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Associated Genetic Biomarkers
Immunoglobulin kappa locus (IGK) is a gene that encodes a protein with unknown function. It is not clear whether IGK mutations have been observed in human cancers.
IGK is altered in 0.18% of all cancers with breast invasive ductal carcinoma, endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified, bladder urothelial carcinoma, and Burkitt lymphoma having the greatest prevalence of alterations .
The most common alterations in IGK are IGK-MYC Fusion (0.18%) and IGK-BCL2 Fusion (0.04%) .
IGK status serves as an inclusion eligibility criteria in 2 clinical trials, of which 2 are open and 0 are closed. Of the trials that contain IGK status as an inclusion criterion, 2 are phase 2 (2 open).
Trials with IGK status in the inclusion eligibility criteria most commonly target B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia .
The most frequent alteration to serve as an inclusion eligibility criterion is IGK Fusion .
Blinatumomab and inotuzumab ozogamicin are the most frequent therapies in trials with IGK as an inclusion criteria .
Significance of IGK in Diseases
B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia +
IGK is an inclusion criterion in 2 clinical trials for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, of which 2 are open and 0 are closed. Of the trials that contain IGK status and B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia as inclusion criteria, 2 are phase 2 (2 open) .
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4. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.