• National Cancer Institute
  • National Human Genome Research Institute


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.

  • April 01, 2009
    Genomics vs. Cancer
    This article reviews how large scale genomics projects like TCGA and the Tumor Sequencing Project are examples of innovative research that demonstrate why scientists can no longer rely on a single type of technology for discovery.
  • September 09, 2008
    Genome Surveys Reveal Complexity of Brain Cancers
    This article features one of the most comprehensive studies to date of the molecular changes underlying brain cancer. The TCGA Research Network analyzed 206 glioblastoma brain tumors using an integrated approach based on multiple types of genetic data and clinical information.
  • May 27, 2008
    TCGA Moving Molecular Oncology Forward
    Dr. Daniela Gerhard reviews the progress of the TCGA pilot project with molecular oncology advances seen through international data sharing among researchers. Progress is also being made with tools and technologies that is enabling researchers to delve further into the molecular machinery of cancer.
  • March 01, 2007
    Mapping the Cancer Genome
    Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and Anna D. Barker, Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute, discuss the importance of creating a comprehensive catalog of the genomic changes involved in cancer through TCGA.
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