NCI Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN) Meeting – Jun. 12-13

Memo From the National Cancer Institute

Registration is now open for the Summer 2023 Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN) hybrid meeting on June 12-13, 2023.

HTAN—a Cancer Moonshot initiative—aims to produce molecular resolution-level, single-cell spatial atlases of cancers as they progress from pre-cancer to cancer, then from locally invasive to metastatic disease, and respond or become resistant to cancer therapy. HTAN launched in 2018 with two pilot projects, ten HTAN Centers, and the HTAN Data Coordinating Center. HTAN investigators have contributed data- and insight-rich atlases and over 150 publications describing new cancer biology, potential biomarkers related to cancer risk and treatment response, and over 30 new experimental and analytical approaches. Data, protocols, and analysis tools associated with HTAN are available on the HTAN data portal the Institute for Systems Biology Cancer Genomics Cloud, and the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons resources.

The Summer 2023 HTAN meeting will take place virtually and at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. Participants outside of the HTAN program are welcome and highly encouraged to join the meeting virtually to learn more about HTAN and interact with HTAN investigators. The two-day meeting will highlight the HTAN atlases that are currently available and include presentations from investigators outside of HTAN that have employed HTAN data and resources in their own projects. Virtual participants will be able to ask questions and contribute to the meeting through the Slido platform. Registration for the meeting will be open until June 13, 2023, and a draft agenda can be found at the Meeting Website.

For technical questions related to the virtual meeting, please contact For questions related to the meeting program, please contact Shannon Hughes ( or Sean Hanlon (

If you are an individual with a disability who needs reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please contact at least five business days before the event, so that we can discuss your accommodation request.