Analysis Working Groups

The TCGA Analysis Working Groups (AWGs) are composed of scientific and clinical experts who study a particular type of cancer. With the support of the TCGA Genome Data Analysis Centers (GDACs) they work together to analyze a single type of cancer across all TCGA platforms and to publish a comprehensive analysis. These papers are authored by The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network, and a complete list can be found on the TCGA Publications Page.

Coordinated by the TCGA program office, the AWGs are self-assembled teams of scientists from all over the world who bring a range of expertise to the analysis. AWG members come from a spectrum of specialties, including:

  • Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology


Members of the AWG agree to a special set of rules called the AWG charter that binds them to keep data learned in the context of AWG discussions confidential until their analysis is published.