Comprehensive Genomic Profiling

GCP can detect multiple biomarkers with a single assay

Detect Multiple Biomarkers in a Single Assay

CGP can detect biomarkers at nucleotide-level resolution and typically comprises all major genomic variant classes (single nucleotide variants, indels, copy number variants, fusions, and splice variants). Additionally, CGP can detect genomic signatures such as TMB and MSI (tumor mutational burden and microsatellite instability, respectively), maximizing the ability to find clinically actionable alterations.

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Consolidate Testing to Save Time and Precious Samples

CGP consolidates biomarker detection into a single multiplex assay, eliminating the need for sequential testing. With a single test, you can assess the most prevalent as well as rare biomarkers. By assessing all biomarkers at once, you may increase chances of finding an actionable alteration. This potentially provides faster results, limits the input of precious biopsy samples, and may reduce the risks and cost associated with rebiopsy.1,2

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Identify Actionable Alterations

CGP can offer both actionable and potentially actionable results to help identify more effective therapeutic paths and innovative clinical trial options for cancer patients. When tissue biopsies are unavailable, CGP from liquid biopsy may provide helpful information about a tumor's genomic make-up. CGP using tissue and liquid biopsy together may reveal more insights into a tumor's composition.3,4

Percentage of Potentially Actionable Alterations

Multiple studies have demonstrated the ability of CGP to identify potentially clinically relevant genomic alterations, across different tumor types.

Potentially Actionable Variants Identified in Patient Samples Patient Cohort Author
93.5% Single center, prospective study with 339 patients. Refractory cancers, multiple types: ovarian (18%), breast (16%), sarcoma (13%), renal (7%), and others Wheler et al 20165
94.5% Prospective study with 100 patients, diverse-histology, rare, or poor-prognosis cancers Hirshfield et al 20166
36.7% Prospective study with 10,000 patients with advanced cancer aross a vast array of solid tumor types Zehir et al 20177
90% Retrospective study with 96 patients across multiple tumor types Reitsma et al 20198
71% 6832 NSCLC patients Suh et al 20169

The percent of actionable alterations identified in each study varies according to patient cohort, study type, CGP panel used, and criteria for categorizing a genomic alteration as actionable.

Data on file.

Marjolijn Ligtenberg

What Do the Experts Say About Comprehensive Genomic Profiling?

Listen to Marjolijn Ligtenberg, Pathologist, Laboratory of Tumor Genetics, Radboud University Medical Center, and others discuss the value CGP offers to patients and healthcare providers.

How CGP Compares to Other Sequencing Methods

CGP vs Single-Gene Assays

Single-gene assays are limited to a single biomarker. Many times these assays do not cover the entire gene sequence, with the risk of missing important gene alterations.13

An iterative single-gene testing approach can lead to tissue depletion and repeat biopsies.13,15,16

CGP vs Targeted Panels

Targeted panels typically offer coverage of specific genes instead of the entire coding sequence. As a result they can miss important alterations.7

A comprehensive single assay that assesses a wide range of biomarkers increases the chances of obtaining relevant information vs. targeted panels.

CGP vs Exome Sequencing

Not only can whole-exome sequencing be cost-prohibitive when developing personalized therapies, but it can also lead to inadequate coverage to detect important variants in lower frequencies due to the need for high amounts of sequencing.17-21

Ludovic Lacroix

There are a lot of very impressive novel therapies coming on the market with new fusions that we need to detect.

Ludovic Lacroix
Department of Medical Biology and Pathology
Institut de Cancerologie Gustave Roussy

At OmniSeq, we've adopted comprehensive genomic profiling as our test of choice so we could look at multiple biomarkers on a minimum of specimens to get a single consolidated report.

Jeff Conroy
Chief Scientific Officer at OmniSeq

A solid CGP assay is, in my opinion, inclusive of both DNA and RNA analysis. There is mounting data that clinically relevant variants can be missed by DNA analysis alone.

Nikoletta Sidiropoulos
Director of Molecular Pathology at the University of Vermont

The change from single-gene or single-biomarker testing to a comprehensive panel based approach has been driven by...factors that include inherent efficiency of a single comprehensive panel, which is key among cancers and other samples that have limited tissue.

Jeremy Wallentine
Laboratory Director at Intermountain Precision Genomics

It is important for CGP to include DNA and RNA targets. RNA fusions are very important in some cancers and you need to see the exact RNA fusion.

Professor Xiaoyan Zhou
Reference LabLeader of Molecular Pathological Lab Shanghai Cancer Center, Fudan University

Precision Medicine Through Comprehensive Genomic Profiling

NGS can power insights by examining hundreds of cancer genes in a single assay. Using CGP with liquid biopsies provides a quicker, less invasive, and less risky sample source for understanding complex cancers. Watch the video and learn how a complete suite of CGP offerings used within your lab can deliver faster precision medicine.

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Reasons to Bring CGP In-House

Adding comprehensive genomic profiling to your lab’s in-house test menu can provide a number of added benefits. These include:

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Delivering results faster (as compared to send-out services)
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Reducing Quantity Not Sufficient (QNS) rates
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Increasing number of informed cases
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Building a database for future studies
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Amplifying the role of the pathologists on the care team
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TruSight Oncology Comprehensive (EU) is the first CE-marked IVD test kit for comprehensive genomic profiling based on DNA and RNA that consolidates multiple iterative tests into one.

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