Assessment of Two Commercial Comprehensive Gene Panels for Personalized Cancer Treatment
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(1) Background: Analysis of tumor DNA by next-generation sequencing (NGS) plays various roles in the classification and management of cancer. This study aimed to assess the performance of two similar and large, comprehensive gene panels with a focus on clinically relevant variant detection and tumor mutation burden (TMB) assessment; (2) Methods: DNA from 19 diagnostic small cell lung cancer biopsies and an AcroMetrix™ assessment sample with >500 mutations were sequenced using Oncomine™ Comprehensive Assay Plus (OCAP) on the Ion Torrent platform and TruSight Oncology 500 Assay (TSO500) on the Illumina platform; (3) Results: OCAP and TSO500 achieved comparable NGS quality, such as mean read coverage and mean coverage uniformity. A total of 100% of the variants in the diagnostic samples and 80% of the variants in the AcroMetrix™ assessment sample were detected by both panels, and the panels reported highly similar variant allele frequency. A proportion of 14/19 (74%) samples were classified in the same TMB category; (4) Conclusions: Comparable results were obtained using OCAP and TSO500, suggesting that both panels could be applied to screen patients for enrolment in personalized cancer treatment trials.