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Wednesday 8 February 2012


Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC)

Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC) is a publicly available resource providing information on somatic mutations implicated in human cancer.

Release v51 (January 2011) includes data from just over 19,000 genes, 161,787 coding mutations and 5573 gene fusions, described in more than 577,000 tumour samples.

COSMICMart (COSMIC BioMart) provides a flexible way to mine these data and combine somatic mutations with other biological relevant data sets.


Open references

- Data mining using the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer BioMart. Shepherd R, Forbes SA, Beare D, Bamford S, Cole CG, Ward S, Bindal N, Gunasekaran P, Jia M, Kok CY, Leung K, Menzies A, Butler AP, Teague JW, Campbell PJ, Stratton MR, Futreal PA. Database (Oxford). 2011 May 23;2011:bar018. PMID: 21609966 [Free]