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The Cancer Genome Atlas-Bladder Endothelial Carcinoma (TCGA-BLCA) 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, has archived a large portion of the radiological images of the genetically-analyzed BLCA 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 BLCA disease type within TCGA.
CIP TCGA Radiology Initiative
The CIP is supporting multiple projects within the academic community to encourage cross disciplinary research, which utilizes the data provided in these resources. However, at this time, there is no TCGA Bladder Phenotype Research Group.
We would like to acknowledge the individuals and institutions that have provided data for this collection:
- University of North Carolina- Special thanks to J. Keith Smith, M.D., Ph.D. and Shanah Kirk from the Department of Radiology.
- Barretos Cancer Hospital, Barretos, São Paulo, Brazil – Special Thanks to Fabiano Rubião Lucchesi, MD and Natália Del Angelo Aredes