The Cancer Genome Atlas

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



The Cancer Genome Atlas

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is a comprehensive and coordinated effort to accelerate our understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through the application of genome analysis technologies, including large-scale genome sequencing. TCGA is a joint effort of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), which are both part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Mission and Goal

The Cancer Genome Atlas will assess the feasibility of a full-scale effort to systematically explore the entire spectrum of genomic changes involved in human cancer.

The overarching goal of The Cancer Genome Atlas is to improve our ability to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer.

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NHGRI TCGA Program Staff

Program Directors

Peter Good, Ph.D.
E-mail: goodp@mail.nih.gov

Carolyn Hutter, Ph.D.
E-mail: huttercm@mail.nih.gov

Jane Peterson, Ph.D.
E-mail: petersoj@mail.nih.gov

Heidi J. Sofia, Ph.D.
E-mail: sofiahj@mail.nih.gov

Program Analyst

Lindsey Lund
E-mail: Lindsey.Lund@nih.gov

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Last Updated: July 23, 2014