Evolutionary Origins of Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001004097 Other

Study Description

Surgery is the only curative option for patients with Stage I/II pancreatic cancer, nonetheless most patients will recur after surgery and die of their disease. To identify novel opportunities for management of recurrent pancreatic cancer we performed whole exome or targeted sequencing of 10 resected primary cancers and their matched intrapancreatic recurrences or distant metastases. We identified that recurrent disease develops from a monophyletic or polyphyletic origin, and this distinction has potential clinical relevance. In all patients, treatment induced genetic bottlenecks led to a modified genetic landscape and subclonal heterogeneity for driver gene alterations in part due to intermetastatic seeding. In one patient what was believed to be recurrent disease was an independent (second) primary tumor. These findings strongly advocate for routine post-treatment sampling in the management of recurrent pancreatic cancer.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
Files from DNA sequencing from primary tumors and metastases from pancreatic cancer patients along with matched normal tissues. Sequencing files include those derived from whole exome sequencing as well as MSK-IMPACT sequencing.
Illumina HiSeq 2500 81

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