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Genetic Heterogeneity in Rhabdomyosarcoma Revealed by SNP Array Analysis
Lund Univ, Skane Univ Hosp, Univ & Reg Labs, Dept Clin Genet, Lund, Sweden..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
Lund Univ, Skane Univ Hosp, Univ & Reg Labs, Dept Clin Genet, Lund, Sweden..
Lund Univ, Skane Univ Hosp, Univ & Reg Labs, Dept Clin Genet, Lund, Sweden..
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2016 (English)In: Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer, ISSN 1045-2257, E-ISSN 1098-2264, Vol. 55, no 1, 3-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents. Alveolar (ARMS) and embryonal (ERMS) histologies predominate, but rare cases are classified as spindle cell/sclerosing (SRMS). For treatment stratification, RMS is further subclassified as fusion-positive (FP-RMS) or fusion-negative (FN-RMS), depending on whether a gene fusion involving PAX3 or PAX7 is present or not. We investigated 19 cases of pediatric RMS using high resolution single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array. FP-ARMS displayed, on average, more structural rearrangements than ERMS; the single FN-ARMS had a genomic profile similar to ERMS. Apart from previously known amplification (e.g., MYCN, CDK4, and MIR17HG) and deletion (e.g., NF1, CDKN2A, and CDKN2B) targets, amplification of ERBB2 and homozygous loss of ASCC3 or ODZ3 were seen. Combining SNP array with cytogenetic data revealed that most cases were polyploid, with at least one case having started as a near-haploid tumor. Further bioinformatic analysis of the SNP array data disclosed genetic heterogeneity, in the form of subclonal chromosomal imbalances, in five tumors. The outcome was worse for patients with FP-ARMS than ERMS or FN-ARMS (6/8 vs. 1/9 dead of disease), and the only children with ERMS showing intratumor diversity or with MYOD1 mutation-positive SRMS also died of disease. High resolution SNP array can be useful in evaluating genomic imbalances in pediatric RMS.

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2016. Vol. 55, no 1, 3-15 p.
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Cancer and Oncology Medical Genetics
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-276867DOI: 10.1002/gcc.22285ISI: 000368259400001PubMedID: 26482321OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-276867DiVA: diva2:903721
Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation
Available from: 2016-02-16 Created: 2016-02-16 Last updated: 2016-02-16Bibliographically approved

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