August 23, 2023

Newly Created NIH Dataset Could Support Radiology Researchers

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a new dataset that could provide insights for researchers on how cancers develop and progress. The comprehensive dataset standardizes genomic, proteomic, imaging and clinical data from individual studies of more than 1,000 tumors across 10 types of cancer. The inclusion of imaging and clinical data in this dataset will serve academic radiology researchers by potentially depicting patterns in cancer tumor location and growth, as well as tracking the types of imaging used in specific case studies.

The launch of this dataset, generated by the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s Cancer Moonshot℠ goal of accelerating cancer research through improved data sharing. The dataset will be publicly available through the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons repositories.

For more information, contact Katie Grady, American College of Radiology® Government Affairs Director.