The Next Generation Cancer Knowledge Base

Cases by Major Primary Site

The NCI's Genomic Data Commons (GDC) provides the cancer research community with a unified repository and cancer knowledge base that enables data sharing across cancer genomic studies in support of precision medicine.

The GDC supports several cancer genome programs at the NCI Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG), including The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments (TARGET).

High Quality Data Sharing Enables Precision Medicine

The GDC obtains validated datasets from NCI programs in which the strategies for tissue collection couples quantity with high quality.

The GDC encourages data sharing in support of precision medicine. Tools are provided to guide data submissions by researchers and institutions.


  • February 2, 2023

New TCGA and TARGET Properties and Sample Type Restructuring

In GDC Data Dictionary Release 2.6.0, the GDC added support for: New TCGA and TARGET Properties - Several new properties and enumerated values for diagnosis, treatment, molecular tests, ...
  • December 12, 2022

New Data from NCI’s MATCH and EAGLE Studies Available

GDC Data Release 36 includes WXS and RNA-Seq data for cases from NCI’s MATCH precision medicine clinical trial (MATCH-Z1D; phs001859) and WGS, WXS, and RNA-Seq data for lung adenocarcinoma cases ...