Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG)


The Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) is an organization within the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that unifies NCI's activities in cancer genomics. The CCG aims to synthesize research in different fields of cancer genomics - structural, functional, and computational - to improve patient outcomes1.


CCG and the offices it oversees-The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the Office of Cancer Genomics (OCG)-manage multiple programs. These offices serve to advance CCG's goal of ushering in a modern era of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention based on the study of genomes. CCG programs and collaborations generate cancer genomic and clinical data, and make this data available for widespread use by the research community.

CCG established the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) to provide the cancer research community with a data service supporting the receipt, quality control, integration, storage, and redistribution of standardized cancer genomic data sets derived from cancer studies.


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