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.


  • March 26, 2019

CPTAC Genomic Data Now Available in the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC)

CPTAC has provided the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) with genomic data from cancer patients with diverse disease types including Uterine Corpus Endometrial Carcinoma (UCEC), Clear Cell Renal Cell ...
  • February 20, 2019

GDC DAVE Tools Support Visualization of Controlled Access Somatic Mutations from Foundation Medicine

Users who have been granted access to Foundation Medicine data can now visualize somatic mutations using GDC Data Analysis, Visualization, and Exploration (DAVE) tools. See Release Notes for ...