sda (version 1.3.7)

khan2001: Childhood Cancer Study of Khan et al. (2001)

Description

Gene expression data (2308 genes for 88 samples) from the microarray study of Khan et al. (2001).

Usage

data(khan2001)

Arguments

Format

khan2001$x is a 88 x 2308 matrix containing the expression levels. Note that rows correspond to samples, and columns to genes. The row names are the original image IDs, and the column names the orginal probe labels. khan2001$y is a factor containing the diagnosis for each sample ("BL", "EWS", "NB", "non-SRBCT", "RMS"). khan2001$descr provides some annotation for each gene.

Source

The data are described in Khan et al. (2001). Note that the values in khan.data$x are logarithmized (using natural log) for normalization.

Details

This data set contains measurements of the gene expression of 2308 genes for 88 observations: 29 cases of Ewing sarcoma (EWS), 11 cases of Burkitt lymphoma (BL), 18 cases of neuroblastoma (NB), 25 cases of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), and 5 other (non-SRBCT) samples.

References

Khan et al. 2001. Classification and diagnostic prediction of cancers using gene expression profiling and artificial neural networks. Nature Medicine 7:673--679.

Examples

# load sda library
library("sda")

# load full Khan et al (2001) data set
data(khan2001)
dim(khan2001$x) # 88 2308
hist(khan2001$x)
khan2001$y # 5 levels

# data set containing the SRBCT samples
get.srbct = function()
{
  data(khan2001)
  idx = which( khan2001$y == "non-SRBCT" )
  x = khan2001$x[-idx,]
  y = factor(khan2001$y[-idx])
  descr = khan2001$descr[-idx]

  list(x=x, y=y, descr=descr)
}

srbct = get.srbct()
dim(srbct$x)   # 83 2308
hist(srbct$x)
srbct$y # 4 levels