Insights & Innovations Blog
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- Integration of Structural and Functional Genomic Studies Advances Precision Oncology: An Example of Collaborative Science in Office of Cancer Genomics Programs
A collaborative study conducted by two OCG initiatives highlights the importance of integrating structural and functional genomics programs to improve cancer therapies, and more specifically, contribute to precision oncology treatments for children.
- Planning a Genomic Characterization Study? Tips for Collecting and Processing Biospecimens
The Biospecimen Core Resource (BCR) collects patient samples and readies them for genomic characterization, analysis, and other downstream steps. The CCG, which has managed the BCR for over a decade for use by The Cancer Genome Atlas and other projects, offers tips for researchers who may be planning their own genomic characterization study.
- How to Navigate the CTD2 Dashboard: Access to Translational Data
The Cancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD2) Dashboard aims to provide easy exploration of data to non-computational scientists. Through an open-access web interface, users can view validated data and results assembled from multiple projects or CTD2 Centers.
- Hope for a Rare Disease Through TCGA: My Perspective as a Caregiver, Patient Advocate, and Physician
The founder of the Melanoma Research Foundation's Community United for Research and Education of Ocular Melanoma (CURE OM) initiative describes her journey from having a loved one diagnosed with a rare disease, to forming a patient advocacy group, to teaming up with The Cancer Genome Atlas in a collaborative research effort.