About the Progenetix Resource ...

Data Content and Provenance

The resource currently contains genome profiles of 113322 individual experiments. The genomic profiling data was derived from array and chromosomal Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) experiments as well as Whole Genome or Whole Exome Sequencing (WGS, WES) studies. Genomic profiles are either processed from various raw data formats or are extracted from published experimental results.

Original diagnoses are mapped to (hierarchical) classification systems and represents 420 and 542 different cancer types, according to the International classification of Diseases in Oncology (ICD-O) and NCIt "neoplasm" classification, respectively.

Besides genomic profiling data, Progenetix contains sample specific biological, technical and provenance information which so far has been curated from 1600 articles.

Access, Maintenance and Contributions

The content of the progenetix resource is freely accessible for research and commercial purposes, with attribution.

The database & software are developed by the group of Michael Baudis at the University of Zurich and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics SIB.

Many previous members and external collaborators have contributed to data content and resource features. Participation (features, data, comments) by volunteers are welcome.


While we try to respond to emails in a timely manner, for requests regarding interface improvements, new use case scenarios or bug reporting we recommend to use the Github issue trackers of the progenetix-next web frontend or of the Progenetix documentation .