Trans-NIH Mouse Initiative


The Cancer Genome Anatomy Project

The NCI’s Cancer Genome Anatomy Project (CGAP) is an online resource designed to provide the scientific community with detailed characterization of gene expression in biological tissues.  By characterizing normal, pre-cancer and cancer cells, CGAP aims to improve detection, diagnosis and treatment for the patient. Moreover, CGAP provides access to cDNA clones to the research community through a variety of distributors. CGAP provides a wide range of genomic data and resources, including:

  • Genomic data for human and mouse, including expressed sequence tags (ESTs), gene expression patterns (e.g. the Serial Analysis of Gene Expression Genie), single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and cytogenetic information (e.g. the Mitelman database of chromosomal aberrations in cancer).
  • Informatics tools to query and analyze the data.
  • Information on methods and resources for reagents developed by the project.

By collaborating with scientists worldwide, CGAP seeks to increase its scientific expertise and expand its databases for the benefit of all cancer researchers. Access to all CGAP data, clones, and analytic tools is made available to the research community through the CGAP web site and distribution system.

To learn more about the Cancer Genome Anatomy Project (CGAP), visit


Program contact:
Daniela S. Gerhard, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Cancer Genomics