BioMed Central Medical Genomics
Genome-wide interrogation of DNA methylation (DNAm) in blood-derived leukocytes has become feasible with the advent of CpG genotyping arrays. In epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), one report found substantial DNAm differences between cases and controls; however, many of these disease-associated CpGs were attributed to differences in white blood cell type distributions. We examined blood-based DNAm in 336 EOC cases and 398 controls; we included only high-quality CpG loci that did not show evidence of association with white blood cell type distributions to evaluate association with case status and overall survival.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Fridley, Brooke L.; Armasu, Sebastian M.; Cicek, Mine S.; Larson, Melissa C.; Wang, Chen; Winham, Stacey J.; Kalli, Kimberly R.; and Koestler, Devin C., "Methylation of Leukocyte DNA and Ovarian Cancer: Relationships with Disease Status and Outcome" (2014). Dartmouth Scholarship. 637.