Dr. Thomas Giordano wins the AACR 2020 Team Science Award

By Lynn McCain | November 30 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Giordano and the entire Cancer Genome Atlas Project team for winning the American Association of Cancer Research’s 2020 Team Science Award.

According to the AACR Awards page, 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 were recognized for their extensive collaborations and ongoing efforts to generate one of the largest-ever sets of tumor characterization data.

Giordano appreciates the opportunity to participate on the TCGA afforded him by the Department’s leadership. “The opportunity to participate in TCGA and serve as clinical co-chair for the thyroid and adrenal cortical projects is clearly one of the highlights of my research career.  The Department of Pathology fully supported my involvement from 2010 to 2018 and is one of the few departments in which I could have accomplished this.”

Click here to learn more about the Cancer Genome Atlas Project.