C-A haplotype: rs7712023-rs299290-rs10515860), and 46% higher in women with two copies. In addition, those women were diagnosed an average of 12 months younger than women from the control group, suggesting that HMMR is linked to early-onset breast cancer.
However, a more recent, larger European case-control study found no association between rs10515860 and risk of breast cancer.[PMID 19065580]
- rs10515860 [odds ratio (OR; AA/GG), 0.85; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.65-1.12; P(trend) = 0.9],
- rs299290 [OR (CC/TT), 1.00; 95% CI, 0.87-1.15; P(trend) = 0.7],
- rs3756648 (rs7712023) [OR (TT/CC), 0.93; 95% CI, 0.84-1.02; P(trend) = 0.1],
- rs299284 [OR (TT/CC), 1.01; 95% CI, 0.76-1.35; P(trend) = 0.5], and *rs13183712 [OR (TT/GG), 1.04; 95% CI, 0.88-1.23; P(trend) = 0.6].