The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Ovarian Phenotype Research Group is part of the Cancer Imaging Project TCGA Radiology Initiativefocused on analyzing images from the TCGA-ovarian (OV) collections. Images which correlate to the ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma (OSC) tissue data in TCGA’s Data Portal are being gathered for submission to The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA).

According to the TCGA page on OSC, TCGA researchers have:

Research and Publications

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

No restrictions; all data available without limitations.

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.

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, ISS groups are given the opportunity to publish a marker paper for a given cancer type per the guidelines in the table above. This opportunity will generate increased participation in building these multi-institutional data sets as they become an open community resource. Current TCGA-OV source sites include:

Please contact Dr. Evis Sala ( if you have scientific questions for 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: