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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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208 news outlets
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8 blogs
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723 tweeters
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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

Ludmil B. Alexandrov, Young Seok Ju, Kerstin Haase, Peter Van Loo, Iñigo Martincorena, Serena Nik-Zainal, Yasushi Totoki, Akihiro Fujimoto, Hidewaki Nakagawa, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Peter J. Campbell, Paolo Vineis, David H. Phillips, Michael R. Stratton, Alexandrov, Ludmil B, Ju, Young Seok, Haase, Kerstin, Van Loo, Peter, Martincorena, Iñigo, Nik-Zainal, Serena, Totoki, Yasushi, Fujimoto, Akihiro, Nakagawa, Hidewaki, Shibata, Tatsuhiro, Campbell, Peter J, Vineis, Paolo, Phillips, David H, Stratton, Michael R, 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 Kingdom 5 2%
United States 4 1%
Germany 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 248 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 77 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 61 23%
Student > Bachelor 29 11%
Student > Master 19 7%
Other 18 7%
Other 51 19%
Unknown 14 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 108 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 55 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 43 16%
Computer Science 10 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 3%
Other 32 12%
Unknown 14 5%

Attention Score in Context

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