Exome-wide analysis of bi-allelic alterations identifies a Lynch phenotype in The Cancer Genome Atlas.

Exome-wide analysis of bi-allelic alterations identifies a Lynch phenotype in The Cancer Genome Atlas.

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Authors: Buckley AR, Ideker T, Carter H, Harismendy O, Schork NJ
Title: Exome-wide analysis of bi-allelic alterations identifies a Lynch phenotype in The Cancer Genome Atlas.
Citation: Genome medicine. 2018-09-14; 10.1: 69.
Abstract:
Cancer susceptibility germline variants generally require somatic alteration of the remaining allele to drive oncogenesis and, in some cases, tumor mutational profiles. Whether combined germline and somatic bi-allelic alterations are universally required for germline variation to influence tumor mutational profile is unclear. Here, we performed an exome-wide analysis of the frequency and functional effect of bi-allelic alterations in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).
PMID: 30217226