CCLE data is hosted on the Cancer Dependency Portal (DepMap) where it has been harmonized with our genomics and sequencing data. You can access the latest and all past datasets here.

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Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (CCLE)

The Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (CCLE) project started in 2008 as a collaboration between the Broad Institute, and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and its Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation. The goal is to conduct a detailed genetic and pharmacologic characterization of a large panel of human cancer models, to develop integrated computational analyses that link distinct pharmacologic vulnerabilities to genomic patterns and to translate cell line integrative genomics into cancer patient stratification. Later the MD Anderson and Harvard Medical school joined the project. As of summer of 2018 CCLE continues its efforts as part of the Broad Cancer Dependency Map Project.

Pie Chart of lineages included in the Depmap portal

bubble chart of cell lines in the DepMap collection
Many of the 2000 cell lines currently in the DepMap collection will be processed in the Achilles pipeline.

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Jordi Barretina, Giordano Caponigro, Nicolas Stransky, Kavitha Venkatesan, Adam A. Margoli, Sungjoon Kim,Christopher J. Wilson, Joseph Leha´r, Gregory V. Kryukov, Dmitriy Sonkin, Anupama Reddy, Manway Liu, Lauren Murray, Michael F. Berger, John E. Monahan, Paula Morais, Jodi Meltzer, Adam Korejwa, Judit Jane´-Valbuena, Felipa A. Mapa, Joseph Thibault, Eva Bric-Furlong, Pichai Raman, Aaron Shipway, Ingo H. Engels, Jill Cheng, Guoying K. Yu, Jianjun Yu, Peter Aspesi Jr, Melanie de Silva, Kalpana Jagtap, Michael D. Jones, Li Wang, Charles Hatton, Emanuele Palescandolo, Supriya Gupta, Scott Mahan, Carrie Sougnez, Robert C. Onofrio, Ted Liefeld, Laura MacConaill, Wendy Winckler, Michael Reich, Nanxin Li, Jill P. Mesirov, Stacey B. Gabriel, Gad Getz, Kristin Ardlie, Vivien Chan, Vic E. Myer, Barbara L. Weber, Jeff Porter, Markus Warmuth, Peter Finan, Jennifer L. Harris, Matthew Meyerson, Todd R. Golub, Michael P. Morrissey, William R. Sellers, Robert Schlegel, & Levi A. Garraway. 2012. The Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia Enables Predictive Modelling of Anticancer Drug Sensitivity. Nature 483 (7391):603–7.
Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia Consortium, and Genomics of Drug Sensitivity in Cancer Consortium. 2015. Pharmacogenomic Agreement between Two Cancer Cell Line Data Sets. Nature 528 (7580):84–87.