All About the Mitelman Database
- Felix Mitelman developed the Database in collaboration with Bertil Johansson
and Fredrik Mertens, all of the University of Lund, Sweden, with support
from the Swedish Cancer Society
and the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation.
- Previous editions were published by
Wiley-Liss in print (Fifth Edition, 1994; ISBN 0-471-11183-X) and on
CD-ROM (Sixth Edition, 1998; ISBN 0-471-17603-6) under the title "Catalog
of Chromosome Aberrations in Cancer, Felix Mitelman, Editor".
- To cite the use of the Mitelman Database from this CGAP Website
in a publication, please quote the following:
"Mitelman Database of Chromosome
Aberrations and Gene Fusions in Cancer (2017). Mitelman F, Johansson B and Mertens F (Eds.),
|Organization of the Mitelman Database|
The data in the Mitelman Database is manually culled from the literature
and subsequently organized into three distinct sub-databases, as follows:
- The sub-database of cases contains the data that relates chromosomal
aberrations to specific tumor characteristics in individual patient cases. It can
be searched using either the
Cases Quick Searcher or the
Cases Full Searcher.
- The sub-database of molecular biology and clinical associations
contains no data from individual patient cases. Instead, the data
is pulled from studies with distinct information about:
It can be searched using the
Molecular Biology and Clinical (MBC)
- Molecular biology associations that relate chromosomal aberrations and
tumor histologies to genomic sequence data, typically genes
rearranged as a consequence of structural chromosome
- Clinical associations that relate chromosomal aberrations and/or gene rearrangements and
tumor histologies to clinical variables, such as prognosis, tumor grade,
and patient characteristics.
- The reference sub-database contains all the references culled
from the literature
i.e., the sum of the references from the cases
and the molecular biology and clinical associations. It can be
searched using the Reference Searcher.
|Help for Using the Mitelman Database|
- The Mitelman Database Search Help
contains information to help you use the search tools:
- How to fill in the database fields
- How to use the select boxes and checklist boxes.
- Definitions of the database fields
- ISCN Abbreviated Terms and Symbols provides a list
of terms and symbols used to describe chromosome abnormalities.
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