Genomic analysis of aggressive ductal adenocarcinoma of the prostate

Hiroaki Kobayashi, Takeo Kosaka, Kohei Nakamura, Tokuhiro Kimura, Hiroshi Nishihara, Mototsugu Oya

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Background: Genomic profile analysis using next-generation sequencing can potentially elucidate the pathogenesis of rare cancers. Ductal adenocarcinoma, a rare subtype of prostate cancer, has an aggressive nature. This is the first study to analyze the genomic profile of ductal adenocarcinoma in an Asian population. Methods: We identified 12 patients newly diagnosed with ductal adenocarcinoma of the prostate at two hospitals, and nine patients (75.0%) had the pure type. Genomic assessment was performed using either the PleSSision testing platform or FoundationOne CDx. Results: At least one genomic alteration occurred in 11 patients (91.7%), and the most frequently mutated gene was tumor suppressor protein p53 (TP53), which was found in six cases (50.0%). Alterations characteristic of this cohort were found in four cases (33.3%) of retinoblastoma transcriptional corepressor 1 (RB1), which was only observed in the pure type. Compared to previous study results, the frequency of genetic alterations in the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway (n = 3; 25.0%) and Wnt-β-catenin pathway (n = 5; 41.7%) was comparable, but no alterations in the DNA damage repair (DDR) pathway were observed. None of the patients presented high tumor mutation burden or microsatellite instability. Conclusions: We found that the Asian cohort with ductal adenocarcinoma had actionable alterations, and a high frequency of alterations in TP53 and RB1 reflected the aggressive nature of the tumor. Genetic analysis using next-generation sequencing is expected to help elucidate the pathogenesis of ductal adenocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8445-8451
Number of pages7
JournalCancer medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Apr


  • ductal adenocarcinoma
  • next generation sequencing
  • retinoblastoma transcriptional corepressor 1 (RB1)
  • tumor suppressor protein p53 (TP53)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research


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