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Meenakshi Mehrotra, Rajesh R Singh, Sanam Loghavi, Dzifa Yawa Duose, Bedia A Barkoh, Carmen Behrens, Keyur P Patel, Mark J Routbort, Scott Kopetz, Russell R Broaddus, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Ignacio I Wistuba, Rajyalakshmi Luthra
A suitable clinical-grade platform is required for detection of somatic mutations with high sensitivity in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) of patients with solid tumors. In this study, we evaluated in parallel ultra-deep NGS with MassARRAY and allele-specific droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) for cfDNA genotyping and correlated cfDNA yield and mutation status with overall survival (OS) of patients. We assessed plasma samples from 46 patients with various advanced metastatic solid tumors and known mutations by deep sequencing using an Ampliseq cancer hotspot panel V2 on Ion Proton...
February 13, 2018: Oncotarget
Rebecca C Arend, Angelina I Londono, Allison M Montgomery, Haller J Smith, Zachary C Dobbin, Ashwini A Katre, Alba Martinez, Eddy S Yang, Ronald D Alvarez, Warner K Huh, Kerri S Bevis, J Michael Straughn, Jacob M Estes, Lea Novak, David K Crossman, Sara J Cooper, Charles N Landen, Charles A Leath
While high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC) is the most common histological subtype of ovarian cancer, significant tumor heterogeneity exists. In addition, chemotherapy induces changes in gene expression and alters the mutational profile. To evaluate the notion that patients with HGSOC could be better classified for optimal treatment based on gene expression, we compared genetic variants (by DNA next-generation sequencing [NGS] using a 50 gene Ion Torrent panel) and gene expression (using the NanoString® PanCancer 770 gene Panel) in the tumor from 20 patients with HGSOC before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT)...
March 9, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Neeraj Agarwal, Sumanta K Pal, Andrew W Hahn, Roberto H Nussenzveig, Gregory R Pond, Sumati V Gupta, Jue Wang, Mehmet A Bilen, Gurudatta Naik, Pooja Ghatalia, Christopher J Hoimes, Dharmesh Gopalakrishnan, Pedro C Barata, Alexandra Drakaki, Bishoy M Faltas, Lesli A Kiedrowski, Richard B Lanman, Rebecca J Nagy, Nicholas J Vogelzang, Kenneth M Boucher, Ulka N Vaishampayan, Guru Sonpavde, Petros Grivas
BACKGROUND: Biomarker-guided clinical trials are increasingly common in metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC), yet patients for whom contemporary tumor tissue is not available are not eligible. Technological advancements in sequencing have made cell-free circulating DNA (cfDNA) next-generation sequencing (NGS) readily available in the clinic. The objective of the current study was to determine whether the genomic profile of mUC detected by NGS of cfDNA is similar to historical tumor tissue NGS studies...
March 8, 2018: Cancer
Zhe Yang, Nong Yang, Qiuxiang Ou, Yi Xiang, Tao Jiang, Xue Wu, Hua Bao, Xiaoling Tong, Xiaonan Wang, Yang W Shao, Yunpeng Liu, Yan Wang, Caicun Zhou
BACKGROUND:  The third generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor osimertinib is approved to treat EGFR T790M-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who have developed resistance to earlier generation drugs. Acquired EGFR C797S mutation has been reported to mediate osimertinib-resistance in some patients. However, the remaining resistance mechanisms are largely unknown. METHODS: We performed mutation profiling using targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) for 416 cancer-relevant genes on 93 osimertinib-resistant lung cancer patients' samples, mainly cell-free DNAs (cfDNA), and matched pre-treatment samples of 12 patients...
