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Subgroup-specific structural variation across 1,000 medulloblastoma genomes

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, July 2012
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Subgroup-specific structural variation across 1,000 medulloblastoma genomes
Published in
Nature, July 2012
DOI 10.1038/nature11327
Pubmed ID

Paul A. Northcott, David J. H. Shih, John Peacock, Livia Garzia, A. Sorana Morrissy, Thomas Zichner, Adrian M. Stütz, Andrey Korshunov, Jüri Reimand, Steven E. Schumacher, Rameen Beroukhim, David W. Ellison, Christian R. Marshall, Anath C. Lionel, Stephen Mack, Adrian Dubuc, Yuan Yao, Vijay Ramaswamy, Betty Luu, Adi Rolider, Florence M. G. Cavalli, Xin Wang, Marc Remke, Xiaochong Wu, Readman Y. B. Chiu, Andy Chu, Eric Chuah, Richard D. Corbett, Gemma R. Hoad, Shaun D. Jackman, Yisu Li, Allan Lo, Karen L. Mungall, Ka Ming Nip, Jenny Q. Qian, Anthony G. J. Raymond, Nina Thiessen, Richard J. Varhol, Inanc Birol, Richard A. Moore, Andrew J. Mungall, Robert Holt, Daisuke Kawauchi, Martine F. Roussel, Marcel Kool, David T. W. Jones, Hendrick Witt, Africa Fernandez-L, Anna M. Kenney, Robert J. Wechsler-Reya, Peter Dirks, Tzvi Aviv, Wieslawa A. Grajkowska, Marta Perek-Polnik, Christine C. Haberler, Olivier Delattre, Stéphanie S. Reynaud, François F. Doz, Sarah S. Pernet-Fattet, Byung-Kyu Cho, Seung-Ki Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang, Wolfram Scheurlen, Charles G. Eberhart, Michelle Fèvre-Montange, Anne Jouvet, Ian F. Pollack, Xing Fan, Karin M. Muraszko, G. Yancey Gillespie, Concezio Di Rocco, Luca Massimi, Erna M. C. Michiels, Nanne K. Kloosterhof, Pim J. French, Johan M. Kros, James M. Olson, Richard G. Ellenbogen, Karel Zitterbart, Leos Kren, Reid C. Thompson, Michael K. Cooper, Boleslaw Lach, Roger E. McLendon, Darell D. Bigner, Adam Fontebasso, Steffen Albrecht, Nada Jabado, Janet C. Lindsey, Simon Bailey, Nalin Gupta, William A. Weiss, László Bognár, Almos Klekner, Timothy E. Van Meter, Toshihiro Kumabe, Teiji Tominaga, Samer K. Elbabaa, Jeffrey R. Leonard, Joshua B. Rubin, Linda M. Liau, Erwin G. Van Meir, Maryam Fouladi, Hideo Nakamura, Giuseppe Cinalli, Miklós Garami, Peter Hauser, Ali G. Saad, Achille Iolascon, Shin Jung, Carlos G. Carlotti, Rajeev Vibhakar, Young Shin Ra, Shenandoah Robinson, Massimo Zollo, Claudia C. Faria, Jennifer A. Chan, Michael L. Levy, Poul H. B. Sorensen, Matthew Meyerson, Scott L. Pomeroy, Yoon-Jae Cho, Gary D. Bader, Uri Tabori, Cynthia E. Hawkins, Eric Bouffet, Stephen W. Scherer, James T. Rutka, David Malkin, Steven C. Clifford, Steven J. M. Jones, Jan O. Korbel, Stefan M. Pfister, Marco A. Marra, Michael D. Taylor


Medulloblastoma, the most common malignant paediatric brain tumour, is currently treated with nonspecific cytotoxic therapies including surgery, whole-brain radiation, and aggressive chemotherapy. As medulloblastoma exhibits marked intertumoural heterogeneity, with at least four distinct molecular variants, previous attempts to identify targets for therapy have been underpowered because of small samples sizes. Here we report somatic copy number aberrations (SCNAs) in 1,087 unique medulloblastomas. SCNAs are common in medulloblastoma, and are predominantly subgroup-enriched. The most common region of focal copy number gain is a tandem duplication of SNCAIP, a gene associated with Parkinson's disease, which is exquisitely restricted to Group 4α. Recurrent translocations of PVT1, including PVT1-MYC and PVT1-NDRG1, that arise through chromothripsis are restricted to Group 3. Numerous targetable SCNAs, including recurrent events targeting TGF-β signalling in Group 3, and NF-κB signalling in Group 4, suggest future avenues for rational, targeted therapy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 11 2%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
China 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Other 7 1%
Unknown 496 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 124 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 118 22%
Other 48 9%
Student > Master 46 9%
Student > Bachelor 44 8%
Other 111 21%
Unknown 39 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 182 34%
Medicine and Dentistry 136 26%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 100 19%
Neuroscience 18 3%
Computer Science 16 3%
Other 29 5%
Unknown 49 9%

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