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- June 18, 2015
TCGA study improves understanding of genetic drivers of cutaneous melanoma
A comprehensive analysis of the genome of cutaneous melanoma has provided new insights into the roles of frequently mutated cancer genes and other genomic alterations that drive the development of this disease.
- June 10, 2015
Genomic underpinnings of brain tumors expanded
TCGA researchers analyzed nearly 300 cases of diffuse low- and intermediate-grade gliomas, which together comprise lower-grade gliomas. LGGs occur mainly in adults and include astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas and oligoastrocytomas.
- March 09, 2015
The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA): The next stage
The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), the NIH research program that has helped set the standards for characterizing the genomic underpinnings of dozens of cancers on a large scale, is moving to its next phase.
- June 10, 2015
Brain Tumor’s Genetic Makeup Critical in Treatment, Research Finds
The New York Times describes the important findings from TCGA's research on lower grade gliomas.
- January 27, 2015
Warning: That Tan Could Be Hazardous
The New York Times reports on TCGA data bolstering the case for the link between melanoma and ultraviolet light exposure.
- October 06, 2014
Cancer Genome Sequencing Will Mean More Targeted Therapies
Forbes interviews Dr. Carolyn Hutter, NHGRI team lead for TCGA, about the influence of cancer genomics on the future of precision medicine.
Histopathological image of cerebral glioblastoma.
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The difference between a normal cell and cancer cell and how understanding the changes in DNA that cause cancer can help doctors develop better treatments.
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