Buckley AR, Ideker T, Carter H, Harismendy O, Schork NJ
Exome-wide analysis of bi-allelic alterations identifies a Lynch phenotype in The Cancer Genome Atlas.
Genome medicine. 2018-09-14; 10.1: 69.
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).