The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is a comprehensive and coordinated effort to accelerate our understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through the application of genome analysis technologies, including large-scale genome sequencing. The overarching goal of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is to improve our ability to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. To achieve this goal in a scientifically rigorous manner, the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute used a phased-in strategy to launch TCGA. A pilot project developed and tested the research framework needed to systematically explore the entire spectrum of genomic changes involved in human cancers. Based on the extraordinary sets of multidimensional data generated by the pilot, TCGA has moved from a pilot to a full program to study more than 20 types of cancer.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research and Development Contracts (N01)
Project #
261200800001E-52-0-1
Application #
8654745
Study Section
Project Start
2008-09-26
Project End
2018-09-25
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$705,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Saic-Frederick, Inc.
Department
Type
DUNS #
159990456
City
Frederick
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
21702