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Mutational signatures associated with tobacco smoking in human cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Science, November 2016
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216 news outlets
blogs
11 blogs
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1 policy source
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810 tweeters
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29 Facebook pages
wikipedia
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12 Google+ users
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1 Redditor

Citations

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Title
Mutational signatures associated with tobacco smoking in human cancer
Published in
Science, November 2016
DOI 10.1126/science.aag0299
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Authors

L. B. Alexandrov, Y. S. Ju, K. Haase, P. Van Loo, I. Martincorena, S. Nik-Zainal, Y. Totoki, A. Fujimoto, H. Nakagawa, T. Shibata, P. J. Campbell, P. Vineis, D. H. Phillips, M. R. Stratton

Abstract

Tobacco smoking increases the risk of at least 17 classes of human cancer. We analyzed somatic mutations and DNA methylation in 5243 cancers of types for which tobacco smoking confers an elevated risk. Smoking is associated with increased mutation burdens of multiple distinct mutational signatures, which contribute to different extents in different cancers. One of these signatures, mainly found in cancers derived from tissues directly exposed to tobacco smoke, is attributable to misreplication of DNA damage caused by tobacco carcinogens. Others likely reflect indirect activation of DNA editing by APOBEC cytidine deaminases and of an endogenous clocklike mutational process. Smoking is associated with limited differences in methylation. The results are consistent with the proposition that smoking increases cancer risk by increasing the somatic mutation load, although direct evidence for this mechanism is lacking in some smoking-related cancer types.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
France 3 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Uruguay 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 5 <1%
Unknown 719 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 160 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 154 21%
Student > Bachelor 92 12%
Student > Master 69 9%
Other 47 6%
Other 119 16%
Unknown 106 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 216 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 157 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 114 15%
Computer Science 27 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 2%
Other 91 12%
Unknown 129 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2359. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 November 2020.
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#1,341
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Outputs from Science
#91
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#26
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#1
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