Sjoerd van Hagen

Project Manager / Big Data Architect

@TheHyveNL

cBioportal for cancer genomics

One of the best examples of a young but well functioning open source community is the community around cBioPortal. cBioPortal is an interactive visualization and analysis platform developed to give researchers and clinicians insight in large scale cancer genomics datasets and help with selecting treatment for patients based on their genomic profile. Originally developed by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, cBioPortal was made Open Source in 2015 under the AGPL 3 license.

 

The Hyve is a prominent member of the cBioPortal community and we have been working to support a variety of organizations, including Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), the American National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) and four major pharma companies, with deployment, data loading, development, consulting and training.

 

cBioPortal can be tried and tested, simply by going to cbioportal.org. This will take you to a public instance of cBioPortal where a large number of public studies have been loaded. These include The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (CCLE).

 

If you have any questions, or would like to set up cBioPortal within your own organization, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Read all our blog posts on cBioPortal in the News section.

Sjoerd van Hagen

Project Manager / Big Data Architect

@TheHyveNL