Data Interoperability of Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) Based Mutational Burden Estimates from Different Laboratories
AbstractImmune checkpoint inhibitors, which unleash a patient’s own T cells to kill tumors, are revolutionizing cancer treatment. Several independent studies suggest that higher non-synonymous mutational burden assessed by whole exome sequencing (WES) in tumors is associated with improved objective response, durable clinical benefit, and progression-free survival in immune checkpoint inhibitors treatment. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a promising technology being used in the clinic to direct patient treatment. Cancer genome WES poses a unique challenge due to tumor heterogeneity and sequencing artifacts introduced by formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue. In order to evaluate the data interoperability of WES data from different sources to survey tumor mutational landscape, we compared WES data of several tumor/normal matched samples from five commercial vendors. A large data discrepancy was observed from vendors’ self-reported data. Independent data analysis from vendors’ raw NGS data shows that whole exome sequencing data from qualified vendors can be combined and analyzed uniformly to derive comparable quantitative estimates of tumor mutational burden. View Full-Text
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Qiu, P.; Pang, L.; Arreaza, G.; Maguire, M.; Chang, K.C.N.; Marton, M.J.; Levitan, D. Data Interoperability of Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) Based Mutational Burden Estimates from Different Laboratories. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 651.
Qiu P, Pang L, Arreaza G, Maguire M, Chang KCN, Marton MJ, Levitan D. Data Interoperability of Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) Based Mutational Burden Estimates from Different Laboratories. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(5):651.Chicago/Turabian Style
Qiu, Ping; Pang, Ling; Arreaza, Gladys; Maguire, Maureen; Chang, Ken C.N.; Marton, Matthew J.; Levitan, Diane. 2016. "Data Interoperability of Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) Based Mutational Burden Estimates from Different Laboratories." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 5: 651.
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