Genomic classifications of renal cell carcinoma: a critical step towards the future application of personalized kidney cancer care with pan-omics precision.

TitleGenomic classifications of renal cell carcinoma: a critical step towards the future application of personalized kidney cancer care with pan-omics precision.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsHsieh, JJ, Le, V, Cao, D, Cheng, EH, Creighton, CJ
JournalJ Pathol
Volume244
Issue5
Pagination525-537
Date Published2018 Apr
ISSN1096-9896
Abstract

Over the past 20 years, classifications of kidney cancer have undergone major revisions based on morphological refinements and molecular characterizations. The 2016 WHO classification of renal tumors recognizes more than ten different renal cell carcinoma (RCC) subtypes. Furthermore, the marked inter- and intra-tumor heterogeneity of RCC is now well appreciated. Nevertheless, contemporary multi-omics studies of RCC, encompassing genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, not only highlight apparent diversity but also showcase and underline commonality. Here, we wish to provide an integrated perspective concerning the future 'functional' classification of renal cancer by bridging gaps among morphology, biology, multi-omics, and therapeutics. This review focuses on recent progress and elaborates the potential value of contemporary pan-omics approaches with a special emphasis on cancer genomics unveiled through next-generation sequencing technology, and how an integrated multi-omics approach might impact precision-based personalized kidney cancer care in the near future. Copyright © 2017 Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI10.1002/path.5022
Alternate JournalJ. Pathol.
PubMed ID29266437