Accelerating the discovery of better treatments for pediatric solid tumors and leukemias
Single-cell profiling is an exciting technology that can provide insight into how certain cells influence cancer progression and treatment response.
ALSF funds cutting-edge pediatric cancer research
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) funded 10 awards for childhood cancer investigators from 8 different institutions working on single-cell profiling to create a publicly available atlas of single-cell pediatric cancer data.
The Data Lab processes the generated data
The Data Lab processes the single-cell, single-nuclei, and bulk RNA sequencing data generated by the ALSF-funded researchers. The data from these patient tumors is made widely and easily available in one location through the ScPCA Portal.
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You can view the number of tumor types and samples being processed here.
The portal makes research faster and more cost-effective by uniformly processing the data with an open source, freely available, and well documented pipeline.
Trustworthy and Reproducible
The open source pipeline cultivates trust in the data and allows researchers to immediately utilize it for their own analyses and ensures reproducible results.
Making cutting-edge technology more accessible
Single-cell RNA sequencing is a cutting-edge technology and may not be available to all childhood cancer experts. The portal makes the outputs of this project widely accessible.
Contribute data to the ScPCA Portal
We accept submissions from pediatric cancer researchers with existing single-cell datasets! Eligible datasets will be made publicly available on the portal, enhancing the visibility of your work and making your research more discoverable by others. Researchers must process datasets using the Data Lab’s production pipeline to maintain consistency with other projects, submit the data, and sign a Data Transfer Agreement. Eligible researchers may receive a small one-time grant for their submission. View the full guidelines to learn more.
If you are interested in being a part of the ScPCA, the Data Lab is here to support you throughout the submission process. To get started, complete the intake form and the Data Lab will contact you within 3 business days to notify you of your eligibility and provide additional information required for submission.
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