firehose_get statistics

info info

Citations per year


Popular tool citations

chevron_left TCGA data processing chevron_right

Tool usage distribution map

Tool usage distribution map
info info

Associated diseases

Associated diseases
Want to access the full stats & trends on this tool?


firehose_get specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_19000
Name firehose_get
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Computer skills Advanced
Version 0.4.8
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




No version available


  • person_outline Michael Noble

firehose_get citations


Probing instructions for expression regulation in gene nucleotide compositions

PLoS Comput Biol
PMCID: 5766238
PMID: 29293496
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005921

[…] isoform expression data (.rsem.isoforms.normalized_results files) were downloaded from the broad tcga gdac ( using firehose_get. we collected data for 73599 isoforms in 225 samples of the 241 initially considered. all the genes and isoforms not detected (no read) in any of the considered samples were removed […]


Investigation on tissue specific effects of pro apoptotic micro RNAs revealed miR 147b as a potential biomarker in ovarian cancer prognosis

PMCID: 5386646
PMID: 27821806
DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.13095

[…] expression data of the “ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma” data set were downloaded along with clinical data from the cancer genome atlas (tcga) data base ( using the “firehose-get“ command-line tool ( a detailed description of the clinical characteristics of the cohort can be found in a study by cancer […]


Crosstalk between the mitochondrial fission protein, Drp1, and the cell cycle is identified across various cancer types and can impact survival of epithelial ovarian cancer patients

PMCID: 5312366
PMID: 27509055
DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.11047

[…] was downloaded from the european genome-phenome archive (ega;; accession egad00001000877). gistic data was downloaded from broad institute's firehose pipeline using firehose_get script (, tcga eoc patients were clinically classified based on their reported “progressfreestatus” and “platinumstatus” []. […]


Whole genome plasma sequencing reveals focal amplifications as a driving force in metastatic prostate cancer

Nat Commun
PMCID: 4917969
PMID: 27328849
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12008
call_split See protocol

[…] picard and the genome analysis toolkit respectively. snps were called using the unified genotyper method of the genome analysis toolkit and annotated using annovar., tcga data were downloaded using firehose_get provided by the broad institute. scna data generated by the broad institute on the affymetrix genome-wide human snp array 6.0 from the 2015_02_04 run were used. we used copy-number […]


miR 22 has a potent anti tumour role with therapeutic potential in acute myeloid leukaemia

Nat Commun
PMCID: 5477496
PMID: 27116251
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11452

[…] from broad firehose’s analyses runs. the putative copy-number calls were determined using gistic 2.0 (ref. ). the latest gistic analyses data were obtained using the following shell command: ‘firehose_get -o ‘gistic’ analyses latest laml’., the.cel files of affymetrix snp 6.0 data for gse21107 (ref. ) and gse23452 (ref. ) were downloaded from ncbi geo. the raw data were preprocessed using […]


MERTK as a novel therapeutic target in head and neck cancer

PMCID: 5078043
PMID: 27081701
DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.8724

[…] were downloaded from the tcga genome data analysis center (gdac) firehose website ( using the firehose get data-retrieval utility from the 04 february 2015 standard data and analyses run., detroit 562 cells were obtained from cell line service (cls), eppelheim, germany in may 2014 and hn […]

Want to access the full list of citations?

firehose_get reviews

star_border star_border star_border star_border star_border
star star star star star

Be the first to review firehose_get