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.


  • May 11, 2023

GDC Legacy Archive Retires

The Genomic Data Commons strives to provide standardized and relevant genomic data to the cancer research community. While data processed according to the most up-to-date pipelines is provided to ...
  • March 29, 2023

New Projects at the GDC: Lung Cancer and MATCH Treatment Arms

The GDC’s Data Release 37 includes four new projects: APOLLO-LUAD - Proteogenomic Characterization of Lung Adenocarcinoma, CGCI-HTMCP-LC - HIV+ Tumor Molecular Characterization of Lung Cancer, and ...