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The evolution of hematopoietic cells under cancer therapy

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001005234 Other

Study Description

Chemotherapies may increase mutagenesis of healthy cells and change the selective pressures in tissues thus influencing their evolution. However, their contributions to the mutation burden and clonal expansions of healthy somatic tissues are not clear. Here, exploiting the mutational footprint of some chemotherapies, we explore their influence on the evolution of hematopoietic cells. Cells of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) secondary to treatment with platinum-based drugs showed the mutational footprint of these drugs, indicating that non-malignant blood cells received chemotherapy mutations. No trace of 5-fluorouracil (5FU) mutational signature was found in AML secondary to exposure to 5FU, suggesting that cells establishing the AML were quiescent during treatment. Using the platinum-based mutational signature as a barcode, we determined that secondary AMLs began their clonal expansion after the start of the cytotoxic treatment. Its absence in clonal hematopoiesis cases is consistent with a clonal expansion that predates the exposure to the cytotoxic agent.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001007706
WGS TAML samples with their remission controls obtained from bone marrow.
Illumina HiSeq 4000 6

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