BT204: CancerMine: Knowledge base construction for personalised cancer treatment

TitleBT204: CancerMine: Knowledge base construction for personalised cancer treatment
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLever J, Jones M, Jones SJm
Conference NameInternational Conference on Biomedical Ontology and BioCreative (ICBO BioCreative 2016)
Date Published11/30/16 Volume 1747
Other NumbersVol-1747|urn:nbn:de:0074-1747-1

Knowledge of the relevant genomic aberrations that drive a particular cancer type is necessary to accelerate efficient interpretation of genomic data and enable large-scale endeavors in precision medicine. Currently, this field is limited by the lack of focused and scalable literature curation tools that can reliably capture the required information. Here we present a knowledge-base of genes that have been described in the literature as drivers, oncogenes or tumour suppressors with respect to a specific type of cancer. We have annotated a large body of literature which reports oncogenic aberrations using a custom designed annotation tool. We then applied VERSE, an in-house relation extraction tool, to catalogue driver mutations and illustrate the ability to build a useful resource for clinical interpretation of genomic data for personalized treatment approaches.