Germline mutations in cancer-predisposition genes in patients with biliary tract cancer.

Germline mutations in cancer-predisposition genes in patients with biliary tract cancer. Oncotarget. 2019 Oct 15;10(57):5949-5957 Authors: Terashima T, Umemoto K, Takahashi H, Hosoi H, Takai E, Kondo S, Sakamoto Y, Mitsunaga S, Ohno I, Hashimoto Y, Sasaki M, Ikeda M, Shimada K, Kaneko S, Yachida S, Sugano K, Okusaka T, Morizane C Abstract The prevalence of germline mutations in patients with biliary tract carcinoma (BTC) remains unclear. Here, we investigated the prevalence and types of germline mutations in patients with BTC. We reviewed 269 patients with pathologically proven BTC and collected clinical characteristics, including medical and family histories. Additionally, we evaluated germline variants in 21 genes associated with hereditary predisposition for cancer by targeted sequencing in patients meeting ≥1 of the following criteria: 1) hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer (HBOC) testing criteria modified for BTC, 2) Revised Bethesda Guidelines (RBGs) modified for BTC (modified RBG), 3) familial BTC criteria, or 4) young BTC criteria. Among the 269 patients, 80 met at least one criterion. Three pathogenic mutations in three patients were identified: two in BRCA2 and one in BRCA1. Among the 16 patients meeting modified HBOC testing criteria, 2 harbored germline BRCA2 mutations, and 1 harbored a germline BRCA1 mutation. However, no mutation in mismatch-repair genes were detected, despite 63 patients meeting modified RBG screening criteria and 18...
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