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- January 04, 2017
TCGA study of esophageal cancers finds features that aid in their classification
A new study by The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network found genomic differences between the two most common types of esophageal cancer that help place them in the spectrum of cancers from the stomach to the head and neck. Image Credit: Toshinori Hinoue, Ryo Sakai, Peter W. Laird
- June 06, 2016
Newly launched Genomic Data Commons to facilitate data and clinical information sharing
The Genomic Data Commons (GDC) is a data sharing platform that promotes precision medicine in oncology, and it will host all of the TCGA data.
- May 09, 2016
Analysis of rare endocrine cancer reveals novel genetic alterations
In the most comprehensive molecular characterization to date of adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare cancer of the adrenal cortex, researchers extensively analyzed 91 cases for alterations in the tumor genomes.
- 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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