Deep sequencing of multiple regions of glial tumors reveals spatial heterogeneity for mutations in clinically relevant genes.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Genome biology, Volume 15, Issue 12, p.530 (2014)

Abstract:

The extent of intratumoral mutational heterogeneity remains unclear in gliomas, the most common primary brain tumors, especially with respect to point mutation. To address this, we applied single molecule molecular inversion probes targeting 33 cancer genes to assay both point mutations and gene amplifications within spatially distinct regions of 14 glial tumors.