Journal article

Frequent activating STAT3 mutations and novel recurrent genomic abnormalities detected in breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

Piers Blombery, Ella Thompson, Georgina L Ryland, Rachel Joyce, David J Byrne, Christine Khoo, Stephen Lade, Mark Hertzberg, Greg Hapgood, Paula Marlton, Anand Deva, Geoffrey Lindeman, Stephen Fox, David Westerman, Miles Prince

Oncotarget | Published : 2018


Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare form of T-cell lymphoma that occurs after implantation of breast prostheses. We performed comprehensive next generation sequencing based genomic characterization of 11 cases of BIA-ALCL including sequence variant detection on 180 genes frequently mutated in haematological malignancy, genome-wide copy number assessment, structural variant detection involving the T-cell receptor loci and TRB deep-sequencing. We observed sequence variants leading to JAK/STAT activation in 10 out of 11 patients. We also observed germline TP53 mutations in two cases. In addition we detected a recurrent copy number loss involving RPL5 as..

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