News and Announcements
- February 02, 2017
TCGA study identifies four subtypes of rare nervous system cancers
Researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas Network determined that pheochromocytomas (PCC) and paragangliomas (PGL) can be classified into four distinct subtypes and also found several novel alterations never before seen in these rare cancers of the autonomic nervous system.
- January 23, 2017
TCGA study identifies genomic features of cervical cancer
TCGA's comprehensive analysis of cervical cancer found genomic alterations that may help target therapies, and revealed a small subset of tumors that were not linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Photo Credit: The Cancer Genome Atlas et al. Nature. [CC-BY-4.0]
- 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.
- November 05, 2015
TCGA study identifies seven distinct subytypes of prostate cancer
A comprehensive analysis of 333 prostate cancers identified key genetic alterations that may help improve classification and treatment of the disease.
- November 04, 2015
Improved understanding of the genetic drivers of papillary renal cell carcinoma
A comprehensive genomic analysis of 161 tumors from people with papillary renal cell carcinoma (PRCC) – the second most common form of kidney cancer –provided insights into the molecular basis of this cancer and may inform its classification and treatment.
- October 08, 2015
TCGA study identifies genomic features of invasive lobular breast carcinoma
Investigators with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified molecular characteristics of a type of breast cancer, invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), that distinguishes it from invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), the most common invasive breast cancer subtype.
- June 18, 2015
TCGA study improves understanding of genetic drivers of cutaneous melanoma
A comprehensive analysis of the genome of cutaneous melanoma has provided new insights into the roles of frequently mutated cancer genes and other genomic alterations that drive the development of this disease.
- June 10, 2015
Genomic underpinnings of brain tumors expanded
TCGA researchers analyzed nearly 300 cases of diffuse low- and intermediate-grade gliomas, which together comprise lower-grade gliomas. LGGs occur mainly in adults and include astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas and oligoastrocytomas.
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