The NCI Genomic Data Commons Launches

The Genomic Data Commons (GDC) is a data sharing platform that promotes precision medicine in oncology, and it will host all of the TCGA data.

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TCGA analysis of adrenocortical carcinoma

In the most comprehensive molecular characterization to date of adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare cancer of the adrenal cortex, researchers extensively analyzed 91 cases for alterations in the tumor genomes.

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Cancers Selected for Study

The Cancer Genome Atlas researchers are mapping the genetic changes in 33 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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  • July 2016
    Longitudinal Study Charts Brain Tumor Evolution
    Scientists analyzed the genomes of 114 glioblastoma tumors at the time of diagnosis and at the time of recurrence, including recurrent tumors from The Cancer Genome Atlas. The study found that the relapsed tumors likely arose years before the initial diagnosis, highlighting the complexity of glioblastoma.
  • March 2016
    Tumor Heterogeneity Influences the Immune System's Ability to Fight Cancer
    A new study found that activation of the immune system against cancer depends on the number and variety of mutations in the tumor. The findings provide insight into immune surveillance and suggest that variation, or heterogeneity, within a tumor may be an important predictor of whether patients could benefit from immunotherapy.
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  • November 2015
    RESEARCHER PROFILE: Next Generation Mentoring
    Dr. Hui Shen, Ph.D. is a cancer genomicist who was “born and raised in TCGA.” From the outset of her graduate education, she had the opportunity to work with multiple mentors spanning scientific fields and institutions. Her advice: “Definitely try out team science.”
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