White blood cell and cell-free DNA analyses for detection of residual disease in gastric cancer

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001004114 Other

Study Description

Liquid biopsies are providing new opportunities for detection of residual disease in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) after surgery but may be confounded through identification of alterations arising from clonal hematopoiesis. Here, we identify circulating tumor-derived DNA alterations (ctDNA) through ultrasensitive targeted sequencing analyses of matched cfDNA and white blood cells from the same patient. We apply this approach to analyze samples from patients in the CRITICS trial, a phase III randomized controlled study of perioperative chemotherapy in patients with operable gastric cancer. After filtering alterations derived from matched white-blood cells, the presence of ctDNA predicts recurrence when analyzed within nine weeks after preoperative treatment and after surgery in patients eligible for multimodal treatment. These analyses provide a facile method for distinguishing ctDNA from other cfDNA alterations and highlight the utility of ctDNA as a predictive biomarker of patient outcome to perioperative cancer therapy and surgical resection in patients with gastric cancer.

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The dataset for white blood cell and cell-free DNA analyses for detection of residual disease in gastric cancer includes 169 bam files from targeted deep sequencing on the Illumina HiSeq2500. The samples analyzed include genomic DNA from white blood cells and cell-free DNA from longitudinal blood collections of patients with gastric cancer.
Illumina HiSeq 2500 167

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