Question: Best way to obtain list of all drug-variant associations from CIViC
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3.7 years ago by
Malisa40 wrote:

I would like a list of drug-variant interactions (i.e. a variant for which its mutational status affects the efficacy of a particular drug).

I noticed that nightly-ClinicalEvidenceSummaries.tsv currently contains 593 drug-variant interactions (as of March 22, 2016). Is this the full list of all drug-variant interactions currently contained in the CIViC database?

If so, great! Otherwise, it seems like the alternative is to use the API to obtain variant/evidence information and then parse the resulting JSON. Thanks.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.7 years ago by Obi Griffith18k • written 3.7 years ago by Malisa40
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3.7 years ago by
Obi Griffith18k
Washington University, St Louis, USA
Obi Griffith18k wrote:

That sound right. The nightly TSV file should be a complete representation of the total number of evidence statements in CIViC. However, the level of detail is reduced compared to what you could get from the API. Also, I see that there are some formatting issues still occurring with the TSV file. We are working to fix this. However, the API is definitely recommended.

Check out this set of python tools (under active development) that pulls CIViC data via the API in various ways.

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.7 years ago by Obi Griffith18k

Thank you for the helpful response.

I'm just looking for a lists of gene, drugs, evidence_direction, and clinical_significance combinations for each association, so I think the nightly summaries should be enough -- but I'll keep the API in mind. It looks like I would need to loop through the variants using the call in order to obtain most of the information I'm interested in.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.7 years ago by Malisa40

Yup. That should work. If there are details of the evidence items not there you can dig further with something like:

ADD REPLYlink written 3.7 years ago by Obi Griffith18k

Please note that both the Data Releases section and API documentation of have been substantially updated! Please let us know if you have any issues.

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.3 years ago by Obi Griffith18k • written 3.3 years ago by Malachi Griffith18k
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