OncoScore: an R package to measure the oncogenic potential of genes.

@article{Ramazzotti2017OncoScoreAR,
  title={OncoScore: an R package to measure the oncogenic potential of genes.},
  author={Daniele Ramazzotti and Luca De Sano and Roberta Spinelli and Rocco Piazza and Carlo Gambacorti Passerini},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2017},
  pages={135483}
}
Motivation: We here present OncoScore, an open-source tool and R package that implements a novel text-mining method capable of ranking genes according to their association to cancer, based on available biomedical literature on PubMed. OncoScore can scan the biomedical literature with dynamically updatable web queries and measure the association to cancer of each gene by considering their citations. The output of the tool is a score that is measuring the strength of the association of the genes… 

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