MutWP5 CRUK Mutographs of Cancer BRCA Carriers Exome Novaseq

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001003526 Other

Study Description

Cancer is a genetic disease caused by an accumulation of mutations, however many of these mutations have been identified in pathologically normal tissue. We aim to use laser-capture microscopy (LCM) to sample individual clones from breast tissue to identify whether cancer-associated mutations appear in this normal tissue, assess the mutational burden present, and identify the mutational processes causing these mutations. We will sample from a wide age range of individuals (<20 to >60 years old) to determine whether these processes differ in pre- and post-menopausal women. We will also be comparing the tissue from healthy individuals (samples from breast reduction surgery) to those at elevated risk of breast cancer (mastectomy from BRCA1/2 patients) and those who have breast cancer (adjacent normal, distal normal, and tumour tissue from mastectomy). This will allow us to determine how these processes are different between these groups of individuals, and gain insight into the earliest stages of tumor development.

Study Datasets 1 dataset.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
Sequencing of LCM-derived microbiopsies from 20 women who underwent risk-reducing reduction mastecomies due to germline BRCA1/2. Goal to assess the mutational burden, spectrum, and clonal dynamics within the tissue. Exome data will be used as a driver and clonality screen, highly clonal or driver-containing samples will subsequenctly be sent for whole-genome sequencing. Results from this poriton of the study will be compared to women who had cosmetic breast reduction surgeries and those with ... (Show More)
Illumina NovaSeq 6000 315

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