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.

Proteogenomics Research

Proteogenomics Research – On the Frontier of Precision Medicine

Learn about cancer genomics, how it is being integrated with proteomics (termed proteogenomics), and how proteogenomics is anticipated to improve precision medicine.

Draft Map of Human Proteome Published

In a recently published article in the journal Nature, researchers have developed a draft map of the human proteome.  Striving for the protein equivalent of the Human Genome Project, an international team of researchers has created an initial catalog of the human proteome. In total, using 30...


Tumor Cold Ischemia

In a recently published manuscript in the journal of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, researchers from the National Cancer Institutes (NCI) Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) investigated the effect of...


CPTAC Releases Largest-Ever Breast Cancer Proteome Dataset from Previously Genome Characterized Tumors

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) scientists have released a dataset of proteins and  phosphopeptides identified through deep proteomic and phosphoproteomic analysis of breast tumor samples, previously genomically analyzed by The Cancer Genome...


NCI Requests Cancer Targets for Monoclonal Antibody Production and Characterization

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

Submissions will be accepted through July 11, 2014.


Assays without Borders

CPTAC researchers, partner with international labs to demonstrate the ability of targeted mass spectrometry–based assays to reproducibly quantify human proteins across labs, countries and continents in a recently published journal article. In a landmark paper appearing in the Dec.


Highlights from CPTAC Scientific Symposium

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The first CPTAC Public Scientific Symposium was recently held on November 13, 2013 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. The symposium brought together a record number of registrants, 450 scientists, who shared and discussed novel biological...


New Funding Opportunity - Illuminating the Druggable Genome

The National Institutes of Health Common Fund announces two new Funding Opportunity Announcements with a focus on the Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG). These funding opportunities are designed to foster the development of technologies and information management to facilitate the unveiling...


Contract Funding Opportunities Available for Innovative SBIR Development

Does your small business need early-stage financing to take its cancer research to the next level? The National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Development Center has released $5 million for new ...


CPTAC Releases Largest-Ever Colorectal Cancer Proteome Dataset from Previously Genome Characterized Tumors

On September 4, 2013, NCI’s Clinical Proteomics Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) publicly released proteomic data produced from colorectal tumor samples previously analyzed by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).  This is the initial release of proteomic...


NCI's Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium 1st Annual Scientific Symposium

On behalf of the National Cancer Institute and the Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, you are invited to the First Annual CPTAC Scientific Symposium on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. The purpose of this symposium, which consists of plenary and poster sessions, is for investigators...


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