TCGA: Genome Data Analysis Center

Our group had the privilege of being part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a landmark cancer genomics program that molecularly characterized over 20,000 primary cancer and matched normal samples spanning 33 cancer types. Together with the lab of Wei Zhang, who was at MD Anderson Cancer Center at the time, our lab formed a TCGA Data Analysis Center (GDAC).

Our GDAC contributed to TCGA by

  • developing novel computational approaches for analyzing large-scale heterogeneous data.
  • participating in numerous working groups focused on individual tumor types.
  • disseminating the results and resources to the broader community by developing web-based interactive exploratory tools, such as Regulome Explorer

To learn more about our Center, please visit our (now frozen) GDAC website:

This project was supported by Award Number U24CA143835 from the National Cancer Institute.

Publications funded by the GDAC (PubMed link).