Varianteninterpretation in der molekularen Pathologie und Onkologie

Eine Einführung

Variant interpretation in molecular pathology and oncology

An introduction


Die immer umfangreichere genomische Diagnostik im Rahmen der Präzisionsonkologie erfordert einheitliche Bewertungskriterien für die Klassifizierung von Varianten im Hinblick auf ihre funktionelle Relevanz und therapeutischen Implikationen. In dieser Übersichtsarbeit stellen wir die wichtigsten derzeit gebräuchlichen Leitlinien und Klassifikationssysteme vor, erläutern Vor- und Nachteile sowie Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten und beschreiben den schrittweisen, systematischen Prozess, der eine erfolgreiche Variantenbewertung ermöglicht.


Increasingly extensive genomic diagnostics in cancer precision medicine require uniform evaluation criteria for the classification of variants with regard to their functional and therapeutic implications. In this review we present the most important guidelines and classification systems currently used in daily clinical practice, explain their advantages and disadvantages as well as differences and similarities, and present the step-by-step, systematic process that enables successful variant interpretation.

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P. Horak, J. Leichsenring, S. Kreuzfeldt, D. Kazdal, V. Teleanu, V. Endris, A.-L. Volckmar, M. Renner, M. Kirchner, C. E. Heilig, O. Neumann, P. Schirmacher, S. Fröhling und A. Stenzinger geben an, dass kein Interessenkonflikt besteht.

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Horak, P., Leichsenring, J., Kreuzfeldt, S. et al. Varianteninterpretation in der molekularen Pathologie und Onkologie. Pathologe (2021).

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  • Präzisionsmedizin
  • Tumorbiomarker
  • Ganzgenomsequanzierung


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