Retrieving data from the Mitelman database
The "Mitelman Database of Chromosome Aberrations in Cancer" is the most important collection of cytogenetic data of cancer patients. Data retrieved from the Mitelman database can be analysed with the CyDAS programs.
Searching the Database
The database can be searched with the "cases quick searcher" located at "http://cgap.nci.nih.gov/Chromosomes/AbnCytSearchForm", or the "cases full searcher" located at "http://cgap.nci.nih.gov/Chromosomes/CytSearchForm", or other methods of searching.
Closer information on how to fill the search forms is available at "http://cgap.nci.nih.gov/Chromosomes/Help".
Saving the plain text data
The result page contains a link to a plain text file. This link is marked "[Full Text]".
Follow the link. You will receive the plain text file with all selected cases. Now use the "Save As" menu of your browser ...
... and save the data to a text file.
This file can then be used as an input file for the analysis of large sets of data, e.g. http://www.cydas.org/OnlineAnalysis/WebExample3.aspx.