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.

  • November 27, 2009
    ASCO Report: Clinical Cancer Advances 2009
    The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued its Clinical Cancer Advances 2009. TCGA findings on the genetics of glioblastoma are highlighted as a notable advance in nervous system cancers.
  • November 23, 2009
    Christiana Care’s Cancer Center First Community Hospital to Submit Samples to Genome Project
    Christiana Care Health System's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center became the first community hospital in the nation to submit specimens to the Biospecimen Core Resource of TCGA.
  • November 13, 2009
    Genetics Offers Promise of Personalized Medicine
    An NIH-wide look at the role genomics is playing in personalized medicine includes an interview with Anna D. Barker, Ph.D., former NCI Deputy Director, who discusses TCGA’s contribution to enabling a more personalized approach to cancer care.
  • October 09, 2009
    Audio: Looking for a Target on Every Tumor
    The practice of genotyping patient tumors is increasing among major cancer centers with the hope of matching drugs to genetic targets to stop cancer's growth. Read about the promise and challenges of targeted therapies and the role of TCGA. Transcript
  • September 24, 2009
    National Brain Tumor Society Awards TCGA Research Network
    The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) presented its first Founders Award for Research Excellence jointly to The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center/Duke University Medical Center Group. The award, which is presented to research teams whose investigations hold promise for clinical improvements, recognized the ground-breaking work of these two initiatives in the “major collective advancement in the genomic analysis of gliomas”.
  • 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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