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Keep up with the latest news from Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC)
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April 15, 2024

In case you missed it: The CRDC team published a four-part series that was published online on March 15, 2024 in Cancer Research, one of the flagship journals of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The series will be included in the May 2, 2024 hardcopy edition.  The lead authors and editors include Anthony (Tony) Kerlavage, Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, Tanja Davidsen, Erika Kim, David Pot, Arthur Brady, Erin Beck, Heather Creasy, Zhining Wang, along with dozens of colleagues o....

April 15, 2024

The Genomic Data Commons (GDC) is hosting a webinar to showcase its newly introduced genomic mutation analysis now featured on its updated platform, GDC 2.0. This enhanced platform empowers users to create customized case collections for performing gene- and variant-level data analysis within their web browsers.Included TopicsCreating custom cohorts with the GDC Cohort Builder for specific cancer disease typesEmploying the Mutation Frequency Tool to visualize the most frequently mutated genes wi....

April 15, 2024

New features recently added to the Integrated Canine Data Commons (ICDC) portal make it easier for users to find and analyze data. The ICDC was established to advance research on human cancers by enabling comparative analysis with canine cancers, given similarities in types of cancer and response to therapeutics between canines and humans. It now houses data from 12 scientific studies, with nearly 1,000 samples from more than 20 disease sites.The newly-added features make it easier for user....

April 15, 2024

The Cancer Data Aggregator (CDA) is a one-stop source for all types of users searching for data across the CRDC Data Commons.The CDA includes compiled, standardized, and indexed data from the Genomic Data Commons, Imaging Data Commons, Proteomic Data Commons, and Cancer Data Services. It facilitates search using harmonized, common language terms, making it possible to find information about subjects, files, or specimens in a standard dataframe format (TSV) that can be opened in Excel, integrated....

April 15, 2024

Recent work by a consortium of researchers demonstrates that a novel, network-based, analytical approach is effective in identifying predictive biomarkers of chemotherapy response in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patient-derived xenografts (PDX) models. An update to this tool was presented at the 2024 AACR annual meeting.The work was led by a team at Baylor College of Medicine, who recently published the paper, Identifying biomarkers of differential chemotherapy response in TNBC pati....