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TCGA In The NewsRSS

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network is providing data and genome analysis to the cancer research community which is supporting new discoveries and accelerating the pace of cancer research. Below is a list of selected articles that describe the broad impact of TCGA on cancer research.


  • February 11, 2014
    A Catalog of Cancer Genes That’s Done, or Just a Start
    The New York Times reports on a study published in Nature by researchers at the Broad Institute that asks how close scientists are to completing a catalog of cancer genes.
  • May 01, 2013
    Cancers Share Gene Patterns, Studies Affirm
    The New York Times reports on two new characterization studies of acute myeloid leukemia and endometrial cancer by the The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network.
  • December 04, 2012
    Breaking Down Breast Cancer
    Time surveys the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2012, and number six is TCGA's comprehensive characterization of breast cancer.
  • September 24, 2012
    Video: First Comprehensive Genetic Analysis of Breast Cancer Could Change Treatment (07:36)
    PBS's Judy Woodruff interviews Dr. Harold Varmus, the director of the National Cancer Institute, regarding The Cancer Genome Atlas's comprehensive breast cancer study and its possible future implications.
  • September 24, 2012
    Scientists Parse Genes Of Breast Cancer's Four Major Types
    NPR's Richard Knox reports on The Cancer Genome Atlas's findings from their latest comprehensive breast cancer study.
  • September 23, 2012
    Study Divides Breast Cancer Into Four Distinct Types
    The New York Times reports on the The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network's comprehensive genomic characterization of breast cancer, and their study of the four major genomic subtypes of the disease.
  • September 09, 2012
    Cancer Study Points to Tighter Pairing of Drugs and Patients
    The New York Times reports on the findings of The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network's comprehensive genomic characterization of lung squamous cell carcinoma and possible potential treatment from drugs in the FDA pipeline.
  • July 18, 2012
    Genetic Aberrations Seen as Path to Stop Colon Cancer
    The New York Times reports on the findings and implications of The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network's comprehensive genomic characterization of colorectal cancer.
  • March 02, 2012
    Combing the Cancer Genome
    The Scientist gives a guided tour through the main online resources for analyzing data from The Cancer Genome Atlas. The article discusses tools available within the TCGA Data Portal, and outside it.
  • December 23, 2011
    TCGA Considered a "Notable Advance"
    The Cancer Genome Atlas is considered a "Notable Advance" according to a report compiled by 18 prominent oncologists, covering the period from October 2010 to September 2011. "Notable Advances" are research that has had a significant impact on the way a cancer is understood or has had a direct impact on patient care.
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