CHD1 loss sensitizes prostate cancer to DNA damaging therapy by promoting error-prone double-strand break repair
Authors: Shenoy TR, Boysen G, Wang MY, Xu QZ, Guo W, Koh FM, Wang C, Zhang LZ, Wang Y, Gil V, Aziz S, Christova R, Rodrigues DN, Crespo M, Rescigno P, Tunariu N, Riisnaes R, Zafeiriou Z, Flohr P, Yuan W, Knight E, Swain A, Ramalho-Santos M, Xu DY, de Bono J, Wu H.
Reference: Ann Oncol. 2017 Jul 1;28(7):1495-1507. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdx165.
Background: Deletion of the chromatin remodeler chromodomain helicase DNA-binding protein 1 (CHD1) is a common genomic alteration found in human prostate cancers (PCas). CHD1 loss represents a distinct PCa subtype characterized by SPOP mutation and higher genomic instability. However, the role of CHD1 in PCa development in vivo and its clinical utility remain unclear.