March 5, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Thorsten Brenner, Sebastian O Decker, Silke Grumaz, Philip Stevens, Thomas Bruckner, Thomas Schmoch, Mathias W Pletz, Hendrik Bracht, Stefan Hofer, Gernot Marx, Markus A Weigand, Kai Sohn
BACKGROUND: Sepsis remains a major challenge, even in modern intensive care medicine. The identification of the causative pathogen is crucial for an early optimization of the antimicrobial treatment regime. In this context, culture-based diagnostic procedures (e.g., blood cultures) represent the standard of care, although they are associated with relevant limitations. Accordingly, culture-independent molecular diagnostic procedures might be of help for the identification of the causative pathogen in infected patients...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Irma G Domínguez-Vigil, Ana K Moreno-Martínez, Julia Y Wang, Michael H A Roehrl, Hugo A Barrera-Saldaña
Cancer is a molecular disease associated with alterations in the genome, which, thanks to the highly improved sensitivity of mutation detection techniques, can be identified in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) circulating in blood, a method also called liquid biopsy. This is a non-invasive alternative to surgical biopsy and has the potential of revealing the molecular signature of tumors to aid in the individualization of treatments. In this review, we focus on cfDNA analysis, its advantages, and clinical applications employing genomic tools (NGS and dPCR) particularly in the field of oncology, and highlight its valuable contributions to early detection, prognosis, and prediction of treatment response...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
S T Kim, K C Banks, E Pectasides, S Y Kim, K Kim, R B Lanman, A Talasaz, J An, M G Choi, J H Lee, T S Sohn, J M Bae, S Kim, S H Park, J O Park, Y S Park, H Y Lim, N K D Kim, W Park, H Lee, A J Bass, K Kim, W K Kang, J Lee
Background: To identify predictive markers for responders in lapatinib-treated patients and to demonstrate molecular changes during lapatinib treatment via cell-free genomics. Patients and Methods: We prospectively evaluated the efficacy of combining lapatinib with capecitabine and oxaliplatin as first line neoadjuvant therapy in patients with previously untreated, HER2-overexpressing advanced gastric cancer (AGC). A parallel biomarker study was conducted by simultaneously performing immunohistochemistry (IHC) and next-generation sequencing with tumor and blood samples...
February 2, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Emil Christensen, Iver Nordentoft, Søren Vang, Karin Birkenkamp-Demtröder, Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen, Mads Agerbæk, Jakob Skou Pedersen, Lars Dyrskjøt
Analysis of plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) may provide important information in cancer research, though the often small fraction of DNA originating from tumor cells makes the analysis technically challenging. Digital droplet PCR (ddPCR) has been utilized extensively as sufficient technical performance is easily achieved, but analysis is restricted to few mutations. Next generation sequencing (NGS) approaches have been optimized to provide comparable technical performance, especially with the introduction of unique identifiers (UIDs)...
January 30, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jane Hayward, Lyn S Chitty
Emerging genomic technologies, largely based around next generation sequencing (NGS), are offering new promise for safer prenatal genetic diagnosis. These innovative approaches will improve screening for fetal aneuploidy, allow definitive non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) of single gene disorders at an early gestational stage without the need for invasive testing, and improve our ability to detect monogenic disorders as the aetiology of fetal abnormalities. This presents clinicians and scientists with novel challenges as well as opportunities...
January 2, 2018: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Liping Liu, Han Liu, Di Shao, Zu Liu, Jingjing Wang, Qiuhua Deng, Hailing Tang, Haihong Yang, Yalei Zhang, Yuan Qiu, Fei Cui, Meihua Tan, Pan Zhang, Zhilong Li, Jilong Liu, Wenhua Liang, Yuying Wang, Zhiyu Peng, Jian Wang, Huanming Yang, Mao Mao, Karsten Kristiansen, Mingzhi Ye, Jianxing He
Molecular analysis of potentially actionable mutations has become routine practice in oncological pathology. However, testing a wide range of oncogenes and mutations can be technically challenging because of limitations associated with tumor biopsy. Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is a potential tool for the noninvasive profiling of tumors. In this study, we developed a next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based test for the detection of clinically relevant mutations in ctDNA and evaluated the feasibility of using this ctDNA NGS-based assay as an alternative to tissue genotyping...
