The Cancer Genome Atlas Resources Available in the GDC

February 22, 2021 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

The latest NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) monthly webinar series will demonstrate how to work with the many types and formats of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) genomic and clinical data available in the GDC.

TCGA is a landmark cancer genomics program that has molecularly characterized more than 11,000 cases across 33 cancer types, transforming our understanding of cancer and cancer research. The program generated over 2.5 PB of data over  10+ years, making it a valuable resource for researchers working in cancer and other health and science fields. With such a diverse collection of data platforms and data types available, navigating the immense data set can be complex. 

During the webinar, GDC experts Dr. Bill Wysocki and Dr. Tara Lichtenberg will review:

  • an overview of TCGA data available in the GDC.
  • where different components of TCGA data can be found in the GDC.
  • special resources available for TCGA users.
  • frequently asked questions about using TCGA data. 

As the genomic data-specific component within NCIs Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC), the GDC provides cloud-based access to genomic data and more than 1,000 tools and workflows for data analysis. Learn more about the GDC and how to leverage the full computational power of the CRDC by visiting

Bill Wysocki, Ph.D.

Dr. Bill Wysocki is the director of user services and outreach for the GDC at the University of Chicago.

Tara Lichtenberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Tara Lichtenberg is a clinical data expert at the University of Chicago.

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