CORE TECHNOLOGIES
Cancer Genomics Group

ANA VIVANCOS

ANA VIVANCOS
Principal Investigator
Biosketch

STRATEGIC GOALS

  • Somatic mutation profiling of tumor genomes to stratify patients entering clinical trials.
  • Identification of somatic mutations involved in mechanisms of sensitivity or resistance to PI3K inhibitors in breast cancer and glioma.
  • Offer genomic services to basic and clinical researchers in VHIO.

CURRENT OBJECTIVES

  • Our goal in 2010 is to set up the MassARRAY (SEQUENOM) and Genome Analyzer IIx (Illumina) technologies to study cancer genomes in the context of clinical trials as well as in basic research projects. We will also establish DNA extraction and bias-free whole genome amplification systems from FFPE tissues as well as from low cellularity samples.

TEAM

Cancer Genomics Group
  • Principal Investigator
    • Ana Vivancos
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows
    • Ginevra Caratú
    • Deborah G. Lo Giacco
    • Leire Mendizabal
  • Specialized Technicians
    • Chiara Chianese
    • Judit Matito
    • Zighereda Ogbah
  • Bioinformatician
    • Francesco Mancuso
  • Aux. Tec. Bioinformatician
    • Laura Muiños

Most relevant scientific publications

  • Vivancos A, Élez E, Salazar R. Circulating cell-free DNA as predictor of treatment failure after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy before surgery in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer: is it ready for primetime? Ann Oncol. 2018 Mar 1;29(3):532-534.
  • Capdevila J, Mayor R; Mancuso FF, Iglesias C; Caratù G, Matos I, Zafón C, Hernando J, Petit A, Nuciforo P, Cameselle-Teijeiro JM, Álvarez C, Recio JA, Tabernero J, Matias-Guiu X, Vivancos A, Seoane J. Early evolutionary divergence between papillary and anaplastic thyroid cancers. Ann Oncol. 2018 Jun 1;29(6):1454-1460.
  • Cedrés S, Felip E, Cruz C, Martinez de Castro A, Pardo N, Navarro A, Martinez-Marti A, Remon J, Zeron-Medina J, Balmaña J, Llop-Guevara A, Miquel JM, Sansano I, Nuciforo P, Mancuso F, Serra V, Vivancos A. Activity of HSP90 Inhibition in a Metastatic Lung Cancer Patient With a Germline BRCA1 Mutation. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Aug 1;110(8):914-917.
  • Puig I, Tenbaum SP, Chicote I, Arqués O, Martínez-Quintanilla J, Cuesta-Borrás E, Ramírez L, Gonzalo P, Soto A, Aguilar S, Eguizabal C, Caratù G, Prat A, Argilés G, Landolfi S, Casanovas O, Serra V, Villanueva A, Arroyo AG, Terracciano L, Nuciforo P, Seoane J, Recio JA, Vivancos A, Dienstmann R, Tabernero J, Palmer HG. TET2 controls chemoresistant slow-cycling cancer cell survival and tumor recurrence. J Clin Invest. 2018 Aug 31;128(9):3887-3905.
  • Martinez-Marti A, Felip E, Matito J, Mereu E, Navarro A, Cedrés S, Pardo N, Martinez de Castro A, Remon J, Miquel J M, Guillaumet-Adkins A, Nadal E, Rodriguez-Esteban G, Arqués O, Fasani R, Nuciforo P, Heyn H, Villanueva A, Palmer H G, Vivancos A. Dual MET and ERBB inhibition overcomes intratumor plasticity in osimertinib-resistant-advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Ann Oncol. 2017 Oct 1;28(10):2451-2457.
  • García-Foncillas J, Alba E, Aranda E, Díaz-Rubio E, López-López R, Tabernero J, Vivancos A. Incorporating BEAMing technology as a liquid biopsy into clinical practice for the management of colorectal cancer patients: an expert taskforce review. Ann Oncol. 2017 Dec 1;28(12):2943-2949.
