Pancreatic tropism of metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001004208 Other

Study Description

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is characterized by a particularly broad metastatic swath, and enigmatically, when the pancreas is a destination, the disease is associated with improved survival. Intrigued by this observation, we sought to characterize the clinical behavior, therapeutic implications, and underlying biology. While pancreatic metastases (PM) are infrequent, we identified 31 patients across two institutional cohorts and show that improved survival is independent of established prognostic variables, that these tumors are exquisitely sensitive to anti-angiogenic agents and resistant to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI), and that they are characterized by a distinctive biology. Primary tumors of patients with PM exhibited frequent PBRM1 mutations, 3p loss, and 5q amplification, along with a lower frequency of aggressive features such as BAP1 mutations and loss of 9p, 14q, and 4q. Gene expression analyses revealed constrained evolution with remarkable uniformity, reduced T-effector gene signatures and increased angiogenesis. Similar findings were observed histopathologically. ... (Show More)

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The dataset referenced by EGA Study ID EGAS00001004208 includes 20 human exome sequencing data and 11 human RNA sequencing data from tumor or normal tissues. Each sequencing data includes two pair-end short read files in fastq format.
Illumina HiSeq 2500 31

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