The TCGA Renal Phenotype Research Group is part of the CIP TCGA Radiology Initiative focused on analyzing images from the TCGA-KIRC collection (coming soon). 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:

Starting or Joining a Research Project

We are currently hosting calls in support of TCGA renal based research projects (TCGA-KIRC) on Fridays at 1pm Eastern. Please contact us at if you would like to inquire about setting up a new research project, discuss potential collaborations with existing groups or be otherwise kept in the loop as this effort moves forward.

Group Projects

This is a listing of ongoing projects.  If you are working with the TCGA glioma data hosted on TCIA please let us know and we would be happy to add a section describing your project here.