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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, exposure, and pathology details for TCGA and TARGET, and other GDC supported programs
  • Sample Type Restructuring - The GDC is decomposing sample type into four orthogonal properties (tissue type, tumor descriptor, specimen type, preservation method) that will improve user experience in querying for sample data
  • New Workflow Types - Added new workflow types for copy number variation data

For details, please visit the GDC Data Dictionary Release Notes.