Associated Genetic Biomarkers
Associated Diseases


Location [1]
Protein [2]
Myc proto-oncogene protein
Synonyms [1]
bHLHe39, c-Myc, MRTL, MYCC

The v-myc avian myelocytomatosis viral oncogene homolog (MYC) gene encodes a nuclear phosphoprotein that functions in cell cycle progression, apoptosis, and cellular transformation. The protein also functions as a transcription factor that controls gene expression. Missense mutations, silent mutations, frameshift deletions, and in-frame deletions are observed in cancers such as endometrial cancer, hematopoietic and lymphoid cancers, and stomach cancer.

MYC is altered in 4.52% of all cancers with breast carcinoma, non-small cell lung carcinoma, colorectal adenocarcinoma, prostate cancer, and ovarian neoplasm having the greatest prevalence of alterations [3].

MYC GENIE Cases - Top Diseases

The most common alterations in MYC are MYC Amplification (3.62%), MYC Mutation (0.96%), MYC A59V (0.04%), MYC S161L (0.03%), and MYC G301D (0.02%) [3].

MYC GENIE Cases - Top Alterations

Biomarker-Directed Therapies

Significance of MYC in Diseases

Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma +

Double-Hit Lymphoma +

Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Not Otherwise Specified +

B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma +

Transformed Lymphoma +

Triple-Hit Lymphoma +

Malignant Solid Tumor +

Follicular Lymphoma +

Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma +

Burkitt Lymphoma +

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma +

B-Cell Lymphoma, Unclassifiable, With Features Intermediate Between Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma And Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma +

T-Cell/Histiocyte-Rich Large B-Cell Lymphoma +

Hodgkin Lymphoma +

Mantle Cell Lymphoma +

Grade 3b Follicular Lymphoma +

Breast Carcinoma +

Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma +

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia +

Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Associated With Chronic Inflammation +

Marginal Zone Lymphoma +

Mature B-Cell Lymphoma/Leukemia +

Multiple Myeloma +

Primary Cutaneous Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Leg Type +

Lymphoma +

Colorectal Carcinoma +

Ovarian Carcinoma +

Acute Myeloid Leukemia +

EBV-Positive Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Not Otherwise Specified +

Germinal Center B-Cell-Like Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma +

High Grade B-Cell Lymphoma, Not Otherwise Specified +

Intravascular Large B-Cell Lymphoma +

Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis +

Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma +

Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma +

Richter Syndrome +

Osteosarcoma +

High Grade Ovarian Serous Adenocarcinoma +

Adenocarcinoma Of The Gastroesophageal Junction +

Medulloblastoma +

Penile Carcinoma +

Esophageal Carcinoma +

Mature B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma +

Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma +

Prostate Carcinoma +

Small Cell Lung Carcinoma +

Melanoma +

Hematopoietic And Lymphoid Malignancy +

Pancreatic Carcinoma +

Sarcoma +

Gastric Adenocarcinoma +

Cervical Carcinoma +

Anaplastic Astrocytoma +

Head And Neck Carcinoma +

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia +

Myelodysplastic Syndromes +

Soft Tissue Sarcoma +

Bladder Carcinoma +

Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma +

Pleural Mesothelioma +

Glioblastoma +

Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma +

Anal Carcinoma +

Renal Cell Carcinoma +

Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma +

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor +

Leiomyosarcoma +

ALK-Positive Large B-Cell Lymphoma +

Burkitt Leukemia +

Central Nervous System Neoplasm +

Extranodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma Of Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue +

Gastric Squamous Cell Carcinoma +

Hairy Cell Leukemia +

Intraocular Lymphoma +

Mature T-Cell And NK-Cell Lymphoma/Leukemia +

Neuroblastoma +

Nodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma +

Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma +

Peritoneal Mesothelioma +

Primary Effusion Lymphoma +

Small Intestinal Lymphoma +

Small Lymphocytic Leukemia +

Solid Neoplasm +

Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma +

Vaginal Carcinoma +

Vulvar Carcinoma +

Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia +


1. Hart R and Prlic A. Universal Transcript Archive Repository. Version uta_20170629. San Francisco CA: Github;2015.

2. The UniProt Consortium. UniProt: a worldwide hub of protein knowledge. Nucleic Acids Research. 2019;47:D506-D515.

3. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 4. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

4. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.