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Sampling of multi-centric lower grade glioma influences management and provides insight into gliomagenesis

Rare multicentric lower-grade gliomas (LGG) represent a unique opportunity to study the heterogeneity between distinct tumor foci in a single patient, and to infer their origins and parallel patterns of evolution. In this study, we integrate clinical features, histology and immunohistochemistry for 4 patients with multicentric LGG, arising both synchronously and metachronously. For 3 patients we analyze the phylogeny of the lesions using exome sequencing, including one case with a total of 8 samples from the two lesions. We show that each tumor in multicentric LGG cases may arise independently or may diverge very early in their development, presenting as genetically and histologically distinct tumors suggesting that comprehensive sampling of these lesions can significantly alter diagnosis and management.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001003795 15
Publications Citations
Genomic analysis of the origins and evolution of multicentric diffuse lower-grade gliomas.
Neuro Oncol 20: 2018 632-641