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Whole genome and transcriptome analysis of a sporadic and recurring parathyroid carcinoma

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001000484 Whole Genome Sequencing

Study Description

Parathyroid carcinoma is an extremely rare endocrine malignancy with an estimated incidence of less than 1 per million population. Excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone, extremely high serum calcium level and the deleterious effects of hypercalcemia are the clinical manifestations of the disease. Up to 60% of patients develop multiple disease recurrences and although long-term survival is possible with palliative surgery, permanent remission is rarely achieved. Molecular drivers of sporadic parathyroid carcinoma have remained largely unknown. Previous studies, mostly based on familial cases of the disease, suggested a potential role for the tumor suppressor MEN1 and proto-oncogene RET in benign parathyroid tumorigenesis while the tumor suppressor HRPT2 and proto-oncogene CCND1 may also act as drivers in parathyroid cancer. Here, we report the complete genomic analysis of a sporadic and recurring parathyroid carcinoma. Mutational landscapes of the primary and recurrent tumor specimens were analyzed using high throughput sequencing technologies. Such molecular profiling allowed ... (Show More)

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EGAD00001000370
This dataset is compromised of 5 sequencing experiments from a single patient with sporadic and recurring parathyroid carcinoma. The samples include whole genome sequence of the primary tumor, the first recurrent tumor and peripheral blood. Whole transcriptome sequence of the first and second recurrent tumors are also included.
Illumina HiSeq 2000 5

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