Associated Genetic Biomarkers
V-ets avian erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogene homolog (ERG) is a gene that encodes a transcription factor protein in the erythroblast transformation-specific (ETS) family. The protein functions in embryonic development, cell differentiation, apoptosis, and many other cellular processes. Fusions, missense mutations, and silent mutations are observed in cancers such as lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and skin cancer.
ERG is altered in 1.00% of all cancers with prostate adenocarcinoma, breast invasive ductal carcinoma, lung adenocarcinoma, bladder urothelial carcinoma, and Ewing sarcoma having the greatest prevalence of alterations .
The most common alterations in ERG are ERG Amplification (0.12%) and ERG Loss (0.03%) .
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