The cancer genome anatomy project: Online resources to reveal the molecular signatures of cancer

Robert L. Strausberg, Kenneth H. Buetow, Susan F. Greenhut, Lynette H. Grouse, Carl F. Schaefer

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Abstract

We are in a time of unprecedented discovery in cancer research. To a large extent this new opportunity has been driven by new technologies capable of comprehensive molecular analysis. Vital to the application of these new technologies is the availability of databases, material resources, and analysis tools. Described here is the current CGAP progress toward fulfillment of this vision. The CGAP databases are already a rich resource of information potentially applicable to all areas of cancer research. Understanding the strengths and limitations of these datasets is crucial for successful integration of this basic information with applied cancer research. While challenges are great, the potential rewards are even greater, and we look forward to integrating these molecular databases with clinical data toward advancement of our understanding and ability to prevent and intervene in cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1038-1050
Number of pages13
JournalCancer Investigation
Volume20
Issue number7-8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 23 2002

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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