The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Founding Members and Current Project Team
AACR Team Science Award

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Founding Members and Current Project Team

Anna D. Barker, PhD

Anna D. Barker, PhD

TCGA Founder

Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD

Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD

TCGA Founder

Andrew C. von Eschenbach, MD

Andrew C. von Eschenbach, MD

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director During Launch of TCGA Pilot Projects (2002-2006)

John E. Niederhuber, MD

John E. Niederhuber, MD

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director During Launch of TCGA Pilot Projects (2006-2010)

Leland H. Hartwell, PhD, FAACR

Leland H. Hartwell, PhD, FAACR

National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) Working Group on Biomedical Technology Leader (Co-Chair)

Eric S. Lander, PhD, FAACR

Eric S. Lander, PhD, FAACR

National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) Working Group on Biomedical Technology Leader (Co-Chair)

Jean C. Zenklusen, PhD

Jean C. Zenklusen, PhD

TCGA Current Project Team Leader

The Cancer Genome Atlas Project began in 2006 as a joint effort between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute, bringing together researchers from diverse disciplines and multiple institutions to create a detailed catalog of genomic changes associated with specific types of cancer. TCGA has since opened new avenues of research to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of numerous cancers. The TCGA founders and current project team members are being recognized for their extensive collaborations and ongoing efforts to generate one of the largest-ever sets of tumor characterization data.


See a full listing of the founding members of the TCGA
See a full listing of the current project team members of the TCGA


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