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The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Bladder Phenotype Research Group is part of the Cancer Imaging Project TCGA Radiology Initiative; an effort to build a research community focused on connecting cancer phenotypes to genotypes by providing clinical images matched to tissue specimens analyzed for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).

Imaging Source Site (ISS) Groups are being formed and governed by participants from institutions that have provided imaging data to the archive for a given cancer type. Modeled after TCGA analysis groups, ISS groups are given the opportunity to publish a marker paper for a given cancer type per the guidelines in the table above. This opportunity will generate increased participation in building these multi-institutional data sets as they become an open community resource. Current TCGA-BLCA source sites include:

  • Barretos Cancer Hospital, Barretos, São Paulo, Brazil (pending)
  • Baylor College of Medicine (pending)
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center (pending)
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (pending)
  • University of Chicago (pending)
  • University of North Carolina (pending)
  • University of Pittsburgh (pending)
  • University of Sheffield (pending)

Please contact Dr. Seth Lerner ( if you have scientific questions or are interested in collaborating with their group.


TCGA Bladder Phenotype Research Group Publications

  • Manuscripts written by the group will be listed here as they are published.

Publications written by other members of the research community can be found on our TCIA Publications page.  Please contact us at if you have a publication you would like us to add.

TCGA Genomics Publications

 Read the Nature paper about the TCGA-BLCA genomic study.  Additional TCGA publications can be found at:

Publication Policies

Per TCGA and TCIA Guidelines, formal permission requests are no longer required to submit publications using TCGA-BLCA data.  Please see the following links for more information about the freedom-to-publish criteria for these data sets:

Data Source


TCGA Data Portal Publication Guidelines

No restrictions; all data available without limitations.

TCIA Data Usage Policies and Restrictions

No restrictions; all data available without limitations.

Please contact us at if you have any questions about these policies.

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