You are in the accessibility menu

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Genomic Signatures Predict Poor Outcome in Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcomas and Leiomyosarcomas
  • A. C. Camargo Cancer Center
  • Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
  • Hospital do Câncer de Barretos
Undifferentiated high-grade pleomorphic sarcomas (UPSs) display aggressive clinical behavior and frequently develop local recurrence and distant metastasis. Because these sarcomas often share similar morphological patterns with other tumors, particularly leiomyosarcomas (LMSs), classification by exclusion is frequently used. In this study, array-based comparative genomic hybridization (array CGH) was used to analyze 20 UPS and 17 LMS samples from untreated patients. The LMS samples presented a lower frequency of genomic alterations compared with the UPS samples. The most frequently altered UPS regions involved gains at 20q13.33 and 7q22.1 and losses at 3p26.3. Gains at 8q24.3 and 19q13.12 and losses at 9p21.3 were frequently detected in the LMS samples. Of these regions, gains at 1q21.3, 11q12.2-q12.3, 16p11.2, and 19q13.12 were significantly associated with reduced overall survival times in LMS patients. A multivariate analysis revealed that gains at 1q21.3 were an independent prognostic marker of shorter survival times in LMS patients (HR = 13.76; P = 0.019). Although the copy number profiles of the UPS and LMS samples could not be distinguished using unsupervised hierarchical clustering analysis, one of the three clusters presented cases associated with poor prognostic outcome (P = 0.022). A relative copy number analysis for the ARNT, SLC27A3, and PBXIP1 genes was performed using quantitative real-time PCR in 11 LMS and 16 UPS samples. Gains at 1q21-q22 were observed in both tumor types, particularly in the UPS samples. These findings provide strong evidence for the existence of a genomic signature to predict poor outcome in a subset of UPS and LMS patients. © 2013 Silveira et al.
Issue Date: 
PLoS ONE, v. 8, n. 6, 2013.
  • antineoplastic agent
  • adjuvant therapy
  • adolescent
  • adult
  • aged
  • ARNT gene
  • cancer prognosis
  • cancer radiotherapy
  • child
  • chromosome 11q
  • chromosome 16p
  • chromosome 19q
  • chromosome 1q
  • chromosome 20q
  • chromosome 3p
  • chromosome 7q
  • chromosome 8q
  • chromosome 9p
  • chromosome loss
  • clinical article
  • comparative genomic hybridization
  • female
  • gene
  • gene dosage
  • gene mutation
  • human
  • human tissue
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • male
  • muscle resection
  • nucleotide sequence
  • overall survival
  • PBXIP1 gene
  • pleomorphic sarcoma
  • prediction
  • preschool child
  • quantitative analysis
  • real time polymerase chain reaction
  • sarcoma
  • school child
  • SLC27A3 gene
Access Rights: 
Acesso aberto
Appears in Collections:Artigos, TCCs, Teses e Dissertações da Unesp

There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.