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.


  • September 23, 2021

Data from Landmark Chernobyl studies, New Methylation Pipeline, and More

Highlights from the GDC's recent Data Release 30 include data from major studies exploring the effects of Chernobyl radiation and methylation arrays processed via a new pipeline at the GDC. The data ...
  • May 12, 2021

Browse Data from Rare Cancers in the Data Portal

A recent data release offers new ways to access data from the Count Me In project. The nonprofit research initiative enables patients in the US and Canada to share their medical information and ...