The GDC (Genomic Data Commons) data portal provides users with data from cancer genomics studies. Recently, we developed the R/Bioconductor TCGAbiolinks package, which allows users to search, download and prepare cancer genomics data for integrative data analysis. The use of this package requires users to have advanced knowledge of R thus limiting the number of users. To overcome this obstacle and improve the accessibility of the package by a wider range of users, we developed a graphical user interface (GUI) using Shiny available through the package TCGAbiolinksGUI. The TCGAbiolinksGUI package is freely available within the Bioconductor project at http://bioconductor.org/packages/TCGAbiolinksGUI/. Links to the GitHub repository, a demo version of the tool, a docker image and PDF/video tutorials are available from the TCGAbiolinksGUI site.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)