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Whole genome, transcriptome and methylome profiling enhances actionable target discovery in high-risk pediatric cancer.
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Wong M, Mayoh C, Lau LMS, Khuong-Quang DA, Pinese M, Kumar A, Barahona P, Wilkie EE, Sullivan P, Bowen-James R, Syed M, Martincorena I, Abascal F, Sherstyuk A, Bolanos NA, Baber J, Priestley P, Dolman MEM, Fleuren EDG, Gauthier ME, Mould EVA, Gayevskiy V, Gifford AJ, Grebert-Wade D, Strong PA, Manouvrier E, Warby M, Thomas DM, Kirk J, Tucker K, O'Brien T, Alvaro F, McCowage GB, Dalla-Pozza L, Gottardo NG, Tapp H, Wood P, Khaw SL, Hansford JR, Moore AS, Norris MD, Trahair TN, Lock RB, Tyrrell V, Haber M, Marshall GM, Ziegler DS, Ekert PG and Cowley MJ
Children's Cancer Institute, Lowy Cancer Centre, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, Australia.
Nature medicine, 2020
ISSN: 1546-170X
PMID: 33020650 (view at PubMed or Europe PMC)
The Zero Childhood Cancer Program is a precision medicine program to benefit children with poor-outcome, rare, relapsed or refractory cancer. Using tumor and germline whole genome sequencing (WGS) and RNA sequencing (RNAseq) across 252 tumors from high-risk pediatric patients with cancer, we identified 968 reportable molecular aberrations (39.9% in WGS and RNAseq, 35.1% in WGS only and 25.0% in RNAseq only). Of these patients, 93.7% had at least one germline or somatic aberration, 71.4% had therapeutic targets and 5.2% had a change in diagnosis. WGS identified pathogenic cancer-predisposing variants in 16.2% of patients. In 76 central nervous system tumors, methylome analysis confirmed diagnosis in 71.1% of patients and contributed to a change of diagnosis in two patients (2.6%). To date, 43 patients have received a recommended therapy, 38 of whom could be evaluated, with 31% showing objective evidence of clinical benefit. Comprehensive molecular profiling resolved the molecular basis of virtually all high-risk cancers, leading to clinical benefit in some patients.
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