CGCI supports cutting-edge genomics research on adult and pediatric cancers. Researchers develop and apply advanced sequencing and other genome-based methods to identify novel genetic abnormalities in tumors. The extensive genetic profiles generated by CGCI may inform better cancer diagnosis and treatment.
CGCI: Cancer Genome Characterization Initiative
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The goal of the Burkitt Lymphoma Genome Sequencing Project (BLGSP) is to explore potential genetic changes in patients with Burkitt lymphoma (BL)Opens in a New Tab that could lead to better prevention, detection, and treatment of this rare and aggressive cancer.
The Office of Cancer Genomics (OCG)Opens in a New Tab, along with the Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancies (OHAM)Opens in a New Tab, initiated the HIV+ Tumor Molecular Characterization Project (HTMCP) to gain insight into the genetic events driving HIV-associated cancers and to determine why certain cancers, but not others, have higher incidences in HIV-positive patients.
CGCI developed the Medulloblastoma Project to apply newly emerging genomic methods towards the discovery of novel genetic alterations in medulloblastoma (MB)Opens in a New Tab.