• National Cancer Institute
  • National Human Genome Research Institute
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Study uncovers range of molecular alterations in head and neck cancers, new potential drug targets

TCGA tumor genome sequencing analyses offer new insights into the effects of HPV and smoking, and find genomic similarities with other cancers.

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Four Subtypes of Stomach Cancer Identified

Researchers with the TCGA Research Network have found that stomach cancers, also called gastric cancers or gastric adenocarcinomas, fall into four distinct molecular subtypes.

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Cancers Selected for Study

The Cancer Genome Atlas researchers are mapping the genetic changes in 20 cancers. Find out which cancers have been selected for study, the criteria for selection and the scientific questions being asked about each cancer.

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Program Overview

Explore how The Cancer Genome Atlas works, the components of the TCGA Research Network and TCGA's place in the cancer genomics field in the Program Overview.

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