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.

Get Ready to Join the precisionFDA NCI-CPTAC Multi-Omics Challenge

In biomedical research, sample mislabeling or incorrect annotation has been a long-standing problem that contributes to irreproducible results and invalid conclusions. These problems are particularly prevalent in large scale multi-omics studies where human errors could arise during sample transferring, sample tracking, large-scale data generation, and data sharing/management. 


CPTAC Optimizes Proteomic Workflow for Cancer Research

In recent years, proteomic technologies have emerged as invaluable tools in cancer research. Next-generation mass spectrometry (NGMS) is being used to study cancer biology, while providing the cancer research community with a growing body of biological knowledge that may lead to more effective drug design, better patient treatment options, and more accurate prognoses.


Agarwal Laboratory Demonstrates a Potential Therapeutic Strategy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogenous malignancy that stems from the production of abnormal white blood cells, platelets, or red blood cells in the bone marrow. It is estimated that 19,520 new AML cases will occur in the United States this year.


Reminder: NCI Requests Cancer Targets for Monoclonal Antibody Production and Characterization

In an effort to improve rigor and reproducibility, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Antibody Characterization Program requests cancer-related protein targets for monoclonal antibody production and distribution to the scientific community. The program from The Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research provides well-characterized


Video Release: Perspectives in Proteomics - Interview with Dr. Henry Rodriguez

Eleven experts were interviewed in a series of videos titled Perspectives in Proteomics at the Human Proteome Organization World Congress (HUPO 2017) in Dublin, Ireland this past fall.


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Tata Memorial Centre Join the International Efforts in Clinical Proteogenomics Cancer Research

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, along with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on clinical proteogenomics cancer research. The MOU between NCI, IITB, and Tata Memorial Centre represents the thirtieth and thirty-first institutions and the twelfth country to join the International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium (ICPC). The purpose of the...


NCI Requests Cancer Targets for Monoclonal Antibody Production and Characterization

In an effort to provide well-characterized monoclonal antibodies to the scientific community, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Antibody Characterization Program requests cancer-related protein targets for affinity production and distribution.


CPTAC Releases Cancer Proteome Confirmatory Breast Study Data

An estimated 252,710 new cases of female breast cancer, accounting for 15% of all new cancer cases, occurred in 2017. To better understand proteogenomic abnormalities in breast cancer, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) announces the release of the cancer proteome confirmatory breast study data. The goal of the study was to comprehensively characterize the proteome and phosphoproteome on approximately 100 prospectively collected breast tumor and adjacent normal tissues.


Rodriguez and Pennington Address Proteogenomics and Data Sharing in the Journal Cell

Precision medicine is an approach that allows doctors to understand how a patient's genetic profile may cause cancer to grow and spread, leading to a more personalized treatment strategy based on molecular characterization of a person's tumor. However, precision medicine as a genomics-based approach does not yet apply to all patients because genetic mutations do not always lead to changes of the corresponding proteins. Therefore, integrating...


Northwestern’s Kelleher Laboratory Develops Top-Down KRAS Isoform Assay to Detect Protein Mutations and Modifications

Mutations in the RAS genes — KRAS, HRAS, and NRAS — have been identified in approximately 30% of all human cancers. While RAS gene family members encode proteins that are pivotal for cytoplasmic cell signaling, RAS oncogenes


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