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Genomic Data Commons Launches DAVE online analysis tools

The Genomic Data Commons (GDC) has launched DAVE: Data Analysis, Visualization, and Exploration Tools. The online interface, equipped with plots and visualizations, allows any researcher to easily explore genomic and clinical data for over 14K cancer patients--without any bioinformatics expertise.

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.

NCI Genomic Data Commons experts: Toward a Shared Vision for Cancer Genomic Data
The New England Journal of Medicine | September 28, 2016

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

June 2 - 6, 2017
Genomic Data Commons at ASCO 2017

Visit the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) kiosk at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, to learn more about the GDC's data and tools or to engage GDC experts in one-on-one discussion.
June 3 - 5, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT, NCI Exhibit Booth #4052, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.

Preview new GDC tools at a Meet the Experts session: The Genomic Data Commons: Demo of New Data Analysis, Visualization, and Exploration (DAVE) Tools, presented by GDC User Services Manager Michael Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.
June 4, 10:15 AM CT, NCI Exhibit Booth #4052, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.

Past Events

April 28, 2017
Genomic Data Commons Session at Health Datapalooza 2017

Genomic Data Commons Co-Principal Investigator Robert Grossman, Ph.D., and NCI's representatives for the Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots, Tanja Davidsen, Ph.D., and Anthony Kerlavage, Ph.D., discussed recent advances in health data-sharing technology in the session NCI's Genomic Data Commons and ASCO's CancerLinQ at Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC.
Friday, April 28, 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM EST.

April 1 - April 5, 2017
CCG Sessions at AACR 2017

CCG was featured in three sessions at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, and CCG representatives were available to answer questions at the NCI Exhibit Booth #1407:

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

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.

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

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

Navigating the GDC - A Case Study, held November 17th at noon EST, 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.

  • Updated: June 29, 2017