Onco-proteogenomics: cancer proteomics joins forces with genomics

Nat Methods. 2014 Nov;11(11):1107-13. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3138.


The complexities of tumor genomes are rapidly being uncovered, but how they are regulated into functional proteomes remains poorly understood. Standard proteomics workflows use databases of known proteins, but these databases do not capture the uniqueness of the cancer transcriptome, with its point mutations, unusual splice variants and gene fusions. Onco-proteogenomics integrates mass spectrometry-generated data with genomic information to identify tumor-specific peptides. Linking tumor-derived DNA, RNA and protein measurements into a central-dogma perspective has the potential to improve our understanding of cancer biology.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Genetic
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Neoplasms / metabolism*
  • Proteome / genetics
  • Proteome / metabolism
  • Proteomics / methods
  • Transcriptome / genetics*


  • Proteome