Data Coordination Centers

Breast and Colon Cancer Family Registries

The Breast and Colon Cancer Family Registries (BC-CFR) of the National Cancer Institute  is a resource for investigating the genetic epidemiology of breast, ovarian, and colorectal cancers.  Six clinical sites collect  data from thousands of patients, which are supplied to Informatics Support Center run by the Georgetown ICBI.  This center develops and maintains the core data and software infrastructure for the registries. More information about the registries can be found at:

Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) launched the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) in 2011 to accelerate the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through the application of robust, quantitative, proteomic technologies and workflows.

The CPTAC Data Coordinating Center serves as the hub and central repository for all data from the Proteome Characterization Centers (PCCs).  All PCC awardees upload their data from discovery through to verification efforts. The data produced from the Consortium is then made publicly available to the entire scientific community. The Data Coordinating Center is managed and operated by the certified small business E-SAC located in Rockville, MD with scientific expertise provided by the Georgetown ICBI.