Find comprehensive information on HIV-associated cancers, including treatment, prevention, clinical trials, and more.
Helpful links include a list of resources related to OCG programs as well as educational resources that illustrate the basics of cancer genomics research.
Cancer in Children and Adolescents
View a fact sheet that has statistics as well as information about types, causes, and treatments of cancers in children and adolescents in the United States.
Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program
The Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) seeks to improve the lives of cancer patients by finding better treatments, control mechanisms, and cures for cancer. CTEP funds a national program of cancer research, sponsoring clinical trials to evaluate new anti-cancer agents.
Center for Cancer Genomics
The Office of Cancer Genomics is within the Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG). CCG was established to unify NCI’s activities in cancer genomics with the goal of advancing genomics research and translating findings into the clinic to improve the precise diagnosis and treatment of cancers.
Find comprehensive information on childhood cancers: current treatments, clinical trials, prevention, genetics, testing, and more.
Childhood Cancers in Spanish (Español)
Gabriella Miller Kids First (GMKF/Kids First) Pediatric Research Program
The Gabriella Miller Kids First initiative is a trans-NIH effort to increase understanding of genetic changes associated with certain devastating pediatric conditions. The initiative will develop a centralized database of well-curated clinical and genetic sequence data from childhood cancer and structural birth defects cohorts comprising thousands of patients and their families.
To learn more about the initiative and the data available, please visit
Genomic Data Commons (GDC)
NCI's Genomic Data Commons (GDC) is a unified data sharing platform that allows users to search, browse, download, and analyze data. The GDC serves as a single knowledge base which unifies genomic and clinical data from different research programs for the cancer research community.
Guide to Accessing Program Data
Visit the Guide to Accessing Data page for a visual and interactive guide on how to access OCG program data.
Human cDNA Library from the ORFeome Collaboration (OC)
The goal of the OC, an informal volunteer multi-institutional collaboration, is to provide the research community with validated, full open reading frame (ORF) cDNA clones for all of the currently defined human genes. The ORF clones do not include 5’ and 3’ UTRs and can be easily sub-cloned into any type of expression vector. These clones are available to researchers worldwide through multiple distributors.
Mammalian cDNA Library from the NIH Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC)
The MGC provides the research community full-length clones for most of the defined (as of 2006) human and mouse genes, along with selected clones of cow and rat genes. Clones were designed to allow easy transfer of the ORF sequences into nearly any type of expression vector. MGC provides protein ‘expression-ready’ clones for each of the included human genes. MGC is part of the ORFeome Collaboration (OC).
National Cancer Institute
Visit the NCI website for comprehensive cancer information.
NCI’s Lung Cancer page
Learn an abundance of current information on lung cancer.
NCI’s Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma page
Find comprehensive information on NHL, including testing, treatment, genetics, clinical trials, and more.
Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancies (OHAM)
NCI’s Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancies (OHAM) is a great resource for learning about HIV-associated cancers.
Online Bioinformatics Tutorials
Bioinformatics is a scientific discipline that applies computer science and information technology to help understand biological processes. The NIH provides a list of free online bioinformatics tutorials, either generated by the NIH Library or other institutes, which includes introductory lectures and "how to" videos on using various tools.
Open versus Controlled-Access Data
OCG employs stringent human subjects’ protection and data access policies to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the research participants. Depending on the risk of patient identification, OCG programs data are available to the scientific community in two tiers: open or controlled-access. Both types of data can be accessed through its corresponding OCG program-specific data matrix or portal.
Data within this category presents minimal risk of participant identification. Much of OCG program data, excluding patient identifiers, are open-access. OCG provides the scientific community the maximum amount of open-access data allowable under HIPAA guidelines. Access to these data does not require user certification, and researchers may explore data content without restriction.
Data within this category present a higher risk of patient identification. While stripped of direct patient identifiers as defined by HIPAA, controlled-access data contain specific demographic, clinical, and genotypic information that are excluded in open-access data. Controlled-access data are unique and valuable to research projects for which open-access data are insufficient. Access to protected data requires user certification which can be obtained through NCBI’s dbGaP (National Center for Biotechnology Information’s database of Genotypes and Phenotypes).
To learn more and understand which data each OCG program provides, visit How to Access Multiple Datasets.
Resources for Researchers
Resources for Researchers is a directory of NCI-supported tools and services for cancer researchers. Resources are developed and maintained by NCI scientists or were created with grant funding. Most resources are free and available to anyone. Each resource is owned by an NCI division, office, or center.
What is Cancer?
A brief explanation of how cancer forms, basic statistics, and links to additional resources.