Table 1

The Reference Database composition

Tumour superclasses (25)Tumour subclasses used
to compose the
superclass (58)
Samples (4429)
AdrenalAdrenocortical carcinoma68
BreastDuctal carcinoma142
Inflammatory
Lobular carcinoma
Gastro-oesophagealAdenocarcinoma—oesophagus78
Adenocarcinoma—stomach
Germ cell—non-seminomatousMixed germ cells133
Yolk sac cells
Teratoma of testis/ovary
Germ cell—seminomatousSeminoma/dysgerminoma42
GISTGastrointestinal stromal tumour54
Head and neck (salivary gland)Adenoid cystic carcinoma—salivary gland22
IntestineColorectal adenocarcinoma212
KidneyOncocytoma360
Renal cell carcinoma—clear cell
Renal cell carcinoma—cromophobe
Renal cell carcinoma—papillary
LiverHepatocellular carcinoma139
Lung adenocarcinoma/large cell carcinomaLung adenocarcinoma327
Large cell/bronchoalveolar
carcinoma
Lung small cell carcinomaSmall cell carcinoma54
LymphomaHodgkin151
Large B cell diffuse
Peripheral T cell
MelanomaUveal85
Non-uveal
MesotheliomaMesothelioma102
NeuroendocrinePheochromocytoma/paraganglioma334
Lung carcinoid
Merkel cell carcinoma
OvaryClear cell adenocarcinoma626
Endometrioid adenocarcinoma
Mucinous adenocarcinoma
Papillary serous adenocarcinoma
Serous adenocarcinoma
Serous or papillary serous carcinoma
PancreasPancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma107
Cholangiocarcinoma
ProstateProstate adenocarcinoma119
SarcomaCondrosarcoma130
Leiomyosarcoma
Liposarcoma/myxoid liposarcoma
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma/myxofibrosarcoma
Synovial sarcoma biphasic or
monophasic
Osteosarcoma
Primitive neuroectodermal/Ewing sarcoma
Squamous cell carcinomaUterus cervix squamous cell carcinoma460
Lung squamous cell carcinoma
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
Oesophagus squamous cell carcinoma
ThymusThymoma36
ThyroidFollicular carcinoma230
Papillary carcinoma
Hurthle cell or anaplastic carcinoma
Urinary (bladder)Transitional cell carcinoma144
Urothelial adenocarcinoma 
UterusCervix adenocarcinoma274
Endometrium endometrioid carcinoma
  • The 25 tumour superclasses are composed by 58 tumour subclasses from 4429 samples, which were obtained from 100 different experiments available from the ArrayExpress online platform.