RB1 Heterogeneity in Advanced Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer.


Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO), University of Trento, Laboratory of Functional and Computational Oncology, Trento, Italy. [Email] [Email]


Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) is a lethal but clinically heterogeneous disease, with patients having variable benefit from endocrine and cytotoxic treatments. Intrapatient genomic heterogeneity could be a contributing factor to this clinical heterogeneity. Here, we used whole-genome sequencing (WGS) to investigate genomic heterogeneity in 21 previously treated CRPC metastases from 10 patients to investigate intrapatient molecular heterogeneity (IPMH).Experimental Design: WGS was performed on topographically separate metastases from patients with advanced metastatic prostate cancer. IPMH of the RB1 gene was identified and further evaluated by FISH and IHC assays.