Targeted RNA NextGenSeq profiling in oncology using single molecule molecular inversion probes [article]

Krissie Lenting, Corina N.A.M. van den Heuvel, Anne van Ewijk, Elizabeth Tindall, Ge Wei, Benno Kusters, Maarten te Dorsthorst, Mark ter Laan, Martijn A. Huynen, William P. Leenders
2018 bioRxiv   pre-print
AbstractHundreds of biology-based precision drugs are available that neutralize aberrant molecular pathways in cancer. Molecular heterogeneity and the lack of reliable companion diagnostic biomarkers for many drugs makes targeted treatment of cancer inaccurate for many individuals, leading to futile overtreatment. To acquire a comprehensive insight in aberrant actionable biological pathways in individual cancers we applied a cost-effective targeted RNA next generation sequencing (NGS)
more » ... The test allows NGS-based measurement of transcript levels and splice variants of hundreds of genes with established roles in the biological behavior in many cancer types. We here present proof of concept that the technique generates a correct molecular diagnosis and a prognosis for glioma patients. The test not only confirmed known brain cancer-associated molecular aberrations but also identified aberrant expression levels of actionable genes and mutations that are associated with other cancer types. Targeted RNA-NGS is therefore a highly attractive method to guide precision therapy for the individual patient based on pathway analysis.
doi:10.1101/440065 fatcat:xwubekurq5alppl6ia7ppbaeam