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Cancer Research by the Numbers

Biostatistician Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan strives to make a difference in the field of cancer research while inspiring her students at the same time. Learn more about how she uses TCGA data in her career in this TCGA in Action Researcher Profile.

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TCGA Scientific Symposia

The TCGA Second Annual Scientific Symposium was held November 27-28, 2012 in Crystal City, Virginia. Watch videos of the presentations to the latest TCGA research.

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Cancers Selected for Study

The Cancer Genome Atlas researchers are mapping the genetic changes in 20 cancers. Find out which cancers have been selected for study, the criteria for selection and the scientific questions being asked about each cancer.

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About Cancer Genomics

Explore information and resources to improve your understanding of cancer genomics, the importance of tumor samples in genomic research and the role of cancer genomics in precision medicine.

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  • Perspectives RSS

  • June 2012
    The New Backbone of Clinical Trial Design
    Dr. Douglas Levine, Head of the Gynecology Research Laboratory at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, writes about genomics directed trials in gynecological cancers.
  • March 2012
    TCGA Data and Cancer Systems Biology: Ex pluribus unum
    Dr. Andrea Califano, Ph.D., founding director of the Columbia Initiative in Systems Biology at Columbia University in New York, shares his Perspective on the impact of TCGA.
  • May 2011
    Dealing with Chaos
    Dr. George Sledge, American Society of Clinical Oncology President, speaks about what he learned at the most recent TCGA Steering Committee Meeting.
  • March 2011
    TCGA Expands Research Horizons
    Rajiv Dhir, M.D. shares his Perspective on the partnership between TCGA and the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Susan Love with other women. February 2011
    The Power of Volunteerism
    The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, joined forces with the Avon Foundation for Women to launch the Army of Women, an initiative to recruit 1 million women to participate in breast cancer research. Susan Love, M.D., shares her Perspective on the power of volunteerism.
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