GRCh38 · COSMIC v92


This section shows a general overview of information for the selected study (COSU identifier) or publication (COSP identifier). Studies may have been performed by the Sanger Institute Cancer Genome Project, or imported from the ICGC/TCGA. You can see more information on the help pages.

Evidence for Efficacy of Treatment With the Anti-PD-1 Mab Nivolumab in Radiation and Multichemorefractory Advanced Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Paper ID
Trafalis DT, Alifieris CE, Kalantzis A, Verigos KE, Vergadis C and Sauvage S
Department of Pharmacology, Unit of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Oncology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Journal of immunotherapy (Hagerstown, Md. : 1997), 2018;41(6):300-305
ISSN: 1537-4513
PMID: 29642086 (view at PubMed or Europe PMC)
Penile squamous cell carcinoma (PeSCC) is a rare tumor and advanced PeSCC is associated with poor survival due to the aggressiveness of the disease and lack of effective systemic therapies. We describe for the first time a case with advanced chemoradiation refractory PeSCC who had documented response to active immunotherapy with the immune checkpoint inhibitor, anti-programmed death-1 monoclonal antibody Nivolumab. The patient suffered from a poor prognosis human papillomavirus-negative PeSCC, with a somatic inactivation mutation of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A) gene in tumor cells, and treatment with Nivolumab resulted in a partial response to therapy and significant tumor shrinkage. Histology transitions and alterations in tumor-infiltrating cytotoxic CD8 T-cell lymphocytes, programmed death ligand-1 expression on tumor cells and immune cells in tumor lesion biopsies pretreatment and posttreatment with Nivolumab were observed and described. In conclusion, in patients with metastatic PeSCC active immunotherapy combinations with an anti-programmed death-1/programmed death ligand-1 agent may be beneficial and further relative clinical studies are required.
Paper Status
Genes Analysed
Mutated Samples
Total No. of Samples

Mutation Matrix

This section shows the correlation plot between the top 20 genes and samples. There is more information in our help pages.


This table shows genes with mutations in the selected study/paper [more details]
Genes Mutated Samples
This table shows genes without mutations in the selected study/paper [more details]
Non-Mutant Genes Gene Id (COSG)


This tab shows genes with mutations in the selected study/paper [more details]

Genes Samples CDS Mutation AA Mutation

This tab shows non coding variant in the selected study/paper [more details]

Sample ID Sample Name ID NCV Annotation Zygosity Chromosome Genome start Genome stop Genome version Strand WT seq Mut seq FATHMM-MKL

This tab shows the gene expression and copy number variation data for this study [more details]

Table Information


The table currently shows only high value (numeric) copy number data. Copy number segments are excluded if the total copy number and minor allele values are unknown.

Click here to include all copy number data. For more detailed information about copy number data and gain/loss definitions click here.

Sample Gene Expression Expr Level (Z-Score)

Over Expressed; Z-Score > 2.0

Under Expressed; Z-Score < -2.0

Normal; Z-Score within the range -2.0 to 2.0

CN Type Minor Allele Copy Number CN Segment Posn. Average Ploidy

1. N/A represents cases where the average ploidy value is not available( mostly ICGC samples). For some TCGA samples where the minor allele information is not available the average ploidy value could not be calculated.

2. For TCGA samples, the ASCAT algorithm was used to calculate the average ploidy.

3. For CGP samples, the PICNIC algorithm was used to calculate the average ploidy.


This table lists the samples in the selected study which have low/high methylation for each gene. [more details]

No data

This tab shows the fusion mutations observed in this sample [more details]

Gene Sample Name Id Sample(COSS) CDS Mutation Somatic status Zygosity Validated Type


This table shows mutated samples in the selected study/paper.

Sample Name Mutation Count

This table shows samples without mutations in the selected study/paper.

Non-Mutant Samples Sample Id (COSS)