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.


  • 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), ...
  • November 6, 2019

New Clinical Data Analysis Tools, Submission Support & Other Updates

In a major update to GDC's Data Portal, users can now plot and explore clinical data in the Analysis area. A new look and feel is also available for searching clinical metadata in the Exploration ...