The Next Generation Cancer Knowledge Network

Cases by Major Primary Site

The NCI's Genomic Data Commons (GDC) provides the cancer research community with a unified data repository 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 7, 2020

New Cases of HIV-Associated Cancers & Head and Neck Cancers Available

The GDC’s latest data release includes two major National Cancer Institute projects: the HIV+ Tumor Molecular Characterization Project (HTMCP) and Cancer Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC ...
  • December 10, 2019

Data from AACR Project GENIE Released

The GDC has released data for over 44,000 cases from the American Association for Cancer Research’s Project Genomics Evidence Neoplasia Information Exchange (AACR Project GENIE, phs001337), ...