Archive - Insights & Innovations Blog
- The Genomic Data Commons Turns 2: Progress in Clinical Tool Development
The Genomic Data Commons (GDC) launched two years ago with the goal to build a collaborative, interactive knowledge system that anyone can use. Dr. Lou Staudt reflects on milestones reached at the GDC’s two year anniversary and challenges ahead in building clinically relevant tools and advancing precision medicine.
- After TCGA: Building Clinical Genomic Resources
The Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) continues to build genomic resources with a special focus on clinical features and patient outcome. A new wave of cancer characterization projects will generate data relevant for precision medicine and build on the legacy left by The Cancer Genome Atlas, which officially concluded in April 2018.
- Office of Cancer Genomics: Integration of Structural, Functional, and Computational Genomic Data Advances Precision Oncology
A collaborative study conducted by two Office of Cancer Genomics (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.