Does there exist a public API for retrieving records from Sanger's COSMIC databases? I have a data set which has thousands of samples annotated only by cell line name and COSMIC sample ID, I'd like to look up the sample annotations, but don't want to spend all day copy-and-paste-ing with their web interface. I know you can download the COSMIC data sets and databases through their FTP site, but I do not see any reference to the COSMIC cell line sample annotations.
EDIT: Thanks, everyone for the suggestions. Unfortunately, it looks like the web service or API I am looking for does not exist. I created a quick script for scraping the basic cell line information I need from COSMIC.