The TCGA-GBM data collection is part of a larger effort to enhance the The Cancer Genome Atlas (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 GBM cases.
Clinical, genetic, and pathology data reside 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 GBM disease type within TCGA.
The Cancer Imaging Program is supporting multiple projects within the academic community to encourage cross disciplinary research which utilizes the data provided in these resources. Much more can be learned about this effort on the TCGA Glioma Phenotype Research Group page.
You can view and download these images on The Cancer Imaging Archive by logging in to TCIA: click "Search Images" and select the TCGA-GBM collection.
A full listing of the available imaging studies/series for each patient can be found in this spreadsheet: TCGA-GBM_series_descriptions.csv
Number of Patients
Number of Studies
Number of Series
Number of Images
If you are unsure how to download this Collection please view our quick guide on Searching by Collection or refer to our The Cancer Imaging Archive User's Guide for more detailed instructions on using the site.
The TCGA data portal has extensive clinical and genomic data which can be matched to the patient identifiers of the images here in TCIA. Here is a snapshot of the data obtained from the data portal on 2/6/2014:
Verbose explanations of the clinical data can be found on the Biospecimen Core Resource Clinical Data Forms linked below:
Subject Identifiers: a subject with radiology images stored in The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) is identified with a Patient ID that is identical to the Patient ID of the same subject with demographic, clinical, pathological, and/or genomic data stored in the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). For each TCGA case, the baseline TCGA imaging studies found on TCIA are pre-surgical.
Dates: TCIA and TCGA handle dates differently, and there are no immediate plans to reconcile:
We would like to acknowledge the individuals and institutions that have provided data for this collection:
|03-01-2013||Subjects reduced from 279 to 240 because some cases were found to not to have TCGA data available.|