The ISB Cancer Genomics Cloud

The ISB Cancer Genomics Cloud (ISB-CGC) is one of three National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cloud Resources tasked with bringing cancer data and computation power together through cloud platforms. It is a collaboration between the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and General Dynamics Information Technology Inc. (GDIT). Since starting in 2014 as part of NCI’s Cloud Pilot initiative, ISB-CGC has provided access to increasing amounts of cancer data in the cloud.

The ISB-CGC aims to serve the needs of a broad range of cancer researchers ranging from scientists or clinicians who prefer to use an interactive web-based application to access and explore the rich TCGA, TARGET, CCLE, and COSMIC datasets, to computational scientists who want to write their own custom scripts using languages such as R or Python, accessing the data through APIs, and to algorithm developers who wish to spin up thousands of virtual machines to analyze hundreds of terabytes of sequence data.

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ISB-CGC has been funded in whole with Federal funds from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, under contract No. HHSN261200800001E