The Cancer Genome Atlas' 1st Annual Scientific Symposium: Enabling Cancer Research Through TCGA - November 17-18, 2011
 
 
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The Cancer Genome Atlas' 1st Annual Scientific Symposium:
Enabling Cancer Research Through TCGA
November 17-18, 2011
National Harbor, Maryland

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Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), we announce the first TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) Scientific Symposium to be held November 17-18, 2011, in Washington, DC. This will be an open scientific meeting with collaborative workshops, poster sessions, and plenary presentations where investigators from around the world will share their novel biological discoveries, analytical methods, and translational approaches using TCGA data.

By November, TCGA will have released data for more than 4,000 cases of human cancer, with each case having mRNA/miRNA expression, copy number, promoter methylation, and mutation analysis datasets accessible. These 4,000 cases will include specimens from 25 major types of human cancer, approximately one-third of the way to the ultimate goal of 500 cases for each of 20-25 tumor types by the end of 2014.

TCGA is a true community resource. For the project to achieve its overarching goals to stimulate basic cancer and genomic research and enable translational cancer science, we invite all investigators who are actively using TCGA datasets in their research, or who wish to begin using TCGA data, to participate in this exciting TCGA-focused scientific symposium.

The ultimate goal of this program is to further science and technology that can one day benefit the patient, and we sincerely hope that this meeting brings us closer to this goal.

Best regards,

Lynda Chin and Elaine Mardis

TCGA Principal Investigators and Symposium Co-Chairs

KEY DATES

Deadline for Abstract Submission

Friday, September 30, 2011

Deadline for Hotel Reservations

Friday, October 28, 2011

Deadline for Registration

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

 

 

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The Cancer Genome Atlas' 1st Annual Scientific Symposium: Enabling Cancer Research Through TCGA - November 17-18, 2011