  • Dienstmann R, Elez E, Argiles G, Matos I, Sanz-Garcia E, Ortiz C, Macarulla T, Capdevila J, Alsina M, Sauri T, Verdaguer H, Vilaro M, Ruiz-Pace F, Viaplana C, Garcia A, Landolfi S, Palmer HG, Nuciforo P, Rodon J, Vivancos A, Tabernero J. Analysis of mutant allele fractions in driver genes in colorectal cancer – biological and clinical insights. Mol Oncol. 2017 Sep;11(9):1263-1272.
  • Grasselli J, Elez E, Caratù G, Matito J, Santos C, Macarulla T, Vidal J, Garcia M, Viéitez JM, Paéz D, Falcó E, Lopez Lopez C, Aranda E, Jones F, Sikri V, Nuciforo P, Fasani R, Tabernero J, Montagut C, Azuara D, Dienstmann R, Salazar R, Vivancos A. Concordance of blood- and tumor-based detection of RAS mutations to guide anti-EGFR therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer. Ann Oncol. 2017 Jun 1;28(6):1294-1301.
  • Arqués O, Chicote I, Puig I, Tenbaum SP, Argilés G, Dienstmann R, Fernández N, Caratù G, Matito J, Silberschmidt D, Rodon J, Landolfi S, Prat A, Espín E, Charco R, Nuciforo P, Vivancos A, Shao W, Tabernero J, Palmer HG. Tankyrase Inhibition Blocks Wnt/β-Catenin Pathway and Reverts Resistance to PI3K and AKT Inhibitors in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Feb 1;22(3):644-56.
  • Vivancos A, Caratú G, Matito J, Muñoz E, Ferrer B, Hernández-Losa J, Bodet D, Pérez-Alea M, Cortés J, Garcia-Patos V, Recio JA. Genetic evolution of nevus of Ota reveals clonal heterogeneity acquiring BAP1 and TP53 mutations. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2016 Mar;29(2):247-53.
  • Pérez-Alea M, Vivancos A, Caratú G, Matito J, Ferrer B, Hernandez-Losa J, Cortés J, Muñoz E, Garcia-Patos V, Recio JA. Genetic profile of GNAQ-mutated blue melanocytic neoplasms reveals mutations in genes linked to genomic instability and the PI3K pathway. Oncotarget. 2016 May 10;7(19):28086-95.
  • Yus E, Güell M, Vivancos AP, Chen WH, Lluch-Senar M, Delgado J, Gavin AC, Bork P, Serrano L. Transcription start site associated RNAs in bacteria. Mol. Syst. Biol. 2012; 8: 585
  • Esteve-Codina A, Kofler R, Himmelbauer H, Ferretti L, Vivancos AP, Groenen MA, Folch JM, Rodríguez MC, Pérez-Enciso M. Partial short-read sequencing of a highly inbred Iberian pig and genomics inference thereof. Heredity (Edinb) 2011 Sep; 107(3): 256-64
  • Zuin A, Carmona M, Morales-Ivorra I, Gabrielli N, Vivancos AP, Ayté J, Hidalgo E. Lifespan extension by calorie restriction relies on the Sty1 MAP kinase stress pathway. EMBO J. 2010 Mar; 29(5): 981-91
  • Vivancos AP, Castillo EA, Biteau B, Nicot C, Ayté J, Toledano MB, Hidalgo E. A cysteine-sulfinic acid in peroxiredoxin regulates H2O2-sensing by the antioxidant Pap1 pathway. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2005 Jun; 102(25): 8875-80
  • Vivancos AP, Castillo EA, Jones N, Ayté J, Hidalgo E. Activation of the redox sensor Pap1 by hydrogen peroxide requires modulation of the intracellular oxidant concentration. Mol. Microbiol. 2004 Jun; 52(5): 1427-35
  • Castillo EA, Vivancos AP, Jones N, Ayté J, Hidalgo E. Schizosaccharomyces pombe cells lacking the Ran-binding protein Hba1 show a multidrug resistance phenotype due to constitutive nuclear accumulation of Pap1. J. Biol. Chem. 2003 Oct; 278(42): 40565-72

