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Plasma Cell-Free DNA Profiling of PTEN-PI3K-AKT Pathway Aberrations in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer.

Edmond M Kwan, Chao Dai, Heidi Fettke, Christine Hauser, Maria M Docanto, Patricia Bukczynska, Nicole Ng, Siavash Foroughi, Lisa-Jane K Graham, Kate Mahon, Winston Tan, Xiaohong Wang, Zhixin Zhao, Tiantian Zheng, Kemin Zhou, Jianjun Yu, Pan Du, Lisa G Horvath, Shidong Jia, Manish Kohli Show all

JCO Precis Oncol | American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) | Published : 2021


Tumor tissue from metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) harbors frequent copy number variations (CNVs) in the PTEN-PI3K-AKT pathway. However, identifying CNVs in plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) has proven to be challenging. With emerging data supporting Akt inhibition in PTEN-deficient mCRPC, we profiled PTEN-PI3K-AKT pathway aberrations in patients with mCRPC using a novel cfDNA assay optimized for CNV detection. METHODS: A next-generation sequencing-based cfDNA assay was used to profile 231 patients with mCRPC from two independent cohorts (Australian, n = 78; United States, n = 153). PTEN-PI3K-AKT pathway genomic aberrations were correlated with clinical outcomes, including ..

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