Summary

The The Cancer Genome Archive-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 The Cancer Imaging Archive (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.

How to retrieve the images from TCIA

Imaging Data

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You can view and download these images on TCIA by logging and selecting the TCGA-BLCA collection. A full listing of the available imaging studies/series for each patient can be found in this spreadsheet TCGA-BLCA.xlsx .

Collection Statistics

(updated 2014/03/18)

Modalities

computed tomography (CT)

Number of Patients

6

Number of Studies

14

Number of Series

46

Number of Images

2,501

If you are unsure how to download this collection, please view Searching by Collection or refer to our TCIA's User's Guide for more detailed instructions on using the site.

Related Data

The TCGA data portal has extensive clinical and genomic data, which can be matched to the patient identifiers on the images here in TCIA.

 

Explanations of the clinical data can be found on the Biospecimen Core Resource Clinical Data Forms linked below:

A Note about TCIA and TCGA Subject Identifiers and Dates

Subject Identifiers: a subject with radiology images stored in 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:

Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the individuals and institutions that have provided data for this collection: