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Whole-genome sequencing in 14 cases and whole-exome sequencing in 90 cases of Chinese ESCC

Esophageal cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers and the sixth leading cause of cancer death worldwide1. Approximately 70% of the global esophageal cancers occur in China and over 90% histopathological forms of this disease are esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC)2-3. Currently, there are limited clinical approaches for early diagnosis and treatment for ESCC, resulting in a 10% 5-year survival rate for the patients. Meanwhile, the full repertoire of genomic events leading to the pathogenesis of ESCC remains unclear. Here we show a comprehensive genomic analysis in 158 ESCC cases, as part of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) Research Projects ( We conducted whole-genome sequencing in 14 ESCC cases and whole-exome sequencing in 90 cases.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001001691 Illumina HiSeq 2000 208
Publications Citations
Genomic analyses reveal FAM84B and the NOTCH pathway are associated with the progression of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
Gigascience 5: 2016 1
Whole-Genome Sequencing Reveals Diverse Models of Structural Variations in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Am J Hum Genet 98: 2016 256-274
EP300 as an oncogene correlates with poor prognosis in esophageal squamous carcinoma.
J Cancer 10: 2019 5413-5426
MYH9 promotes cell metastasis <i>via</i> inducing Angiogenesis and Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Int J Med Sci 17: 2020 2013-2023