AACR 2014: Methods Workshop: Using Data from The Cancer Genome Atlas

Saturday, April 05, 2014, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Ballroom 20A-C, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) will soon complete the generation of data on DNA sequencing, RNA sequencing, mRNA and miRNA expression, DNA methylation, and DNA copy number from paired cancer/normal specimens from 10,000 cancer patients. The resulting data sets provide a unique atlas of the geography of human cancer. This session is dedicated to helping cancer scientists learn how to access and analyze the high-throughput data sets from TCGA.


  • Chairperson
    • Matthew L. Meyerson. Dana-Farber Cancer Inst., Boston, Mass.
  • The cancer genome atlas (TCGA): A primer on accessing the data
    • Jean C. Zenklusen. National Cancer Inst., Bethesda, Md.
  • The cBioPortal for cancer genomics
    • Nikolaus Schultz. Mem. Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr., New York, N.Y.
  • TCGA RNA sequencing data
    • Katherine Hoadley. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • The spectrum of somatic mutations across many cancer types
    • Michael S. Lawrence. Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Understanding TCGA somatic copy number data
    • Andrew Cherniack. The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Using and interpreting TCGA DNA methylation data
    • Hui Shen. Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.

For more information, please visit the AACR website.