Predicting breast cancer risk
MVP is researching genetic and clinical markers to predict breast cancer risk in female Veterans.
Genetics and heart disease
MVP is looking at how obesity and lipid levels affect risk in African Americans and Hispanics.
MVP is identifying genetic predictors of sensitivity in order to better predict treatment option success.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
MVP is examining risk factors for developing PTSD in combat Veterans.
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The scientific spotlight shines on MVP
MVP researchers have identified new genetic information from smokers. What puts people at risk for becoming smokers or engaging in other addictive behavior? Researchers studied data on 209,000 Veterans to find out.
Large genome project leads to better understanding of high blood pressure. In an MVP project of over 300,000 participants, researchers have identified more than 200 new gene variants that could lead to high blood pressure.
The VA-DOE Big Data Science Initiative: the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Energy are partnering to advance health care for Veterans through technology innovation.
MVP project on cholesterol genetics could lead to new treatments for heart disease and diabetes. Researchers have discovered gene mutations associated with better cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
MVP data leads to new finding on ‘resistant hypertension’. Researchers have identified the condition that gives those that have it a 23% higher risk of a heart attack.
Million Veteran Program: A mega-biobank to study genetic influences on health and disease. MVP is designed to contribute to the development of precision medicine.
Current MVP publications
MVP has published a wide variety of publications related to many areas of interest.
Read more about some of our current publications using MVP data.