DriverDBv4: A database for human cancer driver gene research
What is DriverDBv4?
DriverDBv4 is a cancer omics database which incorporates somatic mutation, RNA expression, miRNA expression, protein expression, methylation, copy number variation and clinical data in addition to annotation bases.
This database also uses published bioinformatics algorithms to identify driver genes and present them with different molecular features; there are three functions, ‘Cancer‘, ‘Gene’, and ‘Customized-Analysis’, to help researchers visualize the relationships between cancers and driver genes.
The ‘Customized-Analysis’ function provides three analyses: survival analysis, multi-omics driver analysis, and subgroup expression analysis.
In survival analysis, researchers can stratify patients using two approaches: by expression levels or by mutation status. The multi-omics driver analysis identifies and explores the multi-omics drivers associated with user-defined groups of patients.
The subgroup expression analysis visualizes gene expression patterns concerning specific clinical factors.