NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from Ohio State University's Comprehensive Cancer Center have launched a public database of somatic driver mutations.

Currently, the database, known as CanDL for Cancer Driver Log, includes 334 variants in 60 genes, all of which are associated with known sensitivity or resistance to approved and investigational therapies, are associated with clinical trials, or have been functionally characterized. The variants link up to 169 unique literature references.

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