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A computational tool to detect DNA alterations tailored to formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples in cancer clinical sequencing

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Medicine, June 2018
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A computational tool to detect DNA alterations tailored to formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples in cancer clinical sequencing
Published in
Genome Medicine, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13073-018-0547-0
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Mamoru Kato, Hiromi Nakamura, Momoko Nagai, Takashi Kubo, Asmaa Elzawahry, Yasushi Totoki, Yuko Tanabe, Eisaku Furukawa, Joe Miyamoto, Hiromi Sakamoto, Shingo Matsumoto, Kuniko Sunami, Yasuhito Arai, Yutaka Suzuki, Teruhiko Yoshida, Katsuya Tsuchihara, Kenji Tamura, Noboru Yamamoto, Hitoshi Ichikawa, Takashi Kohno, Tatsuhiro Shibata


Advanced cancer genomics technologies are now being employed in clinical sequencing, where next-generation sequencers are used to simultaneously identify multiple types of DNA alterations for prescription of molecularly targeted drugs. However, no computational tool is available to accurately detect DNA alterations in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples commonly used in hospitals. Here, we developed a computational tool tailored to the detection of single nucleotide variations, indels, fusions, and copy number alterations in FFPE samples. Elaborated multilayer noise filters reduced the inherent noise while maintaining high sensitivity, as evaluated in tumor-unmatched normal samples using orthogonal technologies. This tool, cisCall, should facilitate clinical sequencing in everyday diagnostics. It is available at https://www.ciscall.org .

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 47 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 23%
Student > Master 10 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 19%
Other 3 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 9 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 26%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 21%
Computer Science 5 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 11 23%

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