• National Cancer Institute
  • National Human Genome Research Institute

AACR 2011: Methods Workshop: Harvesting the Yield from the TCGA

April 02, 2011 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Orange County Convention Center: Room W415A, Orlando, Florida

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) has recently completed its first formal analysis of the genomic and clinical data from the ovarian carcinoma project. This analysis has confirmed previous knowledge and discovered new insights into this challenging disease. Now is the time for the research community to take hold of this high-quality, robust data set and apply it to translational and basic biologic questions. In this session, case studies will be presented to demonstrate how investigators are integrating TCGA data into their own research outside of the formal TCGA project. Data access and publicly available analytical tools will also be reviewed. The goal of this session is to demonstrate how TCGA data can serve as a reliable resource for the greater research community.

Session Chair: Douglas A. Levine, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.

  • Introduction: Douglas A. Levine, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.
  • The Intersection between TCGA and the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium — Germline Variation: Ellen L. Goode, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn.
  • A Genome-Wide Search for Tumor Suppressor MicroRNAs for Ovarian Cancer: Preethi H. Gunaratne, Ph.D., University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Genomic Associations with Surgical Outcome: Douglas A. Levine, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.
  • Data Access and Analytical Opportunities: Nikolaus Schultz, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.
  • Discussion: Douglas A. Levine, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.