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Unique identifier OMICS_03990
Name Cancer Gene Census
Restrictions to use None
Maintained Yes


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VAReporter: variant reporter for cancer research of massive parallel sequencing

BMC Genomics
PMCID: 5954270
PMID: 29764369
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-018-4468-5

[…] ict [], and provides the most comprehensive list of support formats with respect to single and paired samples. A wide variety of biomedical databases, including dbSNP [], 1000 Genomes [], COSMIC, the Cancer Gene Census [], dbNSFP [], Clinvar [], OMIM [], RefSeq [], UniProt [], Pfam [], GO [], KEGG [], DrugBank [], the DGIdb [] and the Human Gene Mutation Database [] (HGMD), were compiled as local […]


An integrated clinical and genomic information system for cancer precision medicine

BMC Med Genomics
PMCID: 5918454
PMID: 29697362
DOI: 10.1186/s12920-018-0347-9

[…] vide filtering utility to select genes of known importance in cancer as well as variants based on patient frequency and functional impact (Fig. ). The list of known cancer genes was obtained from the Cancer Gene Census of COSMIC (616 genes) []. Users may also select the cancer drug targets in clinical practice (26 genes) that were curated by MD Anderson personalized cancer medicine Knowledgebase [ […]


The Origins and Vulnerabilities of Two Transmissible Cancers in Tasmanian Devils

Cancer Cell
PMCID: 5896245
PMID: 29634948
DOI: 10.1016/j.ccell.2018.03.013

[…] Of the 602 genes in the COSMIC Cancer Gene Census (; downloaded on 17/05/2016), 490 were annotated in the Ensembl Devil7.0 genebuild ( An add […]


Expanding horizons: new roles for non canonical RNA binding proteins in cancer

PMCID: 5894799
PMID: 29216518
DOI: 10.1016/j.gde.2017.11.006

[…] of human RBPs collected in system-wide studies by RNA interactome capture (RNA-IC) [] and RBDmap [] with cancer-associated proteins annotated in the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC) cancer gene census list [], Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) [], or related processes in Gene Ontology (GO) []. RNA-IC employs ultraviolet crosslinking, oligo (dT) capture and mass spectrome […]


Beta HPV38 oncoproteins act with a hit and run mechanism in ultraviolet radiation induced skin carcinogenesis in mice

PLoS Pathog
PMCID: 5764406
PMID: 29324843
DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006783

[…] The list of epigenetic driver and modifier genes was constructed on the basis of genes reported in different publications [–]. The Cancer Gene Census list was downloaded from the COSMIC website (12 November 2016, and is based on a previous publication [].The comparison of the mouse data with the […]


Dualistic Role of BARD1 in Cancer

PMCID: 5748693
PMID: 29292755
DOI: 10.3390/genes8120375

[…] erestingly, a large whole exome sequencing study on 500 metastatic cancers identified BARD1 among the genes somatically altered at low-frequency [] and recently BARD1 has been included in the list of Cancer Gene Census in COSMIC database ( Here we have analyzed all somatic mutations of BARD1 deposited in COSMIC database by using the Cancer-specific High-throughp […]


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Cancer Gene Census institution(s)
Cancer Genome Project, Human Genome Analysis Group and Pfam Group, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton Cambs, UK

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