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Open Access Data Takes Center Stage

NCI’s Cancer Bulletin highlight a recent conversation with Drs. Henry Rodriguez and Christopher Kinsinger of OCCPR focusing on Open Data Access in Proteomics.

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NCI's Proteome Characterization Centers Announced

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announces the launch of a Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC). CPTAC is a comprehensive, coordinated team effort to accelerate the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through the applicatio...


Reagent Target Request for Monoclonal Antibody Production and Characterization

NCI's Antibody Characterization Program provides reagents and other critical resources to support protein/peptide measurements and analysis. In an effort to produce and distribute well-characterized monoclonal antibodies to the scientific community, the program is seeking cancer related protein t...


NCI, NHLBI, FDA, AACC, and CMS Collaborate in Advancing Proteomics Regulatory Science

Despite great strides in proteomics and the growing number of articles citing the discovery of potential biomarkers, the actual rate of introduction of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved protein analytes has been relatively unchanged over the past 10 years. One of reasons for the lack of...


Open Source Software Tool Skyline Reaches Key Agreement with Mass Spectrometer Vendors

The full proteomics analysis of a small tumor sample (similar in mass to a few grains of rice) produces well over 500 megabytes of unprocessed "raw" data when analyzed on a mass spectrometer (MS). Thus, for every proteomics experiment there is a vast amount of raw data that must be analyzed and i...


Evolution of Clinical Proteomics and its Role in Medicine

NCI's Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research authored a review of the current state of clinical proteomics in the peer-reviewed Journal of Proteome Research. The review highlights outcomes from the CPTC program and also provides a thorough overview of the different technologies that have p...


CPTC and KIST Join Efforts to Solve Complex Proteomic Issues

The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer (CPTC) initiative at the National Institutes of Health has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). This MOU promotes proteomic technology optimizati...


National Cancer Institute and American Association for Clinical Chemistry Partner to Bridge the Gap

The National Cancer Institute, through its Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer (CPTC) initiative has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) to join forces to promote and educate the clinical chemistry community in the area of...


Research Output from CPTC highlighted in recent articles

In the special December issue of Proteomics Clinical Applications , two articles focus directly on scientific outputs from CPTC. A Viewpoint article, authored by Participants of a Wellcome Trust/EBI meeting and retreat (Patterson et al.), advocate the leveraging of the mock 510 (k) documents deve...


NCI-FDA Interagency Oncology Task Force Workshop Provides Guidance for Analytical Validation of Protein-based Multiplex Assays

An NCI-FDA Interagency Oncology Task Force (IOTF) Molecular Diagnostics Workshop was held on October 30, 2008 in Cambridge, MA, to discuss requirements for analytical validation of protein-based multiplex technologies in the context of its intended use. This workshop developed through NCI's Clini...


An Interview with Dr. Ann Gronowski, the President-Elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Q1. What are some of the key goals for AACC and its members in 2011?


CPTC and NIST-sponsored Yeast Reference Material Now Publicly Available

The yeast protein extract (RM8323) developed by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the auspices of NCI's CPTC initiative is currently available to the public at https://www-s.nist.gov/srmors/view_detail.cfm?srm=8323. The yeast proteome offers researchers a unique biologic...


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