Question: Help In Obtaining A Cancer-Related Database
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8.6 years ago by
Rainbow20 wrote:


I need help with getting free breast cancer and ovarian cancer databases that specify the patients risk factors that help in developing cancer for them. I tried searching the web for free databases but unfortunately, I didn't get any.

any help is appreciated!

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.1 years ago by craig50 • written 8.6 years ago by Rainbow20

The question title is very broad. Maybe it should be changed to "help in obtaining databases of risk factors for breast and ovarian cancer.

ADD REPLYlink written 8.2 years ago by Obi Griffith18k
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8.6 years ago by
Boston, MA USA
Larry_Parnell16k wrote:

Give this a try: The Cancer Genome Anatomy Project. Spend some time there as there is a lot of information available, and for free. Another option is the CDC.

ADD COMMENTlink written 8.6 years ago by Larry_Parnell16k
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8.2 years ago by
Obi Griffith18k
Washington University, St Louis, USA
Obi Griffith18k wrote:

For breast cancer, there is new database under construction called the 'breast cancer database'. It claims to contain a "comprehensive listing of molecular alterations associated with Breast Cancer". If you are looking for a good summary of the genetic factors then explore the OMIM entries for breast cancer and ovarian cancer. For transcriptional expression changes significantly associated with these cancer types explore Oncomine. Another good source of datasets which can be explored and visualized is the UCSC Cancer Genomics Browser. For a database of environmental risk factors see the Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors database at cornell (now archived here). Another nice database carcinogens for breast cancer is provided by the Silent Spring Institute. Finally, I hesitate to suggest it, but wikipedia actually has a fairly decent overview of risk factors for breast cancer. There is generally (and unfortunately) less information available for ovarian cancer.

ADD COMMENTlink written 8.2 years ago by Obi Griffith18k
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3.1 years ago by
craig50 wrote:

Repositive has a FREE collection of 11,000 Breast Cancer datasets from 10 different data sources

Get a sneak preview of the Breast Cancer data on Repositive here:

Browse the FREE Repositive Breast Cancer data collection here (free account required):

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.1 years ago by craig50
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