Spatial atlas of clonal copy number alterations in co-existing benign and malignant tissue

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001006124 Other

Study Description

Defining the transition from benign to malignant tissue is fundamental to improve early diagnosis of cancer. Here, we use a systematic approach to study spatial genome integrity in situ and describe previously unidentified clonal relationships. We employed spatially resolved transcriptomics to infer spatial copy number variations in >120,000 regions across multiple organs, in benign and malignant tissues. We demonstrate that genome-wide copy number variation reveals distinct clonal patterns within tumours and in nearby benign tissue using an organ-wide approach focused on the prostate. Our results suggest a model for how genomic instability arises in histologically benign tissue that may represent early events in cancer evolution. We highlight the power of capturing the molecular and spatial continuums in a tissue context and challenge the rationale for treatment paradigms, including focal therapy.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
Spatial transcriptome sequence data from two tumour containing prostates. Entire cross section of organ divided into cubes to fit spatial transcriptomics arrays. The dataset contains paired-end sequences from 21 sections of 1k array sections and 9 sections of 10x Visium sections for patient 1 as well as 28 sections of 10x Visium sections for patient 2.
Illumina NovaSeq 6000,unspecified 58

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