I downloaded clinical data of BLCA and BRCA cancers from firebrowse which provides an easy way to access TCGA project's data. Using sample barcodes with sample type code "06"(according to this link), I could not find any metastatic samples. I also tried to use GDC Data Portal to find metastatic samples but I failed there too! Is there any metastatic sample in TCGA project? If yes which cancer types contain more metastatic samples? Should I use the sample barcode to find metastatic samples?
Note: I think this links states the opposite of what I observed! TCGA Tissue Sample Requirements: High Quality Requirements Yield High Quality Data It states that:
Sample from primary tumor was necessary: A primary tumor is the tumor at the initial site of cancer, not where the cancer may have spread or metastasized, called the secondary tumor. TCGA only studied secondary tumors if they matched to a primary as part of a series (germline, primary and metastasis), or in tumor types for which the primary tumor is rarely diagnosed (such as in melanoma).