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.


  • November 16, 2017

The NCI GDC Releases New Cohort Comparison Features

The NCI's Genomic Data Commons (GDC) released new features allowing users to build and compare custom cohorts and perform operations on case, gene, or mutation sets. Users are now able to use the ...

  • October 24, 2017

18,000+ cases of Foundation Medicine (FMI) Single Nucleotide Variants Now Available in the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC)

FMI has provided the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) with genomic profiling data from approximately 18,000 adult patients with a diverse array of cancers that underwent genomic ...