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Bioinformatics
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ATHENA: Analysis of Tumor Heterogeneity from Spatial Omics Measurements

Abstract

Tumor heterogeneity has emerged as a fundamental property of most human cancers, with broad implications for diagnosis and treatment. Recently, spatial omics have enabled spatial tumor profiling, however computational resources that exploit the measurements to quantify tumor heterogeneity in a spatially-aware manner are largely missing. We present ATHENA, a computational framework that facilitates the visualization, processing and analysis of tumor heterogeneity from spatial omics measurements. ATHENA employs graph representations of tumors and bundles together a large collection of established and novel heterogeneity scores that quantify different aspects of the complexity of tumor ecosystems. Availability and Implementation: ATHENA is available as a Python package under an open-source licence at: https://github.com/AI4SCR/ATHENA. Detailed documentation and step-by-step tutorials with example datasets are also available at: https://ai4scr.github.io/ATHENA/.

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29 Apr 2022

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Bioinformatics

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