HCMI: Human Cancer Models Initiative

The Human Cancer Models Initiative (HCMI) is an international consortium which aims to generate next-generation human tumor-derived models. The models, the parent tumor, and the normal tissue will include associated molecular characterization data as well as clinical information. The models will be available as a “community resource”. 

Banner for Human Cancer Model Initiative

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June 06, 2016

The NCI’s Center for Cancer Genomics launches the Genomic Data Commons (GDC), a unified data sharing platform for the cancer research community. The mission of the GDC is to enable data sharing across the entire cancer research community, to ultimately...

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May 10, 2016

As part of the Vice President’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, the National Cancer Institute has launched an online engagement platform to enable the research community and the public to submit cancer research ideas to a...

ORFeome gene graph
March 04, 2016

The ORFeome Collaboration (OC) is a team of academic and commercial entities which have generated the largest collection of clones containing verified open-reading frames (ORFs) of known human genes. The clones are made available to researchers worldwide through multiple distributors. This...

April 15, 2015

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has launched the Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) website within www.cancer.gov to provide an overview of CCG programs, collaborative efforts, events, and more!

CCG was established to unify NCI’s...

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Last updated: November 16, 2018