As an opportunity to leverage this wealth of new biomedical knowledge, CIP used its agreements with TCGA Tissue Site Source institutions to collect clinical diagnostic images for TCIA that match genomically analyzed tissue cases in the 20-plus cancer types that TCGA has characterized.
Imaging Source Site (ISS) groups are created and governed by participants from institutions providing imaging data for a given cancer type. Modeled after TCGA’s analysis groups, these ISS groups have the opportunity to publish a marker paper for a given cancer type, as outlined in the publication policies below, to increase participation in building multi-institutional data sets into an open community resource.
Ongoing Research Efforts
Imaging Source Site (ISS) Groups are being populated 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: