Democratizing access to cancer data in the cloud

Contained within this documentation are descriptions of ISB-CGC features along with guides and tips for exploring data sets hosted on the Google Cloud Platform.


The ISB-CGC aims to serve the needs of a broad range of cancer researchers ranging from scientists or clinicians who prefer to use an interactive web-based application to access and explore the rich TCGA, TARGET, CCLE, COSMIC and other data sets, to computational scientists who want to write their own custom scripts using languages such as R or Python, accessing the data through APIs, and to algorithm developers who wish to spin up thousands of virtual machines to analyze hundreds of terabytes of sequence data.

– the ISB-CGC team

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