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The Cancer Genome Atlas-Breast Cancer (TCGA-BRCA) data collection is part of a larger effort to enhance the TCGA data set with characterized radiological images. The Cancer Imaging Program (CIP), with the cooperation of several of the TCGA tissue-contributing institutions, are working to archive a large portion of the radiological images of the genetically-analyzed BRCA cases.
Clinical, genetic, and pathological data resides in the TCGA data portal, while the radiological data is stored on The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA). The data utilizes the same TCGA patient identifiers in both repositories, allowing researchers to explore the correlations between tissue genotype and radiological phenotype. This collection within TCIA is related to the BRCA disease type within TCGA.
CIP TCGA Radiology Initiative
The CIP has begun multiple projects to collaborate with the academic community to encourage cross disciplinary research, which utilizes the data provided in these resources. More can be learned about this effort on the TCGA Breast Phenotype Research Group page.
We would like to acknowledge the individuals and institutions that have provided data for this collection:
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - Special thanks to Wilma Lingle, MD and Bradley J. Erickson, MD, Ph.D. from the Department of Radiology, Mayo Medical School.
- University of Pittsburgh/UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA - Special thanks to Margarita L Zuley, MD and Rose Jarosz.
Roswell Park, Buffalo, NY - Special thanks to Ermelinda Bonaccio, MD and Joe Filippini from the Department of Diagnostic Radiology.
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL - Special thanks to Jose M. Net, MD and Len Levi.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/MSKCC, New York, NY - Special thanks to Elizabeth A Morris MD, Gloria Guman Figler, and Pierre Elnajjar.
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC - Special thanks to J. Keith Smith, MD, Ph.D. and Shanah Kirk from the Department of Radiology.
- University of Chicago, Chicago, IL – Special thanks to Maryellen Giger, MD, and Nick Gruszauskas, PhD, from the Department of Radiology.