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NCI Launches Proteomics Assay Portal

In a paper recently published by the journal Nature Methods, Investigators from the National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (NCI-CPTAC) announced the launch of a proteomics Assay Portal for multiple reaction monitoring-mass spectrometry (MRM-MS) assays.  This community web-based repository for well-characterized quantitative proteomic assays currently consists of 456 unique peptide assays to 282 unique proteins and serves as a public reso


CPTAC researchers report first large-scale integrated proteomic and genomic analysis of a human cancer

Investigators from the National Cancer Institute's Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) who comprehensively analyzed 95 human colorectal tumor samples, have determined how gene alterations identified in previous analyses of the same samples are expressed at the protein level. The integration of proteomic and genomic data, or proteogenomics, provides a more comprehensive view of the biological features that drive cancer than genomic analysis alone and may help identify the most important targets for cancer detection and intervention.


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

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) scientists have just released a comprehensive dataset of the proteomic analysis of high grade serous ovarian tumor samples, previously genomically analyzed by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).  This is one of the largest public datasets covering the proteome, phosphoproteome and glycoproteome with complementary deep genomic sequencing data on the same tumor.


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 different human tissues, the researchers identified proteins encoded by 17,294 genes, which is approximately 84 percent of all of the genes in the human genome predicted to encode proteins.


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 cold ischemia on the proteome of fresh frozen tumors.


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 Atlas (TCGA).


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 discoveries, analytical methods, and translational approaches using CPTAC data.


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 of the functions of the poorly characterized and/or un-annotated members in four protein classes of the Druggable Genome. The IDG project is predicated on the need to fully explore the underlying biology and role in disease of genes linked to already drugged genes within the Druggable Genome.


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 contract funding opportunities to support cancer research and technology development in key emerging areas of need. The NCI SBIR can help you finance and advance innovations in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and basic research.


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 tumor data designed to complement genomic data on the same tumors. The data is publicly available at the CPTAC data portal.


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 from CPTAC community and beyond to share and discuss novel biological discoveries, analytical methods, and translational approaches using CPTAC data. All scientists who use, or wish to use CPTAC data are welcome to participate at this free event.


CPTAC Biospecimen Collection Solicitation

A funding opportunity in support of the National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) seeks to prospectively procure tumor samples, collected for proteomics investigation. The scope of work under this Statement of Work encompasses the activities needed to prospectively procure high quality, clinically annotated human tumor samples, blood and plasma, and when feasible, normal tissue from volunteer patients suffering from colon, ovarian, and breast cancer.


Opportunities for Cancer-relevant Innovative Technologies with Transformative Potential

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking input from the community on identifying priorities with regards to supporting innovative technology development for cancer-relevant research. While the NCI provides support for technology development through a variety of mechanisms, it is important to understand whether or not these are sufficient for catalyzing and supporting the development of tools with significant potential for advancing important fields of cancer research or clinical care.


NCI Requests 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 12, 2013.


CPTAC-EDRN Joint Session
EDRN-CPTAC Joint Session at the 9th US-HUPO Annual Conference, Baltimore MD  

CPTAC Prospective Biospecimen Collection Solicitation

A new funding opportunity in support of the National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) seeks to prospectively procure tumor samples, collected for proteomics investigation.


NCI expands collaborative partnerships in proteomics research and antibody production/characterization
MOU Extends CPTAC Proteomics Standardized Workflows within an Active Clinical Research Setting

Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies Program Funding Opportunities

The NCI is very pleased to announce that the Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) program funding opportunity announcements have been posted for calendar year (CY) 2013. Please visit this website for more information on these announcements. For your convenience, a link to each solicitation is provided below with associated submission deadlines for new applications and resubmissions. Please contact the NCI IMAT program director, Dr.


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