WGS BAM files fromxa0Genomic Features and Classification of Homologous Recombination Deficient Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Dataset ID Technology Samples
EGAD00001007571 N/A 809

Dataset Description

Background and Aims: Homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), remains poorly defined beyond germline(g) alterations in BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2. Methods: We interrogated whole genome sequencing (WGS) data on 391 patients including 49 carriers of pathogenic variants (PVs) in g_BRCA_ and PALB2. HRD classifiers were applied to the dataset and included: 1) the genomic instability score (GIS) used by Myriad MyChoice HRD assay; 2) substitution base signature 3 (SBS3); 3) HRDetect; and, 4) Structural Variant (SV) burden. Clinical outcomes and responses to chemotherapy were correlated with HRD status. Results: Biallelic tumour inactivation of g_BRCA_ or PALB2 was evident in 43/49 germline carriers identifying HRD-PDAC. HRDetect (score ?0.7) predicted gBRCA1/PALB2 deficiency with highest sensitivity (98%) and specificity (100%). HRD genomic tumour classifiers suggested that 7-10% of PDAC that do not harbor g_BRCA/PALB2_ have features of HRD. Of the somatic HRDetect cases, 69% were attributed to alterations in BRCA1/2, PALB2, RAD51C/D and XRCC2, and a tandem duplicator phenotype. TP53 loss was more common in BRCA1- compared to BRCA2-associated HRD-PDAC. HRD status was not prognostic in resected PDAC. However in advanced disease the GIS (p=0.02), SBS3 (p=0.03) and HRDetect score (p=0.005) were predictive of platinum response and superior survival. PVs in g_ATM_ (n=6) or g_CHEK2_ (n=2) did not result in HRD-PDAC by any of the classifiers. In four patients, BRCA2 reversion mutations associated with platinum resistance. Conclusions: Germline and parallel somatic profiling of PDAC outperforms germline testing alone in identifying HRD-PDAC. An ... (Show More)

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PanCuRx Data Access Committee, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Contact person: Julie Wilson
Email: oicr-dac [at] oicr [dot] on [dot] ca
More details: EGAC00001000710


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