The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data and research have supported new discoveries and accelerated the pace of cancer research. Below is a list of selected articles that describe the broad impact of TCGA. Furthermore, TCGA's success has inspired new cancer genomics initiatives supported by NCI's Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG), and these projects are also gaining wide recognition. Read news media articles about CCG’s new genomics research here.
- 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.
- August 08, 2014
It’s Time for Us to Think About Cancer Differently
Newsweek reports on the most recent publication from TCGA's Pan-Cancer project in which researchers analyze 12 cancer types and reveal molecular classifications within and across tissues of origin.
- July 25, 2014
Study Finds Mutations in Lung Cancer DNA
The Boston Globe reports on The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network's identification of the top 18 gene mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma.
- 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
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.