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Catalogue Of Somatic Mutations In Cancer COSMIC


Enables to explore the impact of somatic mutations in human cancer. COSMIC is a database system that collects these somatic mutation data from a variety of public sources into one standardized repository, and make it easily explorable in a variety of graphical, tabulated and downloadable ways. The database encompasses all forms of human cancer. COSMIC is built primarily via curation of published literature by expert scientists. The database is also available for download in multiple formats.

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COSMIC classification

  • Animals
    • Homo sapiens

COSMIC specifications

Restrictions to use:
Academic or non-commercial use
Data access:
File download, Browse
Community driven:
User data submission:
Content license:
CC Attribution-NonCommercial

COSMIC distribution

COSMIC support



Additional information A beta version is available at


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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Funding source(s)

Wellcome Trust (077012/Z/05/Z), licensing of the COSMIC database (to commercial organisations)

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