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Inter and intra - tumor heterogeneity in Colorectal Cancer

We used high depth massive parallel sequencing analyses to study 27 CRC (colorectal cancer) patients, with a total of 97 tumors (both primary and matched metastases) in addition to healthy control samples. We found inter-tumor concordance for coding mutations; in contrast, gene copy numbers were found to be highly discordant between primary tumors and metastases as validated by fluorescent in-situ hybridization. in a further step, we dissected a single tumor into 68 spatially defined samples and sequenced them separately. Here we identify evenly distributed coding mutations in APC and TP53 in all tumor areas, yet highly variable gene copy numbers in numerous genes.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001003131 Illumina HiSeq 4000 Ion Torrent PGM 193
Publications Citations
DNA copy number changes define spatial patterns of heterogeneity in colorectal cancer.
Nat Commun 8: 2017 14093