### *GDCRNATools* - an R/Bioconductor package for downloading, organizing, and integrative analyzing lncRNA, mRNA, and miRNA data in GDC
* **A tutorial is avaialable here: [GDCRNATools Wiki page](https://github.com/rli012/GDCRNATools/wiki)**
* **If you use `GDCRNATools` in your published research, please cite:**
Li, R., Qu, H., Wang, S., Wei, J., Zhang, L., Ma, R., Lu, J., Zhu, J., Zhong, W., and Jia, Z. (2018). GDCRNATools: an R/Bioconductor package for integrative analysis of lncRNA, miRNA and mRNA data in GDC. Bioinformatics 34, 2515-2517. https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/bty124.
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The [Genomic Data Commons (GDC)](https://portal.gdc.cancer.gov/) maintains standardized genomic, clinical, and biospecimen data from National Cancer Institute (NCI) programs including [The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)](https://tcga-data.nci.nih.gov/) and [Therapeutically Applicable Research To Generate Effective Treatments (TARGET)](https://ocg.cancer.gov/programs/target), It also accepts high quality datasets from non-NCI supported cancer research programs, such as genomic data from the [Foundation Medicine](https://www.foundationmedicine.com/).
`GDCRNATools` is an R/Bioconductor package which provides a standard, easy-to-use and comprehensive pipeline for downloading, organizing, and integrative analyzing RNA expression data in the GDC portal with an emphasis on deciphering the lncRNA-mRNA related ceRNA regulatory network in cancer.