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Genome remodelling in a basal-like breast cancer metastasis and xenograft

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, April 2010
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Genome remodelling in a basal-like breast cancer metastasis and xenograft
Published in
Nature, April 2010
DOI 10.1038/nature08989
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Li Ding, Matthew J. Ellis, Shunqiang Li, David E. Larson, Ken Chen, John W. Wallis, Christopher C. Harris, Michael D. McLellan, Robert S. Fulton, Lucinda L. Fulton, Rachel M. Abbott, Jeremy Hoog, David J. Dooling, Daniel C. Koboldt, Heather Schmidt, Joelle Kalicki, Qunyuan Zhang, Lei Chen, Ling Lin, Michael C. Wendl, Joshua F. McMichael, Vincent J. Magrini, Lisa Cook, Sean D. McGrath, Tammi L. Vickery, Elizabeth Appelbaum, Katherine DeSchryver, Sherri Davies, Therese Guintoli, Li Lin, Robert Crowder, Yu Tao, Jacqueline E. Snider, Scott M. Smith, Adam F. Dukes, Gabriel E. Sanderson, Craig S. Pohl, Kim D. Delehaunty, Catrina C. Fronick, Kimberley A. Pape, Jerry S. Reed, Jody S. Robinson, Jennifer S. Hodges, William Schierding, Nathan D. Dees, Dong Shen, Devin P. Locke, Madeline E. Wiechert, James M. Eldred, Josh B. Peck, Benjamin J. Oberkfell, Justin T. Lolofie, Feiyu Du, Amy E. Hawkins, Michelle D. O’Laughlin, Kelly E. Bernard, Mark Cunningham, Glendoria Elliott, Mark D. Mason, Dominic M. Thompson Jr, Jennifer L. Ivanovich, Paul J. Goodfellow, Charles M. Perou, George M. Weinstock, Rebecca Aft, Mark Watson, Timothy J. Ley, Richard K. Wilson, Elaine R. Mardis


Massively parallel DNA sequencing technologies provide an unprecedented ability to screen entire genomes for genetic changes associated with tumour progression. Here we describe the genomic analyses of four DNA samples from an African-American patient with basal-like breast cancer: peripheral blood, the primary tumour, a brain metastasis and a xenograft derived from the primary tumour. The metastasis contained two de novo mutations and a large deletion not present in the primary tumour, and was significantly enriched for 20 shared mutations. The xenograft retained all primary tumour mutations and displayed a mutation enrichment pattern that resembled the metastasis. Two overlapping large deletions, encompassing CTNNA1, were present in all three tumour samples. The differential mutation frequencies and structural variation patterns in metastasis and xenograft compared with the primary tumour indicate that secondary tumours may arise from a minority of cells within the primary tumour.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 32 3%
United Kingdom 9 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
Japan 7 <1%
Spain 6 <1%
France 6 <1%
China 4 <1%
Sweden 3 <1%
Portugal 3 <1%
Other 25 2%
Unknown 915 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 316 31%
Student > Ph. D. Student 231 23%
Student > Master 80 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 78 8%
Other 60 6%
Other 183 18%
Unknown 69 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 476 47%
Medicine and Dentistry 185 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 158 16%
Engineering 19 2%
Computer Science 19 2%
Other 64 6%
Unknown 96 9%

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