A tool to identify potentially oncogenic genes

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

OncoScore is a tool to measure the association of genes to cancer based on citation frequencies in biomedical literature. The score is evaluated from PubMed literature by dynamically updatable web queries.

Author: Luca De Sano [cre, aut] , Carlo Gambacorti Passerini [ctb], Rocco Piazza [ctb], Daniele Ramazzotti [aut] , Roberta Spinelli [ctb]

Maintainer: Luca De Sano <luca.desano at gmail.com>

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


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

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


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

Introduction HTML R Script
Running OncoScore HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews BiomedicalInformatics, Software
Version 1.32.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.3 (R-3.3) (8 years)
License file LICENSE
Depends R (>= 4.1.0)
Imports biomaRt, grDevices, graphics, utils, methods
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URL https://github.com/danro9685/OncoScore
Bug Reports https://github.com/danro9685/OncoScore
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Source Package OncoScore_1.32.0.tar.gz
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