Cancers Selected for Study

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) has chosen cancers for study based on specific criteria that include:

Below is a list of cancers that have been selected for study based on the criteria outlined above. The TCGA program has collected the necessary quality and quantity of samples for these cancers to move them into the TCGA project pipeline. Scheduling for sequencing and characterization for these cancers will be dependent on the capacity of the project pipeline. To view TCGA's clinical data forms, please visit the Biospecimen Core Resource's website.

TCGA is no longer accepting additional samples for characterization.

Analysis is underway in the following Analysis Working Groups (AWGs):

  • Cervical cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Esophageal carcinoma
  • Liver hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
  • Paraganglioma & Pheochromocytoma
  • Prostate adenocarcinoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Testicular germ cell cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Uterine carcinosarcoma
  • Uveal melanoma

For more information about the AWGs, please email tcga@mail.nih.gov.

CANCER TISSUES BEING COLLECTED FOR POTENTIAL STUDY

Last Updated: May 16, 2014

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Breast

Central Nervous System

Endocrine

Gastrointestinal

Gynecologic

Head and Neck

Hematologic

Skin

Soft Tissue

Thoracic

Urologic