Center for Cancer Computational Biology
Dana Farver Cancer Institute



Announcement - 6/5/2014

On behalf of everyone at the CCCB, we would like to thank you for being a member of the our community. Beginning on June 18th, 2014 we will be instituting a new price structure for our sequencing offering. The updated price list can be found here. If you have any questions about the 2014 price list, please email us at


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Welcome to the Center for Cancer Computational Biology (CCCB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The CCCB has three primary elements..


  1. The CCCB sequencing facility offers a wide range of services to assist in the design and execution of next-generation sequencing projects. Utilizing the Illumina (Solexa) sequencing technology, we currently support a number of applications including ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, whole genome, whole exome, and targeted re-sequencing.
  1. The analytical services and support platform aims to provide state-of-the-art assistance in the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of large-scale data with a focus on data generated using 'omic technologies. In addition, we offer software, services, and training designed to assist investigators in advancing their research.
  1. The CCCB research program is focused on development of new methods for improving analysis and interpretation of genomic data through integration of diverse data types with the goal of creating open-source software tools to be made freely-available to the research community.


Monthly Employee Profile! 



Nicole Flanagan
Research Lab Technician


Nicole is a fan of celebrating differences. When asked about her favorite part about working at the CCCB, she mentions the interactions with different researchers and the collaborations on different projects from all over the Longwood area (and sometimes even further). When asked about her favorite musical, Nicole mentions Wicked, the story of two very different and very unlikely friends, Elphaba and Glinda. In the lab, Nicole certainly “Defies Gravity” and exceeds all expectations with her sequencing projects, which include RNASeq library preparation, library quantity control, and running our Illumina HiSeq 2000. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys seeing plays and musicals, hiking, and seeking delicious brunch options with her friends. She also has a 4 year old lab named Guinness, adopted on the day as green as Elphaba – St. Patricks Day!


The mission of the Center for Cancer Computational Biology (CCCB) is to further the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's commitment to advance the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.

We aim to do that by providing broad-based support for the analysis and interpretation of 'omic data and in doing so, further basic, clinical, and translational research and to conduct research that opens new ways of understanding human cancer.