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.
Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC) (http://www.sanger.ac.uk/ 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. This article describes the data available in COSMIC along with examples of how to successfully mine and integrate data sets using COSMICMart. © The Author(s) 2011.