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Detection of mutational patterns in cell free DNA (cfDNA) of colorectal cancer by custom amplicon sequencing

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001003382 Other

Study Description

Monitoring the mutational patterns of solid tumors during cancer therapy is a major challenge in oncology. Analysis of mutations in cell free (cf) DNA offers a non-invasive approach to detect mutations that may be prognostic for disease survival or predictive for primary or secondary drug resistance. A main challenge for the application of cfDNA as a diagnostic tool is the diverse mutational landscape of cancer. Here, we developed a flexible end-to-end experimental and bioinformatics workflow to analyze mutations in cfDNA using custom amplicon sequencing. Our approach relies on open software tools to select primers suitable for multiplex PCR using minimal cfDNA as input. In addition, we developed a robust linear model to identify specific genetic alterations from sequencing data of cfDNA. We used our method to design a custom amplicon panel suitable for detection of hotspot mutations relevant for colorectal cancer and analyzed mutations in serial cfDNA samples from 34 patients with advanced colorectal cancer. Our data demonstrates that recurrent and patient-specific mutational ... (Show More)

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EGAD00001004574
The dataset consists of sequenced cell free DNA (cfDNA) samples from colorectal cancer patients. The samples were sequenced on an Illumina MiSeq machine using a custom amplicon sequencing approach. These amplicons were designed to cover the most common mutation hotspots in colorectal cancer. The data include 138 cfDNA samples from 34 different patients. For each patient several samples are available derived from blood drawn at different time points during treatment. In addition the data include ... (Show More)
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