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© 2018 by The American Society of Hematology Multiple myeloma (MM) is a genetically heterogeneous cancer of bone marrow plasma cells with variable outcome. To assess the prognostic relevance of clonal heterogeneity of TP53 copy number, we profiled tumors from 1777 newly diagnosed Myeloma XI trial patients with multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA). Subclonal TP53 deletions were independently associated with shorter overall survival, with a hazard ratio of 1.8 (95% confidence interval, 1.2-2.8; P 5 .01). Clonal, but not subclonal, TP53 deletions were associated with clinical markers of advanced disease, specifically lower platelet counts (P < .001) and increased lactate dehydrogenase (P < .001), as well as a higher frequency of features indicative of genomic instability, del(13q) (P 5 .002) or del(1p) (P 5 .006). Biallelic TP53 loss-of-function by mutation and deletion was rare (2.4%) and associated with advanced disease. We present a framework for identifying subclonal TP53 deletions by MLPA, to improve patient stratification in MM and tailor therapy, enabling management strategies.
Author(s): Shah V, Johnson DC, Sherborne AL, Ellis S, Aldridge FM, Howard-Reeves J, Begum F, Price A, Kendall J, Chiecchio L, Savola S, Jenner MW, Drayson MT, Owen RG, Gregory WM, Morgan GJ, Davies FE, Houlston RS, Cook G, Cairns DA, Jackson G, Kaiser MF
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Online publication date: 06/12/2018
Acceptance date: 03/10/2018
ISSN (print): 0006-4971
ISSN (electronic): 1528-0020
Publisher: American Society of Hematology
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