Study

Whole genome, transcriptome and methylome profiling enhances actionable target discovery in high-risk paediatric cancer

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001004572 Other

Study Description

Zero Childhood Cancer is a precision medicine program to benefit children with poor-outcome, rare, relapsed or refractory cancer. Utilising tumour and germline whole genome sequencing (WGS) and RNA sequencing (RNAseq) across 252 tumours from high-risk paediatric cancer patients, we identified 968 reportable molecular aberrations (39.9% in WGS and RNAseq, 35.1% WGS-only, 25.0% RNAseq-only). 93.7% of patients had at least one germline or somatic aberration, 71.4% had therapeutic targets and 5.2% had a change in diagnosis. WGS identified pathogenic cancer-predisposing variants in 16.2% of patients. In 76 CNS tumours, methylome analysis confirmed diagnosis in 71.1% and contributed to a change of diagnosis in two cases (2.6%). To date 43 patients have received a recommended therapy, 38 of whom could be evaluated. A small but encouraging proportion of 31% showed some evidence of clinical benefit. Comprehensive molecular profiling resolved the molecular basis of virtually all high-risk cancers, which in some cases has significant clinical impact.

Study Datasets 6 datasets.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001006876
Bulk RNA-seq data of tumours in EGAS00001004572.
NextSeq 500 226
EGAD00001006906
Bulk GRIDSS somatic sv vcfs from tumour-normal analysis in EGAS00001004572
500
EGAD00001006907
Bulk Strelka somatic snv vcfs from tumour-normal analysis in EGAS00001004572
500
EGAD00001006908
Bulk copy number segments from Purple analysis in EGAS00001004572
252
EGAD00001006909
Bulk methylation tumour profiles from infinium methylation epic bead kit in EGAS00001004572
76
EGAD00001006910
Bulk Germline snv vcfs from haplotypecaller analysis in EGAS00001004572
247

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