Question: Tumor Rna Expression Databases
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9.1 years ago by
Ashwin70 wrote:

Looking for tumor RNA profile databases where I can study and compare expression levels of various levels of repair genes.

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9.1 years ago by
David Quigley11k
San Francisco
David Quigley11k wrote:

To download microarray data, the first stop is GEO Datasets ( You can search by tumor type, organism, platform, pubmed ID etc. Anyone publishing microarray data has to make it publically available, and that is the most popular place. There is also the ArrayExpress website for those who prefer the EBI (, though I tend to find ArrayExpress to be a subset (albeit a slicker looking subset) of GEO. You can browse the normalized data directly on some of the GEO datasets without even downloading, though it's straightforward to pull the data directly from their FTP site or via various tools such as R.

ADD COMMENTlink written 9.1 years ago by David Quigley11k

[?] The GEOmetadb and GEOquery BioConductor packages can be useful for searching and pulling into R, respectively. [?]

ADD REPLYlink written 8.8 years ago by Sean Davis25k

You can do specialized blast on GEO (link in BLAST homepage).

ADD REPLYlink written 8.6 years ago by Mavj20

I was told that the reason Arrayexpress is a subset of GEO is that they make their content easily available to GEO to include while that is not done the other way around. That is something you should keep in mind when submitting data to any of them. I prefer not to punish a data provider for a more Open Data approach.

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9.1 years ago by
Fred Fleche4.3k
Paris, France
Fred Fleche4.3k wrote:

You can also try to correlate these expressions to the Amplification data provided by the CONAN tool available at the Sanger website.

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9.1 years ago by
D. Puthier320
D. Puthier320 wrote:

Have a look at: - geneSapiens - ArrayExpress - oncomine - TBrowser

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8.7 years ago by
Boston, MA USA
Larry_Parnell16k wrote:

One of the most authoritative resources for this is CGAP and CGCI from the (US) National Cancer Institute. The NCI's Cancer Genome Anatomy Project sought to determine the gene expression profiles of normal, precancer, and cancer cells, leading eventually to improved detection, diagnosis, and treatment for the patient. Resources generated by the CGAP initiative are available to the broad cancer community. Interconnected modules provide access to all CGAP data, bioinformatic analysis tools, and biological resources allowing the user to find "in silico" answers to biological questions in a fraction of the time it once took in the laboratory.

There are several links to all types of data and tools: genes, chromosomes, tissues, SAGE Genie, RNAi, pathways and tools.

This should provide you with a lot of data with a specific cancer focus.

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5.5 years ago by
Philip Zimmermann40 wrote:

Genevestigator contains a wide compendium of gene expression in cancer. It recently got mapped to the ICD-10 and ICD-O-3 classification. User friendly tools allow you to compare expression across various cancer types and compare with normal, non-tumor tissues.

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