Tumor-derived DNA can be found in the plasma of cancer patients. We explored the use of shotgun massively parallel sequencing of plasma DNA... Show More
Tumor-derived DNA can be found in the plasma of cancer patients. We explored the use of shotgun massively parallel sequencing of plasma DNA obtained from cancer patients to scan a cancer genome noninvasively. We achieved the profiling of copy number aberrations and point mutations, in a genomewide manner using this approach. By measuring the genomewide aggregated allelic loss and point mutations, we determined the fractional tumor-derived DNA concentrations in plasma and correlated these values with tumor size and surgical treatment. We have also demonstrated the application of this approach to monitoring a complex oncologic scenario, in a patient with two synchronous cancers. In particular, through the use of multi-regional sequencing of tumoral tissues and shotgun sequencing of plasma DNA, we have shown that plasma DNA sequencing is a valuable approach for studying tumoral heterogeneity. Shotgun plasma DNA sequencing is thus a powerful tool for cancer monitoring and research.
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