The Cancer Epitope Database and Analysis Resource (CEDAR)

Zeynep Koşaloğlu-Yalçın, Nina Blazeska, Randi Vita, Hannah Carter, Morten Nielsen, Stephen Schoenberger, Alessandro Sette, Bjoern Peters

Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 51, Issue D1, D845–D852,

The Cancer Epitope Database and Analysis Resource (CEDAR) was established to catalog the molecular targets of T cell and B cell immune responses, which are called ‘epitopes’. Epitopes derived from cancer antigens are highly relevant because they are recognized by anti-cancer immune cells. Detailed knowledge of the molecular characteristics of cancer epitopes and associated metadata is important to understanding and planning prophylactic and therapeutic applications. Cancer epitopes are also important for accurately characterizing naturally occurring immune responses and cancer immunopathology. CEDAR provides a freely accessible, comprehensive collection of cancer epitope and receptor data curated from the literature and serves as a companion site to the Immune Epitope Database (IEDB, CEDAR is freely accessible at

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