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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.

Integrating Molecular and Computational Techniques in Biology with Natalie Clark

The following is the first entry in a new Q&A series highlighting selected Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) researchers and their work. Join us as we discuss molecular and computational techniques in biology with Natalie Clark, PhD from the Proteomics Platform at the Broad...

Sweden’s Lund University and United States National Cancer Institute Sign Extension of MOU for Proteogenomics Cancer Research

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Lund University in Sweden are pleased to announce the signing of an extension to their memorandum of understanding (MOU) for proteogenomics cancer research. The MOU, involving NCI’s International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium (ICPC) and Clinical Proteomic...

Improving Cholangiocarcinoma Subtype Classification Unveils Therapeutic Opportunities

Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (iCC) pose a diagnostic and treatment challenge due to their rarity and inter/intrapatient heterogeny.

Revolutionizing Liver Cancer Treatments: The Power of Organoid Models

Proteogenomic characterization of patient tissues has enriched our understanding of liver cancer, uncovering potential therapeutic targets, new subtypes, and offering hope for more effective treatments. However, there remains a gap in translating these findings into clinical practice.

The Cancer Imaging Archive Releases AI-Ready CPTAC Imaging Annotations to Facilitate Imaging-Omics Cancer Research

The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA), managed by the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Imaging Program (CIP), collects, curates, and hosts digital histopathology and standard-of-care radiology imaging from CPTAC-enrolled patients to provide data for imaging-omics research.    Algorithmic analysis of...

Illuminating Endometrial Carcinoma through Proteogenomics and Deep Learning

Recent strides in the field of genomics, exemplified by initiatives like The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), have illuminated the genetic landscape of endometrial carcinoma (EC). The identification of four distinct EC...

Introducing a Suite of Pan-Cancer Multi-omic Papers from CPTAC

Researchers from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) have produced a resource of global proteomic and post-translational modifications, whole genome and whole exome sequencing, miRNA and totalRNA sequencing, DNA methylation, imaging, and clinical...

Novel 64-Protein Signature Predicts Treatment Response in High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

In an effort recently published in Cell, CPTAC researchers aimed to identify patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) who may not respond to standard therapies. At present, there is no way...

PepQuery2: Empowering Proteomics Researchers with Ultrafast Data Analysis

Recently published in Nature Communications, PepQuery2 is a powerful tool that facilitates fast and targeted identification of both new and existing peptides in proteomics datasets obtained from mass spectrometry experiments. It...

ETH Zürich (Switzerland) and United States National Cancer Institute Sign Extension of MOU for Proteogenomics Cancer Research

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) and the Switzerland International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium (ICPC) team at ETH Zürich are pleased to announce the formalization of an extension to their memorandum of understanding (MOU) for collaborative...