Pathways of cancer cell evolution

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Genetics
  • Cancer and Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology

Keywords

  • Pathology, Paediatrics, Childhood cancer

Description

Research

We make genetic and functional maps of cancer cell evolution in patients by analyzing multiple tumour samples from the same patient. In particular, we aim to: 1. Make phylogenetic maps of cancer cell variation over anatomic space and treatment time in order to understand the conditions leading to treatment resistance; 2. Assess the functional effect on the RNA and protein levels of genetic variation in tumours; 3. Analyze to what extent clinical biomarkers exhibit variability within a tumour lineage – a potentially important source of error in clinical decision making; 4. Evaluate the potential of using parameters of genetic variation as biomarkers for response to treatment. To reach these aims we use a combination of traditional histopathology and next-generation sequencing technologies. We focus on three of the most common solid tumours in children: neuroblastoma, Wilms tumour and rhabdomyosarcoma.

Recent research outputs

Anders Valind, Wessman, S., Pal, N., Jenny Karlsson, Tord Jonson, Sandstedt, B. & David Gisselsson, 2018 Nov 1, In : Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 65, 11, e27301

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jenny Karlsson, Anders Valind, Linda Holmquist Mengelbier, Bredin, S., Louise Cornmark, Jansson, C., Wali, A., Johan Staaf, Viklund, B., Ingrid Øra, Anna Börjesson, Backman, T., Noémie Braekeveldt, Sandstedt, B., Pal, N., Isaksson, A., Lackner, B. G., Tord Jonson, Daniel Bexell & David Gisselsson, 2018 Jun 4, In : Nature Genetics. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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