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.

Proteomic Dataset Release of the CPTAC and CBTTC Collaborative Pediatric Brain Tumor Pilot Study

While it’s a common misconception that all tumors in the brain are the same, there are more than 120 subtypes of brain cancers with very diverse features and diagnosis.


Dr. Rodriguez Speaks at JSN, Fujita, and Nagoya University about the Power of Proteogenomics

Dr. Henry Rodriguez gave the keynote address at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nephrology in Nagoya, Japan this week.  In line with the conference’s theme Open The Future, Dr.


The Magic of Proteogenomics Explained Series: CPTAC Proteogenomics Program

Since its first mention in the scientific literature in 2004 by Jaffe et al1, the term proteogenomics has been shrouded in mystery and thick technical language.  It is a complex idea, but one that is gaining traction as its value to improve our understanding of cancer development and potentially...


CPTAC Develops a New Technique (BASIL) to Enhance Phospho Sensitivity from a Small Population of Cells (feasibility on human pancreatic islets)

Phosphorylation is a key process in the regulation of protein activity and has long been appreciated as an essential mechanism for the control of cellular function - tells a protein where to go, what to bind to and even when to die.


CPTAC Releases Lung Adenocarcinoma (LUAD) Proteomic Dataset

The Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) is pleased to release its newest comprehensive dataset - deep proteomic/phosphoproteomic data and imaging data of Lung Adenocarcinoma (LUAD) patient tumors.  The CPTAC Tumor Characterization Program uses proteogenomic analysis to...


Congratulations to the Best Performers of the precisionFDA/NCI-CPTAC Crowdsourced Multi-omics Sample Mislabeling Correction Big Data Challenge

Riding the wave of the future requires scientists to move away from silo-thinking to an inclusive and collaborative mind set. By leveraging the power of crowdsourcing, precisionFDA and NCI-CPTAC teamed up to launch the Multi-omics Enabled Sample Mislabeling Correction Big Data Challenge. Over...


CPTAC Researchers Analyze Colon Cancer Proteins and Genes to Uncover New Potential Treatments

Analyzing both the entire set of genes and all the proteins produced by colon cancer tissues from patient samples has revealed a more comprehensive view of the tumor that points at novel cancer biological mechanisms and possible new therapeutic strategies.


Perspective on the clinical potential of mass spectrometry-based proteogenomics

Is DNA sequencing enough to recommend personalized treatments for cancer patients? In a article published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, CPTAC investigators and colleagues from the Fred Hutch, Baylor College of Medicine, and University of Washington Medicine make the case for...


CPTAC Genomic Data Now Available in the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC)

CPTAC is a comprehensive and coordinated effort to accelerate the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through the application of robust, quantitative, proteomic technologies and workflows. The overarching goal of CPTAC is to improve our ability to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer....


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