Evolutionary dynamics of residual disease in human glioblastoma

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001003043 Other

Study Description

Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive adult brain malignancy against which conventional surgery and chemoradiation provide limited benefit. Even when a good treatment response is obtained, recurrence inevitably occurs either locally (c.80%) or distally (c.20%), driven by cancer clones that are often genomically distinct from those in the primary tumour. Glioblastoma cells display a characteristic infiltrative phenotype, invading the surrounding tissue and often spreading across the whole brain. We hypothesised that cancer cells responsible for relapse reside in two compartments of residual disease that are left behind after treatment: the infiltrated normal brain parenchyma, and the sub-ventricular zone (SVZ). In this model, residual disease subclones diverge early during glioblastoma evolution, may remain dormant in the normal parenchyma and are responsible for recurrence. To test our hypothesis, we performed whole-exome sequencing of 69 multi- region samples collected using fluorescence-guided resection from 11 patients, including the infiltrating tumour margin (M) and ... (Show More)

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Whole exome and targeted sequencing data from 11 glioblastoma multiforme patients. A total of 70 tumour specimens and 11 blood samples were used for whole exome sequencing (WES) using the Agilent SureSelectXT Human All Exon V5 Kit. Two custom targeted sequencing panels were designed using the using Agilent’s Haloplex (TES1) or Agilent SureSelect XT2 technology (TES2). Libraries were sequenced on an Illumina HiSeq2500
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