GRCh38 · COSMIC v92

Overview

This section shows a general overview of information for the selected study (COSU identifier) or publication (COSP identifier). Studies may have been performed by the Sanger Institute Cancer Genome Project, or imported from the ICGC/TCGA. You can see more information on the help pages.

Reference
Molecular heterogeneity and early metastatic clone selection in testicular germ cell cancer development.
Paper ID
COSP46701
Authors
Dorssers LCJ, Gillis AJM, Stoop H, van Marion R, Nieboer MM, van Riet J, van de Werken HJG, Oosterhuis JW, de Ridder J and Looijenga LHJ
Affiliation
Department of Pathology, Wytemaweg 80, 3015 CN, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. l.dorssers@erasmusmc.nl.
Journal
British journal of cancer, 2019;120(4):444-452
ISSN: 1532-1827
PMID: 30739914 (view at PubMed or Europe PMC)
Abstract
Background: Testicular germ cell cancer (TGCC), being the most frequent malignancy in young Caucasian males, is initiated from an embryonic germ cell. This study determines intratumour heterogeneity to unravel tumour progression from initiation until metastasis.Methods: In total, 42 purified samples of four treatment-resistant nonseminomatous (NS) TGCC were investigated, including the precursor germ cell neoplasia in situ (GCNIS) and metastatic specimens, using whole-genome and targeted sequencing. Their evolution was reconstructed.Results: Intratumour molecular heterogeneity did not correspond to the supposed primary tumour histological evolution. Metastases after systemic treatment could be derived from cancer stem cells not identified in the primary cancer. GCNIS mostly lacked the molecular marks of the primary NS and comprised dominant clones that failed to progress. A BRCA-like mutational signature was observed without evidence for direct involvement of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.Conclusions: Our data strongly support the hypothesis that NS is initiated by whole-genome duplication, followed by chromosome copy number alterations in the cancer stem cell population, and accumulation of low numbers of somatic mutations, even in therapy-resistant cases. These observations of heterogeneity at all stages of tumourigenesis should be considered when treating patients with GCNIS-only disease, or with clinically overt NS.
Paper Status
Curated
Genes Analysed
885
Mutated Samples
4
Total No. of Samples
4

Mutation Matrix

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Genes

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Genes Mutated Samples
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Variants

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Genes Samples CDS Mutation AA Mutation

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Sample ID Sample Name ID NCV Annotation Zygosity Chromosome Genome start Genome stop Genome version Strand WT seq Mut seq FATHMM-MKL

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Sample Gene Expression Expr Level (Z-Score)

Over Expressed; Z-Score > 2.0

Under Expressed; Z-Score < -2.0

Normal; Z-Score within the range -2.0 to 2.0

CN Type Minor Allele Copy Number CN Segment Posn. Average Ploidy

1. N/A represents cases where the average ploidy value is not available( mostly ICGC samples). For some TCGA samples where the minor allele information is not available the average ploidy value could not be calculated.

2. For TCGA samples, the ASCAT algorithm was used to calculate the average ploidy.

3. For CGP samples, the PICNIC algorithm was used to calculate the average ploidy.

CNV

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Gene Sample Name Id Sample(COSS) CDS Mutation Somatic status Zygosity Validated Type

Samples

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Sample Name Mutation Count

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Non-Mutant Samples Sample Id (COSS)