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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, advance proteome and proteogenome science and technology development through community resources (data and reagent), and accelerate the translation of molecular findings into the clinic. This is achieved through OCCPR-supported programs such as the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC), partnerships with Federal agencies, and collaborations with international organizations/institutions.

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.

CPTAC Develops HER-2 Targeted Mass Spec Test (CLIA-certified)

In the era of precision medicine, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is one of the important predictive and prognostic biomarkers in breast cancer. At present, conventional HER2-targeting therapies improve outcomes for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, defined as tumors having ...


Study Finds Clues to Why Some Kidney Cancers Respond to Treatment While Others Do Not

Kidney cancer is the eighth most diagnosed cancer for both men and women in the United States, and about 76,000 new cases and nearly 14,000 deaths are expected in 2021. It is a category that includes many different kinds of cancer and is dominated by renal cell carcinoma.


AML Microenvironment Catalyzes a Step-wise Evolution to Gilteritinib Resistance

Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It is characterized by an aberrant proliferation of immature myeloblasts that infiltrate the bone marrow and impair normal hematopoiesis. AML is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults and usually worsens quickly if ...


Multiplexed Assays to Monitor Your Oncogenic Growth Signaling Network

In the age of personalized cancer therapy, genetic sequencing technologies allow clinicians to rapidly pinpoint mutations likely involved in driving patient-specific tumorigenesis and disease progression. These oncogenic mutations lead to the aberrant activation of signaling pathways involved in ...


Data Sharing Policies: From Bermuda, to Fort Lauderdale, to Amsterdam, to Sydney

Advancements in science and health care are made possible through widespread access to results from cutting-edge research, enabling scientists to use and build on this knowledge. A critically important aspect of the success of the Human Genome Project was its approach to immediately release pre- ...


UniProt Expands Collaboration With CPTAC

UniProt, the leading online protein reference library, has expanded its collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC). In addition to searching for a protein-of-interest in UniProt, which includes cross-reference links to the NCI CPTAC ...


CPTAC and FDA publish findings of a community effort to identify and correct mislabeled samples in multi-omics studies

In biomedical research, sample mislabeling or incorrect annotation has been a long-standing issue contributing to irreproducible results and invalid conclusions. These issues are particularly prevalent in large scale multi-omics studies, in which multiple different omics experiments are carried out ...


CPTAC Assists with CLSI C64: Advancing Quantitative Protein/Peptide Mass Spectrometry Tests Towards Medical Laboratories

Protein/Peptide mass spectrometry (MS) is an enabling technology that is ideally suited for precision diagnostics, due to its quantitative measurements that can be multiplexed and its ability to directly identify proteoforms. As a result, interest on the widespread implementation of quantitative ...


The Next Horizon in Precision Oncology

Where is cancer research headed in the next decade? Scientists and oncologists at the National Cancer Institute share their thoughts on the NEXT HORIZON IN PRECISION ONCOLOGY - proteogenomics.


CPTAC Helps to Identify New Roles for TGFβ in the DNA Damage Response

TGFβ is a cytokine with many, often paradoxical, roles in cancer biology. Acting as a tumor suppressor, TGFβ exerts negative control on epithelial cell proliferation - a function that tumor cells must overcome in order to progress to malignant disease. On the other hand, TGFβ also acts as a pro- ...


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