DOI: 10.1101/513317Jan 7, 2019Paper

Gene Panel Sequencing in a Chinese High-risk Breast Cancer Cohort

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
Xianyu ZhangDa Pang


Background: Currently, over 20 genes have been defined that can confer susceptibility for high-risk breast cancer. Although research has proved the utility of multiple-gene sequencing in the assessment of breast cancer risk, there is little data from China patients. Here, we use a multiple-gene sequencing panel to identify the variant spectrum in Chinese high-risk breast cancer subjects. Findings: A total of 829 Chinese high-risk breast cancer patients participated in the research. The coding regions of 115 hereditary cancer susceptibility genes were captured and sequenced using a next generation sequencing platform from Complete Genomics and Illumina. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism and small Insertion/deletion variants were defined and analyzed. We developed a semi-automatic interpretation pipeline which enables accurate variants classification. In total, 193 pathogenic variants were identified in 45 genes from 177 patients. The pathogenic variant carrier rate is 21.4%: with 10.5% patients carrying a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation only, 10.0% of patients carried non-BRCA gene mutations only, while 1.0% of patients carried both a BRCA1/2 and a non-BRCA gene mutation. Variants of uncertain significance (VUS) totaling 2632 were identifi...Continue Reading

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