A major challenge to combating cancer is the dynamism and inherent heterogeneity contributing to the disease’s onset, progression, and relapse. In the enormous efforts to identify the factors underlying these factors, bulk sequencing is widely used, but the need for unmasking the underlying genetic diversity across cell populations remains unmet.
Single-cell DNA sequencing can be used to interrogate clonal mosaicism and neoplastic transformation, metastatic dissemination, and therapeutic resistance with its ability to co-analyze SNVs and CNVs at the single-cell level in a scalable manner. As a tool for probing clonal architecture and evolution, researchers can identify zygosity, mutational co-occurrence, and rare mutations in individual cells.
Jorge Reis-Filho of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will share the strategies for characterizing intratumor heterogeneity and evolutionary trajectories in cancers at the single-cell level and present his latest findings in breast cancer research.
This webinar will also present the latest advances in single-cell DNA sequencing, including pre-designed solid tumor DNA panels, single-cell CNV analysis workflow, and nuclei isolation protocols enabling solid tumor researchers to access this technology.