Study: JGAS00000000001




TitleIdentification and Characterization of Cancer Mutations in Japanese LungAdenocarcinoma without Sequencing of Normal Tissue Counterparts
AbstractWe analyzed whole-exome sequencing data from 97 Japanese lung adenocarcinomapatients and identified several putative cancer-related genes and pathways. Particularly, we observed that cancer-related mutation patterns were significantly different between different ethnic groups. As previously reported, mutations in the EGFR gene were characteristic to Japanese, while those in the KRAS gene were more frequent in Caucasians. Furthermore, during the course of this analysis, we found that cancer-specific somatic mutations can be detected without sequencing normal tissue counterparts. 64% of the germline variants could be excluded using a total of 217 external Japanese exome datasets. We also show that a similar approach may beused for other three ethnic groups, although the discriminative power depends on the ethnic group. We demonstrate that the ATM gene and the PAPPA2 gene could be identified as cancer prognosis related genes. By bypassing the sequencing of normaltissue counterparts, this approach provides a useful means of not only reducing the time and cost of sequencing but also analyzing archive samples, for which normal tissue counterparts are not available.
Study Type
Study TypeExome Sequencing
Accession Title Dataset type Data objects Policy
JGAD00000000001 whole-exome sequencing data from 97 Japanese lung adenocarcinomapatients Random exome sequencing 191 JGAP00000000002