Online Education Kit: 2006: The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Project Started

National Human Genome Research Institute

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2006: The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Project Started

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The National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute started The Cancer Genome Atlas Pilot Project. The $100 million pilot will map the genomic changes in brain, lung and ovarian cancers to assess the feasibility of a full-scale effort to systematically explore the entire spectrum of genomic changes involved in every major type of human cancer. The ultimate goal is to create a resource that will be used to develop new strategies for preventing, diagnosing and treating the disease.

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