An approach to analysis of large-scale correlations between genome changes and clinical endpoints in ovarian cancer.
This report describes analyses of associations of genome copy number abnormalities in ovarian cancers with clinical features using genome-wide graphical and analytical procedures. These studies show that tumor grade is a better indicator of the extent of genomic progression than stage, that loss of chromosome 4 occurs preferentially in high-grade tumors, and that gains of 3q26-qter, 8q24-qter, and 20q13-qter occur frequently in low-grade and low-stage tumors and thus may be early events in ovarian cancer development. In addition, loss of chromosome 16q24 and a total number of independent genome copy number aberrations >7 are associated with reduced survival duration. The association of loss of 16q24 (D16S3026) with decreased survival duration was confirmed by quantitative PCR. Regions that frequently are abnormal and associated with altered survival duration are strong candidates for higher resolution analysis and gene discovery and may be useful markers for prediction of clinical outcome.
Suzuki, S; Moore, DH; Ginzinger, DG; Godfrey, TE; Barclay, J; Powell, B; Pinkel, D; Zaloudek, C; Lu, K; Mills, G; Berchuck, A; Gray, JW
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