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CCG in the News

Toward a Shared Vision for Cancer Genomic Data

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

Current Events

February 2, 2017
GDC Workshop: Querying and Downloading Data using the GDC Data Portal and the GDC Data Transfer Tool

This workshop, open to live viewers through WebEx on Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 12 to 1 pm EST, will introduce users to the GDC tools for downloading and retrieving data from cancer genomic studies. As an example, the workshop will walk through querying and downloading open access data using the GDC Data Portal and the high performance GDC Data Transfer Tool. It will also review the process for obtaining access to controlled data and demonstrate how to generate a token for downloading controlled access data. Click to learn more about the workshop and how to attend.

Past Events

November 17, 2016
GDC Workshop: Navigating the GDC - A Case Study

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.

Learn more at the GDC Workshops page or watch the workshop on YouTube.

April 22, 2016
New Reddit Journal of Science Ask Me Anything with Dr. Jean Claude Zenklusen

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.

View the discussion

April 16 - April 20, 2016
CCG Sessions at AACR 2016

CCG was featured in seven sessions at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

November 10, 2015
Google Hangout
Cancer Informatics: Expanding Access to Data

In an on air Google Hangout, CCG Director Louis M. Staudt, M.D., Ph.D., and Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) Director Warren Kibbe, Ph.D., discussed NCI efforts to expand access to cancer genomics through the Genomic Data Commons and Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots, moderated by Chief of the CBIIT Cancer Informatics Branch, Anthony Kerlavage, Ph.D.

  • Updated: November 21, 2016