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CPTAC Releases UCEC, ccRCC Discovery Data and Other Study Datasets

The Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) is releasing the latest proteomic discovery datasets for Uterine Corpus Endometrial Carcinoma (UCEC) and Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (ccRCC).

CPTAC has previously demonstrated how proteogenomics reveals new insights into cancer b...


CPTAC Develops Fit-for-Purpose Immuno-MRM Assay for FANCD2 Protein Modification Involved in DNA Damage

Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare inherited disorder characterized by progressive bone marrow failure and an increased risk of developing certain types of cancer. The FA pathway consists of a network of 21 proteins that is specialized for repairing DNA inter-strand cross-links. Identification of mono...


Cancer Has No Borders – NCI Video Release Highlights the International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium

The Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announces the release of a video titled, “International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium (ICPC)”. Launched during the 2018 Human Proteome Organization World Congress,...


The precisionFDA NCI-CPTAC Multi-Omics Challenge is Open for Submissions

The National Cancer Institute in partnership with the Food and Drug Administration is pleased to announce the launch of the precisionFDA NCI-CPTAC Multi-Omics Challenge. The aim of this crowd-sourced, cloud-based data challenge is to incentivize the development and evaluation of novel computation...


CPTAC and FDA Discuss Upcoming Computational Challenge in the Journal Nature Medicine

Multidimensional multi-omics datasets from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC), and similar initiatives are becoming a powerful approach to understanding the molecular basis of disease and accelerating the translation of new discoveries to pati...


CPTAC Evaluates SEER Repository Tissues as a Resource for Population-Based Cancer Proteomic Studies

Next-generation mass spectrometry (NGMS) has become a powerful tool for protein identification and quantification from prospectively collected fresh frozen or optimal cutting temperature embedded specimens. However, limitations due to supply, accessibility, and delay of clinical information and o...


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 transfe...


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 dr...


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 Proteomi...


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 can...


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 o...


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 appro...


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


CPTAC Develops Fit-for-Purpose Multiplex Immuno-MRM Assay for Profiling the DNA Damage Response Pathway

Ionizing radiation (IR) is a commonly employed cancer treatment that kills cancer cells by damaging their DNA. While the DNA damage response (DDR) pathway may be key to determining tumor responses, radiochemical damage due to IR can target the patients’ healthy dividing cells, leading to the form...


ICPC Pilots International Student Training, Paving a Path for Tomorrow’s Cancer Researchers

The Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research at the National Cancer Institute, part of the United States National Institutes of Health, is spearheading the preparationand training of the proteogenomic research workforce on an international scale.


CPTAC Identifies Novel Resistant Mechanism to PI3K Inhibitor in Triple Negative Breast Cancers

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women living in the United States, with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) accounting for approximately 15% of diagnoses. While chemotherapy is the standard-of-care in TNBC, resistance is common and associated with poor prognosis.


CPTAC Releases Cancer Proteome Confirmatory Ovarian Study Data

A catalogue of molecular aberrations that cause ovarian cancer is critical for developing and deploying diagnostics and therapies that will improve patients’ lives. Because a comprehensive molecular view of cancer is important for ultimately guiding treatment, the National Cancer Institute (NCI)...


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