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OCCPR: A Leader in Cancer Proteomics and Proteogenomics

The mission of the NCI’s Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research (OCCPR) is to improve prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by enhancing the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cancer, to advance proteome and proteogenome science and technology development through community resources (data and reagents), and to accelerate the translation of molecular findings into the clinic. This is achieved through extramural programs such as the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC), partnerships with Federal agencies, collaborations with international organizations/institutions, and intramural reference laboratories such as the Antibody Characterization Lab and Clinical Proteomic Characterization Lab.

The International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium

International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium

Learn about ICPC and how the consortium is breaking down silos to advance proteogenomic cancer research worldwide.

Illuminating Key Signaling Pathways and Tumor Evolution in High-Grade Glioma

Despite improvements in detection and therapy, the prognosis for high-grade glioma (HGG) remains poor. Prior research has studied disease progression in HGG, but our understanding of how and why the disease recurs so often (>90% of patients within two years for the most aggressive HGG) remains...

Pan-Cancer Analysis Identifies Promising Therapeutic Targets

The Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) has performed proteogenomic characterization for over 1,000 primary tumors spanning 10 cancer types: breast invasive carcinoma (BRCA), clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC), colon adenocarcinoma (COAD), glioblastoma (GBM), head and neck...

Featuring Early-Career Investigators: Tung-Shing Mamie Lih

The following is the fifth entry in a Q&A series highlighting selected Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) researchers and their work. Join us as we discuss multiple facets of glycoproteomics research with Tung-Shing Mamie Lih, PhD, an associate researcher at Johns Hopkins...

Characterizing the Molecular Landscape of Rare Renal Cell Carcinomas

In a recent study aiming to address knowledge gaps in non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma (non-ccRCC), researchers from the National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) conducted an integrated multi-omic analysis of 48 non-ccRCC cases along with a previously...

Featuring Early-Career Investigators: Yifat Geffen

The following is the fourth entry in a Q&A series highlighting selected Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) researchers and their work. Join us as we discuss multiple facets of proteogenomics research with Yifat Geffen, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT...

Characterizing the Evolution of Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma (GBM) is an aggressive brain tumor with poor prognosis despite advancements in treatment and diagnosis. Tumor recurrence, developing in most patients (>90%), poses a major challenge due to tumor heterogeneity and limited understanding of post-treatment evolution. Previous studies have...

Presenting our 2024 CPTAC Meritorious Posters

The Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) recently held its Scientific Investigator Meeting in Portland, Oregon at the Oregon Health & Science University campus. The meeting featured key scientific and programmatic updates spanning multiple cancer types presented by consortium...

Proteomics in Focus: Insights from Dr. Nicole Tignor

The following is the third entry in a new Q&A series highlighting selected Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) researchers and their work. Join us as we discuss multiple facets of proteomics research with Nicole Tignor, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at...

Proteogenomic Characterization of Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Pathway to Personalized Medicine

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an aggressive form of lung malignancy with historically poor prognoses and limited options for targeted treatment. The low availability of suitable biospecimens has also hampered large molecular characterization efforts.

Deciphering the Tumor Microenvironment: A Proteogenomic Pan-Cancer Analysis

The tumor microenvironment (TME) is a complex network which plays a crucial role in cancer progression and treatment responses. In a recently published Pan Cancer analysis, the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis...