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Example Use Cases for Harmonized Data in the GDC

Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Location: Web Conference (See WebEx information below)
Dr. Bill Wysocki, Director of User Services, University of Chicago (UChicago)
Dr. Zhenyu Zhang, GDC Co-Principal Investigator, University of Chicago (UChicago)

In this webinar, the GDC team reviews the different types of harmonized data available at the GDC and provides some example use cases for the data. A brief overview of the GDC’s pipelines for harmonizing and processing data is also given.

Intended Audience

This webinar is intended for cancer researchers and bioinformaticians who are interested in seeing examples for using the harmonized data in NCI’s Genomic Data Commons (GDC). General experience in genomic research is recommended.


The GDC harmonizes raw sequencing data from cancer genomic studies by aligning to a common reference genome (GRCh38) and applying bioinformatics methods for generating high-level data such as mutation calls and structural variants. Example use cases for this data include helping to identify high and low frequency cancer drivers, support in defining genomic determinants of response to therapy, and informing the composition of clinical trial cohorts that share targeted genetic lesions. This webinar will also review the different types of harmonized data that the GDC makes available for the cancer research community.

Included Topics
  • Review the types of harmonized data available at the GDC
  • Provide example use cases for GDC data
  • Provide an overview of GDC pipelines for harmonizing and processing data
Webex Information

Example Use Cases for Harmonized Data in the GDC

  • Monday, November 14, 2022
  • 2:00 pm    |    Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-04:00)    |    1 hr
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