International network of cancer genome projects Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Genetics, Medical
  • Genome, Human
  • Genomics
  • International Cooperation
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) was launched to coordinate large-scale cancer genome studies in tumours from 50 different cancer types and/or subtypes that are of clinical and societal importance across the globe. Systematic studies of more than 25,000 cancer genomes at the genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic levels will reveal the repertoire of oncogenic mutations, uncover traces of the mutagenic influences, define clinically relevant subtypes for prognosis and therapeutic management, and enable the development of new cancer therapies.

authors

publication date

  • April 15, 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2902243

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nature08987

PubMed ID

  • 20393554

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 993

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 464

number

  • 7291