Identification of the c.829_832delAATA Deletion Variants in the BRCA1 Gene Associated with Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer - Case Report

J Genomics. 2022 Feb 14;10:33-38. doi: 10.7150/jgen.68220. eCollection 2022.


Determination of the BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation status in patients with breast and/or ovarian cancer is commonly performed using various molecular techniques. The use of targeted PCR-based tests only may not be sufficient, as not all possible variants are investigated. In the present study, we used next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques to identify novel pathogenic variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2. In this study, material (blood and FFPE) collected from a 67-year-old patient with ovarian cancer was used. The presence of hereditary mutations characteristic for the Polish population was examined using Sanger sequencing. BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene exons were amplified using the Devyser BRCA kit and sequenced on the Miniseq. No germline mutations characteristic for the Polish population were detected. However, 12 single nucleotide variants and 2 indels were identified. We found a new deleterious mutation of gene BRCA1 (c.829_832delAATA). To our knowledge, this mutation has not been reported yet in the Polish population and elsewhere. The use of the NGS technique increases the possibility of detecting mutational changes in patients with ovarian and/or breast cancer. Quick determination of pathogenic variants is important to facilitate specific therapy, in addition to the identification of familial predisposition to cancer.

Keywords: BRCA2; BRCA1; NGS; PARP inhibitors; ovarian/breast cancer.