CCDI Central Hub Links Researchers to Childhood Cancer Data Resources

If you’re a researcher, doctor, or citizen scientist, you now have quick-and-easy access to a rapidly growing inventory of data, tools, and related resources on childhood cancer data through NCI’s Childhood Cancer Data Initiative’s (CCDI) new online Hub.  

By visiting the new Hub today, you can find:

  • CCDI Childhood Cancer Data Catalog—A searchable inventory of childhood cancer repositories that currently houses 222 data sets. Using filters, you can sort by analytical tool, catalog, knowledge base, program, project, registry, repository, and data content type (cell line, clinical, epidemiologic, genomic/omic, imaging, xenograph).

  • CCDI Molecular Targets Platform—An open-source pipeline for harmonizing data for more efficient drug discovery. You can browse and identify associations between molecular targets, diseases, and medications. The site features 40,929 molecular targets and 1,145 participants and includes information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Pediatric Molecular Target Lists.

  • CCDI National Childhood Cancer Registry Explorer—A customizable interactive tool to aid in searching and comparing cancer types, incidences, and trends. You can access 1,496,577 reported cases and sort the data by age, sex, and race/ethnicity.

  • Molecular Characterization Initiative for Childhood Cancers—A collection of de-identified molecular data from 1,145 children, adolescents, and young adults. You can use these data to plan more effective clinical trials and treatments and to better understand the origins and drivers of childhood cancer.

Dr. Subhashini Jagu, CBIIT Scientific Policy and Program Branch A chief, noted, “At CCDI, our goal is to quicken the pace of childhood cancer research. This Hub gives people on the frontlines of childhood cancer research easy access to tools and resources they need to do their work.”

She added, “Pulling information into this centralized location is just the first step. In the future, we plan to further solidify this infrastructure by capturing even more data and offering additional tools to help in analyzing and understanding data-based findings.”

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