The Cancer Genome Atlas Pancancer Analysis Working Group

The Cancer Genome Atlas Pancancer Analysis Working Group

In 2013, with data from 12 cancers being released from the embargo The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) embarked on an effort to simultaneously analyze six molecular platforms (miRNA-Seq, RNASeq, methylation arrays, Protein arrays, DNA-Seq and copy number arrays) for patterns of similarity and differences across cancer types. Working in Synapse this group not only created a common data resource of normalized data but also made all intermediate and final results available for the community in the form of supplemental compendiums to 18 published papers. This work has inspired a data resource that makes all of the data from the TCGA accessible in analysis ready format.