December 26, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
A K Krug, D Enderle, C Karlovich, T Priewasser, S Bentink, A Spiel, K Brinkmann, J Emenegger, D G Grimm, E Castellanos-Rizaldos, J W Goldman, L V Sequist, J-C Soria, D R Camidge, S M Gadgeel, H A Wakelee, M Raponi, M Noerholm, J Skog
Background: A major limitation of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) for somatic mutation detection has been the low level of ctDNA found in a subset of cancer patients. We investigated whether using a combined isolation of exosomal RNA (exoRNA) and cell-free DNA (cfDNA) could improve blood-based liquid biopsy for EGFR mutation detection in NSCLC patients. Patients and methods: Matched pretreatment tumor and plasma were collected from 84 patients enrolled in TIGER-X (NCT01526928), a Ph1/2 study of rociletinib in mutant EGFR NSCLC patients...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Pasquale Pisapia, Francesco Pepe, Riccardo Smeraglio, Maria Russo, Danilo Rocco, Roberta Sgariglia, Mariantonia Nacchio, Caterina De Luca, Elena Vigliar, Claudio Bellevicine, Giancarlo Troncone, Umberto Malapelle
Background: Non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is diagnosed in most cases on small tissue samples, such as cytological preparations and histological biopsies; these limited tissue specimens may be not always sufficient for testing epidermal growth factor receptor ( EGFR ) mutations and other relevant predictive biomarkers. Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) can be used as a surrogate for EGFR mutational testing, whenever tissue is unavailable. However, the detection of gene mutations on cfDNA is challenging; in fact, the extremely low concentration of circulating tumor DNA requires the implementation of highly sensitive and validated next generation techniques...
October 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Clara Mayo-de-Las-Casas, Mónica Garzón Ibáñez, Núria Jordana-Ariza, Beatriz García-Peláez, Ariadna Balada-Bel, Sergio Villatoro, Umberto Malapelle, Niki Karachaliou, Giancarlo Troncone, Rafael Rosell, Miguel Angel Molina-Vila
Collection of tumor samples is not always feasible in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, and circulating free DNA (cfDNA) extracted from blood represents a viable alternative. Different sensitive platforms have been developed for genetic cfDNA testing, some of which are already in clinical use. However, several difficulties remain, particularly the lack of standardization of these methodologies. Areas covered: Here, the authors present a review of the literature to update the applicability of cfDNA for diagnosis and monitoring of NSCLC patients...
January 2018: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
Daniel H Hovelson, Chia-Jen Liu, Yugang Wang, Qing Kang, James Henderson, Amy Gursky, Scott Brockman, Nithya Ramnath, John C Krauss, Moshe Talpaz, Malathi Kandarpa, Rashmi Chugh, Missy Tuck, Kirk Herman, Catherine S Grasso, Michael J Quist, Felix Y Feng, Christine Haakenson, John Langmore, Emmanuel Kamberov, Tim Tesmer, Hatim Husain, Robert J Lonigro, Dan Robinson, David C Smith, Ajjai S Alva, Maha H Hussain, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Muneesh Tewari, Ryan E Mills, Todd M Morgan, Scott A Tomlins
Current cell-free DNA (cfDNA) next generation sequencing (NGS) precision oncology workflows are typically limited to targeted and/or disease-specific applications. In advanced cancer, disease burden and cfDNA tumor content are often elevated, yielding unique precision oncology opportunities. We sought to demonstrate the utility of a pan-cancer, rapid, inexpensive, whole genome NGS of cfDNA approach (PRINCe) as a precision oncology screening strategy via ultra-low coverage (~0.01x) tumor content determination through genome-wide copy number alteration (CNA) profiling...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
Michael J Pishvaian, R Joseph Bender, Lynn M Matrisian, Lola Rahib, Andrew Hendifar, William A Hoos, Sam Mikhail, Vincent Chung, Vincent Picozzi, Craig Heartwell, Kimberly Mason, Katelyn Varieur, Metasebia Aberra, Subha Madhavan, Emanuel Petricoin, Jonathan R Brody
Recent improvements in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology have enabled detection of biomarkers in cell-free DNA in blood and may ultimately replace invasive tissue biopsies. However, a better understanding of the performance of blood-based NGS assays is needed prior to routine clinical use. As part of an IRB-approved molecular profiling registry trial of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) patients, we facilitated blood-based NGS testing of 34 patients from multiple community-based and high-volume academic oncology practices...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
Nadia Dandachi, Verena Tiran, Joerg Lindenmann, Luka Brcic, Nicole Fink-Neuboeck, Karl Kashofer, Gudrun Absenger, Angelika Bezan, Richard J Cote, Ram Datar, Marija Balic
OBJECTIVES: Despite successful surgery, 30-50% of patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer develop tumor recurrence within 5 years of surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, we performed CTC enumerations in 40 patients with non-metastatic lung adenocarcinoma (NMLA) using a size-based microfilter. Additionally, cfDNA isolated from plasma was analyzed in 35 out of 40 patients. RESULTS: CTCs were identified in 15 out of 40 patients (37...
