Genomic Datasets for Cancer Research

A variety of datasets from genomic studies of cancer, including sequencing and molecular diagnostic assays, are available to approved investigators through the Extramural National Cancer Institute Data Access Committee (eNCI DAC).

The Committee is charged with implementing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genomic Data Sharing policy for many NCI-supported and -conducted genome-wide association and genomic studies. It reviews all requests from the research community (including NIH intramural staff) for controlled access to genomic data from the cancer-related datasets for which it is responsible.

Available Datasets

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has developed an "advanced search" feature in their Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) that allows investigators to filter all of the datasets available in dbGaP by the NIH Institute that oversees the study. Search for studies under an NCI DAC's purview in dbGaP.

The dbGaP Advanced Search mechanism allows investigators to filter studies by institute, phenotype, data type, and study design. The total number of studies listed will automatically update as more studies become available.

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