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.


  • 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 ...
  • November 7, 2018

Visualize Copy Number Alterations in the GDC Data Portal

The GDC released a new version of the GDC Data Portal with new visualization tools for copy number variations (CNVs). CNVs, categorized as gains and losses, can now be visualized in conjunction with ...