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Submissions for variant NM_000059.3(BRCA2):c.517-4C>G (rs81002804)

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Total submissions: 13
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Submitter RCV SCV Clinical significance Condition Last evaluated Review status Method Comment
Invitae RCV001083460 SCV000072603 benign Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome 2020-11-14 criteria provided, single submitter clinical testing
GeneDx RCV000212206 SCV000167325 benign not specified 2014-04-07 criteria provided, single submitter clinical testing This variant is considered likely benign or benign based on one or more of the following criteria: it is a conservative change, it occurs at a poorly conserved position in the protein, it is predicted to be benign by multiple in silico algorithms, and/or has population frequency not consistent with disease.
Ambry Genetics RCV000131488 SCV000186476 likely benign Hereditary cancer-predisposing syndrome 2018-06-27 criteria provided, single submitter clinical testing Co-occurence with mutation in same gene (phase unknown);In silico models in agreement (benign);Insufficient or conflicting evidence;Other data supporting benign classification
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute San Juan Capistrano RCV000044590 SCV000296597 benign not provided 2018-12-24 criteria provided, single submitter clinical testing
Women's Health and Genetics/Laboratory Corporation of America, LabCorp RCV000212206 SCV000694837 likely benign not specified 2021-05-27 criteria provided, single submitter clinical testing Variant summary: BRCA2 c.517-4C>G alters a nucleotide located close to a canonical splice site and therefore could affect mRNA splicing, leading to a significantly altered protein sequence. 4/4 computational tools predict no significant impact on normal splicing. However, these predictions have yet to be confirmed by functional studies. The variant allele was found at a frequency of 5.1e-05 in 393516 control chromosomes, predominantly at a frequency of 0.00035 within the African or African-American subpopulation in the gnomAD database (v2.1 and v3.2 dataset). This frequency is somewhat lower than the maximum expected for a pathogenic variant in BRCA2 causing Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (0.00075), allowing no clear conclusions about variant significance. However, the variant was also reported from the southern part of Africa with even higher allele frequencies, e.g. 0.014 (3/208 alleles; in the GenomeAsia 100K database) and 0.028 (Oosthuizen_2021), supporting a benign role for the variant. c.517-4C>G has been reported in the literature in individuals affected with breast- and/or ovarian cancer (Pal_2015, Abulkhair_2018, Santonocito_2020), but was also found in controls (Wagner_1999). To our knowledge, no experimental evidence demonstrating an impact on protein function has been reported. Seven other clinical diagnostic laboratories have submitted clinical-significance assessments for this variant to ClinVar after 2014 without evidence for independent evaluation, and classified the variant as Benign (n=2), likely benign (n=4) or VUS (n=1). Based on the evidence outlined above, the variant was classified as likely benign.
Counsyl RCV000113731 SCV000785180 likely benign Breast-ovarian cancer, familial 2 2017-05-22 criteria provided, single submitter clinical testing
Color Health, Inc RCV000131488 SCV000903207 likely benign Hereditary cancer-predisposing syndrome 2015-08-11 criteria provided, single submitter clinical testing
Mendelics RCV000113731 SCV001138969 likely benign Breast-ovarian cancer, familial 2 2019-05-28 criteria provided, single submitter clinical testing
Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory,Illumina RCV000113731 SCV001269105 uncertain significance Breast-ovarian cancer, familial 2 2017-04-27 criteria provided, single submitter clinical testing This variant was observed as part of a predisposition screen in an ostensibly healthy population. A literature search was performed for the gene, cDNA change, and amino acid change (where applicable). No publications were found based on this search. Allele frequency data from public databases did not allow this variant to be ruled in or out of causing disease. Therefore, this variant is classified as a variant of unknown significance.
Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory,Illumina RCV001111541 SCV001269106 uncertain significance Fanconi anemia, complementation group D1 2017-04-27 criteria provided, single submitter clinical testing This variant was observed as part of a predisposition screen in an ostensibly healthy population. A literature search was performed for the gene, cDNA change, and amino acid change (where applicable). No publications were found based on this search. Allele frequency data from public databases did not allow this variant to be ruled in or out of causing disease. Therefore, this variant is classified as a variant of unknown significance.
Breast Cancer Information Core (BIC) (BRCA2) RCV000113731 SCV000147051 uncertain significance Breast-ovarian cancer, familial 2 2004-02-20 no assertion criteria provided clinical testing
Sharing Clinical Reports Project (SCRP) RCV000113731 SCV000297535 benign Breast-ovarian cancer, familial 2 2012-09-11 no assertion criteria provided clinical testing
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,Sinai Health System RCV001355912 SCV001550933 likely benign Malignant tumor of breast no assertion criteria provided clinical testing The BRCA2 c.517-4C>G variant was identified in 2 of 1554 proband chromosomes (frequency: 0.001) from individuals or families with breast or ovarian cancer and was present in 1 of 190 control chromosomes (frequency: 0.005) from healthy individuals (Abulkhair 2018, Pal 2015, Wagner 1999). The variant was also identified in dbSNP (ID: rs81002804) as "With other allele", ClinVar (classified as benign by Invitae, GeneDx and Sharing Clinical Reports Project (SCRP); as likely benign by Ambry Genetics and two other submitters; and as uncertain significance by three submitters), LOVD 3.0 and the BIC Database (2x with unknown clinical importance). The variant was not identified in UMD-LSDB database. It was identified in control databases in 10 of 277034 chromosomes at a frequency of 0.00004 (Genome Aggregation Database Feb 27, 2017). The variant was observed in the following populations: African in 9 of 24024 chromosomes (freq: 0.0004) and Other in 1 of 6460 chromosomes (freq: 0.0002), while the variant was not observed in the Latino, European, Ashkenazi Jewish, East Asian, Finnish, or South Asian populations. The c.517-4C>G variant is located in the 3' splice region but does not affect the invariant -1 and -2 positions or position -3 and -5 to -12, which are part of the splicing consensus sequence and sometimes affect splicing. In addition, in silico or computational prediction software programs (SpliceSiteFinder, MaxEntScan, NNSPLICE, GeneSplicer, HumanSpliceFinder) do not predict a difference in splicing. In summary, based on the above information, the clinical significance of this variant cannot be determined with certainty at this time although we would lean towards a more benign role for this variant. This variant is classified as likely benign.

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