The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is a joint effort of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to accelerate our understanding of the molecular basis of cancer. TCGA-funded researchers across the United States have produced a corpus of raw and processed genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenomic data from thousands of cancer patients.
Data use is subject to the access and publication polices of the source, including the NIH Genomic Data Sharing policy. Distribution of the data is subject to NIH Trusted Partner policies.
While the data are hosted within Amazon S3, access is currently only possible through the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot (http://www.cancergenomicscloud.org/). Researchers wishing to access the TCGA controlled data must be registered within that system, and also be listed on an approved TCGA Data Access Request.