I have a bunch of uuid's from TCGA RNA-seq samples and would like to get the metadata for them. Apparently you can get some basic info by going to https://gdc-portal.nci.nih.gov/search/c?filters=%7B%22op%22:%22and%22,%22content%22:%5B%7B%22op%22:%22in%22,%22content%22:%7B%22field%22:%22cases.project.program.name%22,%22value%22:%5B%22TCGA%22%5D%7D%7D%5D%7D&facetTab=cases and clicking on export, but that has failed for me the past two days. If you follow the links for one sample, you can end up at https://gdc-portal.nci.nih.gov/cases/0004d251-3f70-4395-b175-c94c2f5b1b81 where you can download the clinical info for a sample.
I've looked around at TCGAbiolinks and couldn't find a way to query GDC when I have a uuid such as FFA5FFF7-6301-4CD8-8E63-A4D8294D1B0E. Is there a way to do so with TCGAbiolinks? If not, how do you suggest I should proceed?