CCG News and Events
CCG in the News
A new perspective article authored by CCG director, Dr. Louis M. Staudt, and other NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) experts encourages the cancer research community to embrace data-sharing and contribute to the GDC, a community resource for facilitating precision oncology.
NCI Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) research initiatives have been widely recognized in the news media for their goals of facilitating advances in cancer genomic research and improving patient diagnosis and treatment. Below are selected articles describing CCG research.
The Information Cure: Big data is about to revolutionize the way we combat cancer
Chicago Magazine | December 15, 2016
Cancer researchers: It's time to pay more attention to 'miracle' patients
The Washington Post | August 26, 2016
The Human Genome Is Having Its Facebook Moment
Chicago Magazine | August 9, 2016
Global initiative seeks 1,000 new cancer models
Nature | July 11, 2016
Major funders launch international repository of cutting-edge cancer models
Science Magazine | July 11, 2016
The Rock Fuel for Biden's "Cancer Moonshot"? Big Data
MIT Technology Review | June 29, 2016
Biden unveils launch of major, open-access database to advance cancer research
The Washington Post | June 6, 2016
NCI's Staudt and Kibbe: Data Commons Will Publish Annotated Raw Genomic Data
The Cancer Letter | April 29, 2016
CCG will be featured in two sessions at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC and available at the NCI Exhibit Booth #1407:
Genomic Data Commons Live Demonstration, Meet the Experts Session with GDC User Services Manager Michael Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.
April 3rd, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM at the NCI Exhibit Booth #1407
NCI's Center for Cancer Genomics and Cloud Pilots Initiatives: Using Large-Scale Data to Advance Precision Oncology
April 3rd, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM at Marquis Ballroom Salons 3-4, Meeting Level 2, Marriott Marquis DC
- Overview of NCI Center for Cancer Genomics Programmatic Objectives and CCG Initiatives: The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), Clinical Trials Sequencing Program (CTSP), & Cancer Driver Discovery Program (CDDP) by TCGA Director Jean Claude Zenklusen, Ph.D.
- CCG Structural Genomics Initiatives: ALCHEMIST & Exceptional Responders (ER) by Roy Tarnuzzer, Ph.D.
- CCG Structural Genomics Initiatives: Burkitt Lymphoma Genome Sequencing Project (BLGSP) &HIV+ Tumor Molecular Characterization Project (HTMCP) by Nicholas B. Griner, Ph.D.
- CCG Structural Genomics Initiatives: Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate EffectiveTreatments (TARGET) by Jaime Guidry Auvil, Ph.D.
- CCG Functional Genomics Initiatives: Cancer Target and Driver Discovery (CTD2) Network Updates by Subhashini Jagu, Ph.D.
- CCG Functional Genomics Initiatives: Human Cancer Models Initiative, by Caitlyn Barrett, Ph.D.
- CCG Computational Genomics Initiative: Genomic Data Commons by Zhining Wang, Ph.D.
- Subsequent presentations in this session will provide an overview of the NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots and user examples.
Don't miss CCG at AACR! To meet with a CCG representative about our genomic research, publicly available data, or opportunities to collaborate, visit us at our kiosk "Cancer Genomics and Strategic Initiatives" at the NCI Exhibit Booth #1407.
This workshop, held on Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 12 to 1 pm EST, introduced users to the GDC tools for downloading and retrieving data from cancer genomic studies. It also reviewed the process for obtaining access to controlled data and answered user questions.
Navigating the GDC - A Case Study, held November 17th at noon ET, was the first web conference workshop in a series of NCI GDC Workshops. This workshop introduced users to GDC tools and data types and demonstrated how to perform examples of common genomic analyses using the GDC.
As a part of the DNA Day Series hosted by the National Human Genome Research Institute, Dr. Jean Claude Zenklusen, Director of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), participated in the New Reddit Journal of Science Ask me Anything (AMA) Series on Friday, April 22, 2016. Anonymous participants posted questions on the Reddit AMA page about cancer, genomics research, training in science, TCGA, and many other topics. Dr. Zenklusen answered 77 questions from Reddit participants, and the page received 2,400 "upvotes" by Reddit users.
CCG was featured in seven sessions at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.