Polygenic Score (PGS) ID: PGS000029

Predicted Trait
Reported Trait Breast cancer
Mapped Trait(s) breast carcinoma (EFO_0000305)
Released in PGS Catalog: Oct. 14, 2019
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Score Details

Score Construction
Development Method
Name composite likelihood ratio
Parameters SNPs with p<5x10-8 in studies of invasive breast cancer in Asian populations, or proxy SNP on Illumina Oncoarray in strong LD (r2>0.9)
Original Genome Build hg38
Number of Variants 76
Effect Weight Type log(OR)
PGS Source
PGS Catalog Publication (PGP) ID PGP000018
Citation (link to publication) Shieh Y et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat (2016)
Ancestry Distribution
Source of Variant
Associations (GWAS)
East Asian: 100%
59,199 individuals (100%)
PGS Evaluation
East Asian: 100%
1 Sample Sets

Development Samples

Source of Variant Associations (GWAS)
Study Identifiers Sample Numbers Sample Ancestry Cohort(s)
Europe PMC: 23535825
  • 23,637 cases
  • , 25,579 controls
0.0 % Male samples
East Asian NR
GWAS Catalog: GCST001420
Europe PMC: 22383897
5,242 individuals East Asian NR
GWAS Catalog: GCST002234
Europe PMC: 2414319
4,741 individuals East Asian NR

Performance Metrics

Disclaimer: The performance metrics are displayed as reported by the source studies. It is important to note that metrics are not necessarily comparable with each other. For example, metrics depend on the sample characteristics (described by the PGS Catalog Sample Set [PSS] ID), phenotyping, and statistical modelling. Please refer to the source publication for additional guidance on performance.

PGS Performance
Metric ID (PPM)
PGS Sample Set ID
Performance Source Trait PGS Effect Sizes
(per SD change)
Classification Metrics Other Metrics Covariates Included in the Model PGS Performance:
Other Relevant Information
PPM000058 PSS000038|
East Asian Ancestry|
102 individuals
PGP000018 |
Shieh Y et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat (2016)
Reported Trait: Breast cancer AUROC: 0.72 [0.62, 0.82] BCSC risk model BCSC risk model includes mammographic breast density, age, ethnicity, first-degree relative with breast cancer, and history of breast biopsy
PPM000057 PSS000038|
East Asian Ancestry|
102 individuals
PGP000018 |
Shieh Y et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat (2016)
Reported Trait: Breast cancer AUROC: 0.64 [0.53, 0.74]

Evaluated Samples

PGS Sample Set ID
Phenotype Definitions and Methods Participant Follow-up Time Sample Numbers Age of Study Participants Sample Ancestry Additional Ancestry Description Cohort(s) Additional Sample/Cohort Information
PSS000038 Cases were ascertained by linkage to the California Cancer Registry and defined as pathologically-confirmed diagnoses of invasive breast cancers with positive/elevated ER expression on immunohistochemical staining. ER-negative cases and those with unavailable ER status were excluded. Excluded women self-identified as premenopausal, perimenopausal, or postmenopausal as a direct result of surgery or medical treatments, such as chemotherapy. Women on hormonal therapy or selective estrogen receptor modulators at the time of blood draw were also excluded.
  • 51 cases
  • , 51 controls
0.0 % Male samples
East Asian CPMCBHC Nested case-control study from the CPMC Breast Health Cohort.