Contralateral breast cancer can represent a metastatic spread of the first primary tumor: determination of clonal relationship between contralateral breast cancers using next-generation whole genome sequencing.

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By convention, a contralateral breast cancer (CBC) is treated as a new primary tumor, independent of the first cancer (BC1). Although there have been indications that the second tumor (BC2) sometimes may represent a metastatic spread of BC1, this has never been conclusively shown. We sought to apply next-generation sequencing to determine a "genetic barcode" for each tumor and reveal the clonal relationship of CBCs.

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  • Cancer and Oncology
Original languageEnglish
Article number102
JournalBreast Cancer Research
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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