Adult classical glioblastoma with a BRAF V600E mutation

Yoshinobu Takahashi, Toshiaki Akahane, Takahiro Sawada, Hidetoshi Ikeda, Akira Tempaku, Shigeru Yamauchi, Hiroshi Nishihara, Shinya Tanaka, Kazumi Nitta, Wataru Ide, Ikuo Hashimoto, Hajime Kamada

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The B-Raf proto-oncogene serine/threonine kinase (B-Raf) is a member of the Raf kinase family. The BRAF V600E mutation occurs frequently in certain brain tumors such as pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, ganglioglioma, and pilocytic astrocytoma, and less frequently in epithelioid and giant cell glioblastoma. BRAF V600E mutation in these cases has been canonically detected using Sanger sequencing or immunohistochemistry but not with next-generation sequencing (NGS). Moreover, to our knowledge, there is no detailed report of the BRAF V600E mutation in an adult glioblastoma with classical histologic features (c-GBM). Therefore, we performed NGS analysis to determine the mutational status of BRAF of 13 glioblastomas (GBMs) (11 primary and 2 secondary cases) and detected one tumor harboring the BRAF V600E mutation. We report here the detection of the BRAF V600E mutation in a patient with c-GBM and describe the patient's clinical course as well as the results of histopathological analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 11
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • BRAF V600E
  • Classical glioblastoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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