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Exposes and Makes Available Data from the cBioPortal Web Resources

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

The cBioPortalData R package accesses study datasets from the cBio Cancer Genomics Portal. It accesses the data either from the pre-packaged zip / tar files or from the API interface that was recently implemented by the cBioPortal Data Team. The package can provide data in either tabular format or with MultiAssayExperiment object that uses familiar Bioconductor data representations.

Author: Levi Waldron [aut], Marcel Ramos [aut, cre] , Karim Mezhoud [ctb]

Maintainer: Marcel Ramos <marcel.ramos at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("cBioPortalData")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

cBioPortal Data Build Errors HTML R Script
cBioPortal Developer Guide HTML R Script
cBioPortalData User Guide HTML R Script
cgdsr to cBioPortalData Migration HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews Infrastructure, Software, ThirdPartyClient
Version 2.16.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.11 (R-4.0) (4 years)
License AGPL-3
Depends R (>= 4.2.0), AnVIL(>= 1.7.1), MultiAssayExperiment
Imports BiocFileCache(>= 1.5.3), digest, dplyr, GenomeInfoDb, GenomicRanges, httr, IRanges, methods, readr, RaggedExperiment, RTCGAToolbox(>= 2.19.7), S4Vectors, SummarizedExperiment, stats, tibble, tidyr, TCGAutils(>= 1.9.4), utils
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