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Analysis and visualization of linked molecular and clinical cancer data by using Oncoscape

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All data were obtained through the GDC8 and UCSC Xena public data portals. Instructions on how to access our REST API for processed data are available on the Oncoscape data documentation site at


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We thank P. J. Camino, S. Patwell, and F. Szulzesky for helpful suggestions. We thank P. Porter, P. Nelson, M. Houghton, and E. Mendez for critical review and contribution to use cases during development. Funding was provided by NIH grant U54 CA193461 (E.C.H.). Public visualizations shown in Oncoscape are in whole or part based on data generated by the TCGA Research Network (see URLs).

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  1. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA

    • Lisa G. McFerrin
    • , Michael Zager
    • , Jianan Zhang
    • , Gretchen Krenn
    • , Robert McDermott
    • , Emily Silgard
    • , Kara Colevas
    • , Hamid Bolouri
    •  & Eric C. Holland
  2. University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    • Desert Horse-Grant
  3. Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA, USA

    • Paul Shannon


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L.G.M., H.B., P.S., and E.C.H. conceived the project. M.Z. implemented the final architecture and front-end design of Oncoscape; R.M. contributed to development operations; and L.G.M. handled data management. G.K. and J.Z. generated documentation and testing. E.C.H. and D.H.-G. supervised the project, and E.S. and K.C. provided data.

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