November 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Lino Möhrmann, Helen J Huang, David S Hong, Apostolia M Tsimberidou, Siqing Fu, Sarina A Piha-Paul, Vivek Subbiah, Daniel D Karp, Aung Naing, Anne Krug, Daniel Enderle, Tina Priewasser, Mikkel Noerholm, Erez Eitan, Christine Coticchia, Georg Stoll, Lisa-Marie Jordan, Cathy Eng, E Scott Kopetz, Johan Skog, Funda Meric-Bernstam, Filip Janku
Purpose: Blood-based liquid biopsies offer easy access to genomic material for molecular diagnostics in cancer. Commonly used cell-free DNA (cfDNA) originates from dying cells. Exosomal nucleic acids (exoNAs) originate from living cells, which can better reflect underlying cancer biology. Experimental Design: Next-generation sequencing (NGS) was used to test exoNA, and droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) and BEAMing PCR were used to test cfDNA for BRAF V600 , KRAS G12/G13 , and EGFR exon19del/L858R mutations in 43 patients with progressing advanced cancers...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Sara G Creemers, Esther Korpershoek, Peggy N Atmodimedjo, Winand N M Dinjens, Peter M van Koetsveld, Richard A Feelders, Leo J Hofland
Context: The disease course of adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) patients is heterogeneous. A marker for prognosis and treatment response would facilitate choices for diagnosis and therapy. In other cancer types, circulating cell-free tumor DNA predicted tumor dynamics. Case Descriptions: The present pilot study included six patients. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) showed mutations in three ACC cases. From these patients, blood was drawn before (1 to 2 weeks) and after surgery and cell-free circulating DNA (cfDNA) was isolated...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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Assessing circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is a promising method to evaluate somatic mutations from solid tumors in a minimally-invasive way. In a group of twelve metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients undergoing liver metastasectomy, from each patient DNA from cell-free DNA (cfDNA), the primary tumor, metastatic liver tissue, normal tumor-adjacent colon or liver tissue, and whole blood were obtained. Investigated was the feasibility of a targeted NGS approach to identify somatic mutations in ctDNA. This targeted NGS approach was also compared with NGS preceded by mutant allele enrichment using synchronous coefficient of drag alteration technology embodied in the OnTarget assay, and for selected mutations with digital PCR (dPCR)...
December 2016: Molecular Oncology
Yuebi Hu, Ryan S Alden, Justin I Odegaard, Stephen R Fairclough, Ruthia Chen, Jennifer Heng, Nora Feeney, Rebecca J Nagy, Jayshree Shah, Bryan Ulrich, Martin Gutierrez, Richard B Lanman, Judy E Garber, Cloud P Paweletz, Geoffrey R Oxnard
Purpose: Plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) analysis is increasingly used clinically for cancer genotyping, but may lead to incidental identification of germline-risk alleles. We studied EGFR T790M mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) toward the aim of discriminating germline and cancer-derived variants within cfDNA. Experimental Design: Patients with EGFR -mutant NSCLC, some with known germline EGFR T790M, underwent plasma genotyping. Separately, deidentified genomic data and buffy coat specimens from a clinical plasma next-generation sequencing (NGS) laboratory were reviewed and tested...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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