E-TABM-873 - Transcription profiling of human ependymomas at diagnosis and at relapse to investigate key molecular events involved in tumor progression

Released on 31 December 2010, last updated on 2 May 2014
Homo sapiens
Samples (44)
Array (1)
Protocols (7)
Goal of the experiment Recurrence is a frequent phenomenon in intracranial childhood ependymomas. To understand this process, we investigated whether the gene expression profiling of matched ependymomas at diagnosis and at relapse could reveal key molecular events involved in tumor progression. To gain new insight in this process and identify pathways associated with recurrence, we compared the gene expression profiles of local recurrences with the corresponding initial tumors. Brief description We analyzed 17 tumor samples at diagnosis and a total of 27 paired recurrences. Recurrences analyzed occurred after surgery only in 12 cases, surgery plus chemotherapy only in 9 cases and any treatment plus radiotherapy in 6 cases. We compared the level of gene expression for each tumor at recurrence relative to its expression at diagnosis using Agilent 44K dual color gene expression microarrays.
Experiment type
 disease state, time series, all pairs, dye swap, co-expression
Portrait of ependymoma recurrence in children: biomarkers of tumor progression identified by dual-color microarray-based gene expression analysis. Peyre M, Commo F, Dantas-Barbosa C, Andreiuolo F, Puget S, Lacroix L, Drusch F, Scott V, Varlet P, Mauguen A, Dessen P, Lazar V, Vassal G, Grill J. :e12932 (2010), PMID:20885975
Molecular Portraits of Ependymoma Recurrences by Paired Analysis of Microarray Data in Children.