Comprehensive prognostic and predictive panel for chronic lymphocytic leukemia: a next-generation sequencing tool suitable for clinical practice and study of genetic architecture behind the disease progress
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is common and still incurable leukemia of adults characterized by remarkable genetic and clinical heterogeneity. In proposed project we aim to study genetic background underlying clonal evolution of genomic alterations in treatment naïve CLL patients taking the advantage of availability of consecutive samples collected during disease course. Our main objective is to early disclose the disease progression and therapy need. We plan to assess both the prognostic and the predictive value of genomic aberrations detected just before treatment start. For this purpose, a highly complex next-generation sequencing (NGS) tool analyzing simultaneously both fundamental, as well as novel CLL biomarkers will be implemented. We employ benefits of capture-based NGS technology enabling to analyze in one test IGHV mutational status, recurrent chromosomal and gene defects, and Ig light chains clonality. We presume that our NGS panel tailored for CLL can be widely adopted in clinical practice as a simple comprehensive test for better patient prognostication.
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