All publications

  • Vivancos A, Élez E, Salazar R. Circulating cell-free DNA as predictor of treatment failure after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy before surgery in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer: is it ready for primetime? Ann Oncol.29: 532-534.
  • Capdevila J, Mayor R; Mancuso FF, Iglesias C; Caratù G, Matos I, Zafón C, Hernando J, Petit A, Nuciforo P, Cameselle-Teijeiro JM, Álvarez C, Recio JA, Tabernero J, Matias-Guiu X, Vivancos A, Seoane J. Early evolutionary divergence between papillary and anaplastic thyroid cancers. Ann Oncol.29: 1454-1460.
  • Cedrés S, Felip E, Cruz C, Martinez de Castro A, Pardo N, Navarro A, Martinez-Marti A, Remon J, Zeron-Medina J, Balmaña J, Llop-Guevara A, Miquel JM, Sansano I, Nuciforo P, Mancuso F, Serra V, Vivancos A. Activity of HSP90 Inhibiton in a Metastatic Lung Cancer Patient With a Germline BRCA1 Mutation. J Natl Cancer Inst. 110: 914-917.
  • Puig I, Tenbaum SP, Chicote I, Arqués O, Martínez-Quintanilla J, Cuesta-Borrás E, Ramírez L, Gonzalo P, Soto A, Aguilar S, Eguizabal C, Caratù G, Prat A, Argilés G, Landolfi S, Casanovas O, Serra V, Villanueva A, Arroyo AG, Terracciano L, Nuciforo P, Seoane J, Recio JA, Vivancos A, Dienstmann R, Tabernero J, Palmer HG. TET2 controls chemoresistant slow-cycling cancer cell survival and tumor recurrence. J Clin Invest. 128: 3887-3905.
  • Cruz C, Castroviejo-Bermejo M, Gutiérrez-Enríquez S, Llop-Guevara A, Ibrahim YH, Gris-Oliver A, Bonache S, Morancho B, Bruna A, Rueda OM, Lai Z, Polanska UM, Jones GN; Kristel P, de Bustos L, Guzman M, Rodriguez O, Grueso J, Montalban G, Caratú G, Mancuso F, Fasani R, Jiménez J, Howat WJ, Dougherty B, Vivancos A, Nuciforo P, Serres-Créixams X, Rubio IT, Oaknin A, Cadogan E, Barrett JC, Caldas C, Baselga J, Saura C, Cortés J, Arribas J, Jonkers J, Díez O; O’Connor MJ, Balmaña J, Serra V. RAD51 foci as a functional biomarker of homologous recombination repair and PARP inhibitor resistance in germline BRCA-mutated breast cancer. Ann Oncol. 29: 1203-1210.
  • Martínez-Ricarte F, Mayor R, Martínez-Sáez E, Rubio-Pérez C, Pineda E, Cordero E, Cicuéndez M, Poca MA, Lopez-Bigas N, Ramón Y Cajal S, Vieito M, Carles J, Tabernero J, Vivancos A, Gallego S, Graus F, Sahuquillo J, Seoane J. Molecular Diagnosis of Diffuse Gliomas through Sequencing of Cell-Free Circulating Tumor DNA from Cerebrospinal Fluid. Clin Cancer Res. 24: 2812-2819.
  • Martinez-Marti A, Felip E, Matito J, Mereu E, Navarro A, Cedrés S, Pardo N, Martinez de Castro A, Remon J, Miquel J M, Guillaumet-Adkins A, Nadal E, Rodriguez-Esteban G, Arqués O, Fasani R, Nuciforo P, Heyn H, Villanueva A, Palmer H G, Vivancos A. Dual MET and ERBB inhibition overcomes intratumor plasticity in osimertinib-resistant-advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Ann Oncol. 2017 Oct 1;28(10):2451-2457.
  • García-Foncillas J, Alba E, Aranda E, Díaz-Rubio E, López-López R, Tabernero J, Vivancos A. Incorporating BEAMing technology as a liquid biopsy into clinical practice for the management of colorectal cancer patients: an expert taskforce review. Ann Oncol. 2017 Dec 1;28(12):2943-2949.
  • Dienstmann R, Elez E, Argiles G, Matos I, Sanz-Garcia E, Ortiz C, Macarulla T, Capdevila J, Alsina M, Sauri T, Verdaguer H, Vilaro M, Ruiz-Pace F, Viaplana C, Garcia A, Landolfi S, Palmer HG, Nuciforo P, Rodon J, Vivancos A, Tabernero J. Analysis of mutant allele fractions in driver genes in colorectal cancer – biological and clinical insights. Mol Oncol. 2017 Sep;11(9):1263-1272.
