Whole genome sequencing of a breast cancer cohort with known functional homologous recombination status
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Optimal patient selection for PARP inhibitors and double strand break (DSB) inducing chemotherapy is of great clinical importance. In principle, the use of these therapies can be extended beyond germline BRCA1/2 mutated cancers. Although several methods for detection of BRCA-like tumors have been developed, a golden standard is lacking. We have developed the RECAP test, a functional HR assay exploiting the formation of RAD51 foci in proliferating cells after ex vivo irradiation of fresh primary breast cancer (BrC) tissue. The RECAP test seems robust and has an advantage over genetic tests, due to its functional character for exploring the HR phenotype. Another type of HRD test is the BRCAness classifier, which is based on specific genomic patterns derived from copy number data of BRCA1/2 mutated BrCs that also occur in sporadic cancers. The BRCAness classifier is a robust test that is easily applicable in the clinic and has also been validated to predict in vivo response to high dose chemotherapy in clinical trials. More recently, a new HRD test based on genomic signatures which can ... (Show More)
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41 breast cancer patients with known functional homologous recombination status (matched normal and tumor genomes, n=82)
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