CRAVAT 4: Cancer-Related Analysis of Variants Toolkit [article]

David Masica, Christopher Douville, Collin Tokheim, Rohit Bhattacharya, RyangGuk Kim, Kyle Moad, Michael C. Ryan, Rachel Karchin
2017 bioRxiv   pre-print
Cancer sequencing studies are increasingly comprehensive and well-powered, returning long lists of somatic mutations that can be difficult to sort and interpret. Diligent analysis and quality control can require multiple computational tools of distinct utility and producing disparate output, creating additional challenges for the investigator. The Cancer-Related Analysis of Variants Toolkit (CRAVAT) is an evolving suite of informatics tools for mutation interpretation that includes mutation
more » ... ecting and quality control, impact prediction and extensive annotation, gene- and mutation-level interpretation including joint prioritization of all nonsilent consequence types, and structural and mechanistic visualization. Results from CRAVAT submissions are explored in an interactive, user-friendly web-environment with dynamic filtering and sorting designed to highlight the most informative mutation, even in the context of very large studies. CRAVAT can be run on a public web-portal, in the cloud, or downloaded for local use, and is easily integrated with other methods for cancer omics analysis.
doi:10.1101/162859 fatcat:5byjwmonhzg4llx4zbd6m4tvym