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The TCGA-OV Phenotype Research Group is part of the CIP TCGA Radiology Initiative focused on analyzing images from the TCGA-OV collections. Images which correlate to the Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma tissue data in the TCGA Data Portal are continuing to be gathered for submission to TCIA.

According to the TCGA page on Prostate Adenocarcinoma, researchers hope to make the following types of discoveries with this data:

  • Analyze correlation between Gleason score and other tumor characteristics to better define aggressiveness
  • Examine samples from majority populations and compare to underrepresented populations, such as African Americans who have the highest incidence rate of prostate cancer
  • Integrate the genomic information with the proteomic data

Research and Publications

Per TCGA and TCIA Guidelines formal permission requests are still required to submit publications using TCGA-PRAD 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

Projects have reached 570 cases; Please check with TCGA prior to any publication

TCIA Data Usage Policies and Restrictions

Projects have not reached 100 imaging cases; Please check with prior to any publication

Please contact us at if you have any questions about these policies, or would like to join our public mailing list and be kept in the loop about new data releases and other related news as this effort moves forward.

TCGA-OV Marker Paper and Image Source Sites (ISS)

Imaging Source Site (ISS) Groups will be 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, these groups are given the opportunity to publish a marker paper for a given cancer type per the aforementioned publication policy. It is hoped that this will generate increased participation in the building of these multi-institutional data sets that become an open community resource.  Current TCGA-OV source sites include:

  • Washington University St. Louis
  • UPMC

Please contact Dr. Evis Sala ( if you have scientific questions you would like to direct to the TCGA-OV ISS or are interested in collaborating with their group.


The following links contain publications from the main TCGA project, as well as their posted publication guidelines.

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