Observed Survival Interval: A Supplement to TCGA Pan-Cancer Clinical Data Resource
AbstractTo drive high-quality omics translational research using The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data, a TCGA Pan-Cancer Clinical Data Resource was proposed. However, there is an out-of-step issue between clinical outcomes and the omics data of TCGA for skin cutaneous melanoma (SKCM), due to the majority of metastatic samples. In clinical cases, the survival time started from the initial SKCM diagnosis, while the omics data were characterized at TCGA sampling. This study aimed to address this issue by proposing an observed survival interval (OBS), which was defined as the time interval from TCGA sampling to patient death or last follow-up. We compared the OBS with the usual recommended overall survival (OS) by associating them with both clinical data and microRNA sequencing data of TCGA-SKCM. We found that the OS of primary SKCM was significantly shorter than that of metastatic SKCM, while the opposite happened if OBS was compared. OS was associated with the pathological stage of both primary and metastatic SKCM, while OBS was associated with the pathological stage of primary SKCM but not that of metastatic SKCM. Five previously cross-validated survival-associated microRNAs were found to be associated with the OBS rather than OS in metastatic SKCM. Thus, the OBS was more appropriate for associating microRNA-omics data of TCGA-SKCM than OS, and it is a timely supplement to TCGA Pan-Cancer Clinical Data Resource. View Full-Text
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Xiong, J.; Bing, Z.; Guo, S. Observed Survival Interval: A Supplement to TCGA Pan-Cancer Clinical Data Resource. Cancers 2019, 11, 280.
Xiong J, Bing Z, Guo S. Observed Survival Interval: A Supplement to TCGA Pan-Cancer Clinical Data Resource. Cancers. 2019; 11(3):280.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xiong, Jie; Bing, Zhitong; Guo, Shengyu. 2019. "Observed Survival Interval: A Supplement to TCGA Pan-Cancer Clinical Data Resource." Cancers 11, no. 3: 280.
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