MRI-localized biopsies reveal subtype-specific differences in molecular and cellular composition at the margins of glioblastoma
We obtained radiographically-localized biopsies during glioma resection surgeries to sample the tumor core and margins from multiple glioma patients. We also procured fresh, non-neoplastic brain tissue specimens from multiple patients having procedures to relieve epilespy symptoms or to place shunts to treat normal pressure hydrocephalus. We then used RNA-Seq to compare expression patterns between geographically distinct regions of gliomas and computational deconvolution to estimate cell type-specific expression patterns in different disease subtypes. Overall design: RNA-Seq analysis in 39 contrast-enhancing glioma core samples, 36 non-enhancing FLAIR glioma margin samples, and 17 non-neoplastic brain tissue samples.
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