ICGA is a National Project for large scale multi-omics profiling of Indian cancers completely created by Indians for contribution to the Global Cancer Knowledge Base.

ICGA Foundation is a not-for-profit, public-private-philanthropic partnership specially set up as a Section 8 Company to host the Indian Cancer Genome Atlas (ICGA) Project.

About ICGA

ICGA Mission Statement

To create an indigenously developed, open-source, comprehensive database of molecular profiles of all cancers prevalent in Indian populations.

ICGA project is inspired by and modelled after The Cancer Genomics Atlas (TCGA) set up by the US National Cancer Institute in 2006.

Why Indian Cancer Genome Atlas (ICGA)?

Our Cancers are different!

The goal is to leverage our genetic diversity to learn more about cancer and to find precise treatments for our people.

Latest News

Article in Economic Times - January 19, 2021

In December, even before the exuberance over the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines could sink in, researchers in the UK found that gene mutations or natural changes in the coronavirus had made it even more infectious.

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Press Release from Government of India about ICGA - December 04, 2020

Dr. Harsh Vardhan virtually inaugurates the 2nd Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) 2020 Conference.

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  • December 3 – 5, 2020


    Annual TCGA Conference and Workshop

    Towards Team Science for Multi-omics Studies in South Asia

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, even though initially planned, it was not possible to organize a 2nd TCGA-themed conference in Pune in 2020. Instead, this conference was organized in app online format with the theme 'Towards Team Science for Multi-omics Cancer Research in South Asia'.

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