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Summary

The TCGA Renal Phenotype Research Group is part of the CIP TCGA Radiology Initiative. This activity is currently in the early stage of development. Multiple modalities of images which correlate to the kidney renal clear cell carcinoma (KIRC) data in the TCGA Data Portal are currently being gathered for submission to TCIA. In the mean time the group is beginning preliminary discussions around research methods and goals.

For kidney cancer, TCGA will create a reference genome, against which new patients will be compared, for both clear cell and papillary cancer types. The initial objectives of TCGA for kidney cancer are, according to the NIH:

  • Identify unique patterns of genomic changes that divide clear cell and papillary carcinoma tumors into subgroups
  • Identify genomic differences that distinguish tumors across gender, race or ethnicity
  • Determine if specific patterns of genomic changes are connected to tumor recurrence after therapy

Join the Research Group

The research group for this project is in the early stages of formation. We will begin holding weekly teleconference meetings once the image data becomes available. Please contact us at cancerimagingarchive@mail.nih.gov if you would like to join our calls or be kept in the loop as this effort moves forward.

Group Projects

This is a listing of ongoing projects.  Feel free to join one of our teleconferences to tell us about how you intend to use this data and discuss how we might be able to collaborate.

  • Imaging Feature Set Development - This project is in the preliminary stages and is being collaborated on by group members from MSKCC, MDACC, and UPMC.

Data Providers

We would like to thank the following institutions for contributing images to the TCGA-GBM collection utilized in this research project:

  • MSKCC (in progress)
  • UPMC (in progress)
  • MDACC (in progress)
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