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The cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics is an open-access, open-source resource for interactive exploration of multidimensional cancer genomics data sets. The cBioPortal significantly lowers the barriers between complex genomic data and cancer researchers who want rapid, intuitive, and high-quality access to molecular profiles and clinical attributes from large-scale cancer genomics projects and empowers researchers to translate these rich data sets into biologic insights and clinical applications.


  •  GUI
  •  Open Source
  •  Web-Based
The cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics provides visualization, analysis and download of large-scale cancer genomics data sets. The majority of the datasets available for querying are from TCGA, but there is a steady increase in data from outside of TCGA as well. Depending on the study, one can choose the data types of interest. If multiple studies are selected, only mutations and copy number analysis can be queried. The cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics was originally developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). The public cBioPortal site is hosted by the Center for Molecular Oncology at MSK. The cBioPortal software is now available under an open source license via GitHub. The software is now developed and maintained by a multi-institutional team, consisting of MSK, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, The Hyve in the Netherlands, and Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.
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