The Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN) Breast Precancer Atlas: A Multi-Omic Integrative Analysis of Ductal Carcinoma in situ With Clinical Outcomes
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Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the most commonly diagnosed precursor of invasive breast cancer (IBC), with variable propensity for progression. We have performed the first multiscale, integrated profiling of DCIS with clinical outcomes to identify predictors of subsequent ipsilateral breast events. We analyzed 677 DCIS samples from 481 patients with 7.1 years median follow-up from two independent cohorts. We made observations on DNA, RNA, and protein expression, and generated a de novo clustering scheme for DCIS that represents the fundamental transcriptomic organization at this early stage of breast neoplasia. Distinct DCIS stromal expression patterns and immune cell compositions were identified. We also found RNA expression patterns that correlate with later events in both cohorts. Our multiscale approach employed in situ methods to generate a spatially resolved atlas of breast precancers, where complementary modalities can be directly compared and correlated with conventional pathology findings, disease states, and clinical outcome.
Keywords: Ductal carcinoma in situ, RNA gene expression profiling, whole genome sequencing, multiplex immunohistochemistry, invasive breast cancer, precancer, outcome, human tumor atlas network, breast, tumor microenvironment
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