International Cancer Genome Consortium releases data on 10k cancer genomes

The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) today announced that it has made available to the scientific community data from more than 10,000 cancer genomes. The data can be used by cancer researchers around the world to better understand the genomic basis of cancer, accelerate cancer research and aid in the development of more targeted treatments.

“In 2012 an estimated 14 million people around the world were diagnosed with cancer and 8.2 million people died of the disease, according to GLOBOCAN. By 2025 it is expected that more than 20 million new cancer cases per year will be diagnosed due to growth and ageing of the population,” said Dr. Tom Hudson, President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and a founder of the ICGC.

Read the full, original story: Data on more than 10,000 cancer genomes released by the International Cancer Genome Consortium

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