  • Grasselli J, Elez E, Caratù G, Matito J, Santos C, Macarulla T, Vidal J, Garcia M, Viéitez JM, Paéz D, Falcó E, Lopez Lopez C, Aranda E, Jones F, Sikri V, Nuciforo P, Fasani R, Tabernero J, Montagut C, Azuara D, Dienstmann R, Salazar R, Vivancos A. Concordance of blood- and tumor-based detection of RAS mutations to guide anti-EGFR therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer. Ann Oncol. 2017 Jun 1;28(6):1294-1301.
  • Pérez-Alea M, Vivancos A, Caratú G, Matito J, Ferrer B, Hernandez-Losa J, Cortés J, Muñoz E, Garcia-Patos V, Recio JA. Genetic profile of GNAQ-mutated blue melanocytic neoplasms reveals mutations in genes linked to genomic instability and the PI3K pathway. Oncotarget. 2016 May 10;7(19):28086-95. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.8578.
  • Arqués O, Chicote I, Puig I, Tenbaum SP, Argilés G, Dienstmann R, Fernández N, Caratù G, Matito J, Silberschmidt D, Rodon J, Landolfi S, Prat A, Espín E, Charco R, Nuciforo P, Vivancos A, Shao W, Tabernero J, Palmer HG. Tankyrase Inhibition Blocks Wnt/β-Catenin Pathway and Reverts Resistance to PI3K and AKT Inhibitors in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Feb 1;22(3):644-56. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-14-3081.
  • Ibarrola-Villava M, Fleitas T, Llorca-Cardeñosa MJ, Mongort C, Alonso E, Navarro S, Burgues O, Vivancos A, Cejalvo JM, Perez-Fidalgo JA, Roselló S, Ribas G, Cervantes A. Determination of somatic oncogenic mutations linked to target-based therapies using MassARRAY technology. Oncotarget. 2016 Apr 19;7(16):22543-55. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.8002.
  • Alves-Rodrigues I, Ferreira PG, Moldón A, Vivancos AP, Hidalgo E, Guigó R, Ayté J. Spatiotemporal Control of Forkhead Binding to DNA Regulates the Meiotic Gene Expression Program. Cell Rep. 2016 Feb 2;14(4):885-95. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.12.074.
  • Vivancos A, Caratú G, Matito J, Muñoz E, Ferrer B, Hernández-Losa J, Bodet D, Pérez-Alea M, Cortés J, Garcia-Patos V, Recio JA. Genetic evolution of nevus of Ota reveals clonal heterogeneity acquiring BAP1 and TP53 mutations. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2016 Mar;29(2):247-53. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12452.
  • Yus E, Güell M, Vivancos AP, Chen WH, Lluch-Senar M, Delgado J, Gavin AC, Bork P, Serrano L. Transcription start site associated RNAs in bacteria. Mol. Syst. Biol. 2012; 8: 585
  • Esteve-Codina A, Kofler R, Himmelbauer H, Ferretti L, Vivancos AP, Groenen MA, Folch JM, Rodríguez MC, Pérez-Enciso M. Partial short-read sequencing of a highly inbred Iberian pig and genomics inference thereof. Heredity (Edinb) 2011 Sep; 107(3): 256-64
  • Zuin A, Carmona M, Morales-Ivorra I, Gabrielli N, Vivancos AP, Ayté J, Hidalgo E. Lifespan extension by calorie restriction relies on the Sty1 MAP kinase stress pathway. EMBO J. 2010 Mar; 29(5): 981-91
  • Vivancos AP, Castillo EA, Biteau B, Nicot C, Ayté J, Toledano MB, Hidalgo E. A cysteine-sulfinic acid in peroxiredoxin regulates H2O2-sensing by the antioxidant Pap1 pathway. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2005 Jun; 102(25): 8875-80
  • Vivancos AP, Castillo EA, Jones N, Ayté J, Hidalgo E. Activation of the redox sensor Pap1 by hydrogen peroxide requires modulation of the intracellular oxidant concentration. Mol. Microbiol. 2004 Jun; 52(5): 1427-35
  • Castillo EA, Vivancos AP, Jones N, Ayté J, Hidalgo E. Schizosaccharomyces pombe cells lacking the Ran-binding protein Hba1 show a multidrug resistance phenotype due to constitutive nuclear accumulation of Pap1. J. Biol. Chem. 2003 Oct; 278(42): 40565-72