What is TARGET?

TARGET (tumor alterations relevant for genomics-driven therapy) is a database of genes that, when somatically altered in cancer, are directly linked to a clinical action. TARGET genes may be predictive of response or resistance to a therapy, prognostic, and/or diagnostic.

TARGET is intended to be a community resource for translational oncology.  To maintain relevance and keep pace with new preclinical and clinical discoveries, it is updated quarterly.


How do I get the TARGET database?

TARGET is available for download as an Excel spreadsheet.





How can I contribute to the TARGET database?

If you would like to nominate a particular gene for inclusion as being clinically relevant, please complete this survey.

If your submission is selected for inclusion, you will be notified. Furthermore, if you would like to be acknowledged as the expert for that submission, you will be attributed in future editions of TARGET.



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